This is a trio to die for! Tony winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano and Broadway alum Heléne Yorke will join Benjamin Walker in the Broadway premiere of American Psycho. The three will play Patrick's Mother/Mrs. Wolfe, Jean and Evelyn Williams, respectively. Damiano and Yorke had taken part in the workshop presentation earlier this year.
The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24, 2016. Rupert Goold will direct.
Ripley and Damiano reunite after playing mother and daughter in Next to Normal, which earned Ripley a Tony and Damiano a nomination. Ripley's additional credits include Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show and Sunset Boulevard. Damiano made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Yorke returns to the Great White Way after appearing in Bullets Over Broadway and Grease. On screen, she can be seen in Masters of Sex and the upcoming series Graves.
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): 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: He also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.
Additional casting and the opening night date will be announced later.