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American Psycho - Off-Broadway

A new musical based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel and featuring music by Duncan Sheik.

Benjamin Walker Will Star in the U.S. Premiere of Duncan Sheik's American Psycho Off-Broadway

Benjamin Walker Will Star in the U.S. Premiere of Duncan Sheik's American Psycho Off-Broadway
Benjamin Walker

About the Show

'American Psycho' features music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik.

Broadway alum Benjamin Walker will star as Patrick Bateman in the previously announced U.S. premiere of American Psycho at Second Stage, according to Deadline. The potentially Broadway-aimed new musical thriller, which premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in December 2013, will begin off-Broadway performances in February 2015 and open officially the following month. Rupert Goold, who helmed the production across the pond, will direct.

Walker's Great White Way credits include Cat on a Hot Tin RoofBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Inherit the Wind. He starred as the titular presidential slayer in the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He recently appeared in Hair at the Hollywood Bowl.

American Psycho features music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy winner Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman: a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: Patrick can’t get the blood out of his $5000 suits, because he also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers. The novel was adopted into an acclaimed film in 2000 starring Christian Bale.

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