Why See American Psycho?
My Name Is Patrick bateman...
Revamped after a sell out run in London with Doctor Who star Matt Smith, American Psycho is coming back to its heartland, this time with an all-American cast! And that's not all, the stylish synth-pop scored murderous musical has undergone a few more changes, with new songs, and lashings of more horror and suspense. Stepping into Matt Smith's blood-soaked shoes as Patrick Bateman is Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).
Based on Brett Easton Ellis' 1991 novel and the film of the same name, American Psycho's transformation to ironic musical spectacular was the idea of the playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. A strange concept for a musical you might think, a yuppie whose life is built on shallow consumerism and violent, diabolical acts, but American Psycho is a slick, funny and clever show that illustrates our fascination with capitalism and how it can devalue the few real things in life.
1980's Manhattan: What is American Psycho about?
On the outside, Patrick Bateman looks like he has it all; money, designer clothes, a great job and a beautiful girlfriend. But the handsome young Wall Street yuppie feels numb to everything, with emotion a language he can't understand.
As such, he feels no remorse when committing murder in a variety of gruesome ways. But it becomes increasingly obviously that even his serial killing antics might not help him reclaim reality...
Previews from: 24 March 2016
Opening night: 21 April 2016
This show is for those aged 18+ only
Two hours and 42 minutes including one intermission
Cast and Creative
Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman
Drew Moerlein as Paul Owen
Alice Ripley as Mrs. Bateman/Mrs. Wolfe
Helen York as Evelyn Williams
Jennifer Damiano as Jean
Krystina Alabado as Vandan
Dave Thomas Brown as David van Patten
Jordan Dean as Luis Carruthers
Anna Eilinsfeld as Victoria
Jason Hite as Sean Bateman
Ericka Hunter as Sabrina
Holly James as Christine
Keith Randolph Smith as Detective Kimball
Alex Michael Stoll as Craig McDermott
Morgan Weed as Courtney Lawrence
Theo Stockman as Tim Price
Book by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
Music & Lyrics by Duncan Sheik
Directed by Rupert Goold
Choreography by Lynne Page
Scenic Design by Es Devlin
Costumes by Katrina Lindsay
Lighting by Justin Townsend
Sound by Dan Moses Schreier
Video Design by Finn Ross
Music Direction by Jason Hart
2016 Tony Award Nominations
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Benjamin Walker
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Rupert Goold
Outstanding Choreography - Lynne Page
Outstanding Set Design for a Musical - Es Devlin
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Katrina Lindsay
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical - Justin Townsend
Outstanding Projection Design - Finn Ross
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Dan Moses Schreier
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