American Psycho to close on Broadway on 5 June 2016

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Broadway premiere of American Psycho will shutter early on the Great White Way. Producers have announced a closing date of 5 June 2016. Previews began at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 24 March 2016, and officially opened on 21 April, and was previously booking through to 25 September 2016. Upon closing, it will have played a total of just 81 performances.

Directed by Olivier Award winner Rupert Goold and choreographed by Lynne Page, American Psycho features a book by Roberto Aguire-Sacasa with music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik, and is based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis.

Synopsis: "Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all - looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing."

The cast includes Benjamin Walker (Patrick Bateman), Tony winner Alice Ripley (Patrick's Mother/Mrs. Wolfe), Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano (Jean), Helene Yorke (Evelyn Williams), Drew Moerlein (Paul Owen), Krystina Alabado (Vandan), Dave Thomas Brown (David van Patten), Jordan Dean (Luis Carruthers), Anna Eilinsfeld (Victoria), Jason Hite (Sean Bateman), Ericka Hunter (Sabrina), Holly James (Christine), Keith Randolph Smith (Detective Kimball), Alex Michael Stoll (Craig McDermott), and Morgan Weed (Courtney Lawrence), with Sydney Morton, Anthony Sagaria and Neka Zang.

The creative team behind American Psycho features music direction by Jason Hart, music supervision & vocal arrangements by David Shrubsole, scenic design by three-time Olivier winner Es Devlin, lighting design by Justin Townsend and video design by Tony winner Finn Ross.

American Psycho is produced on Broadway by Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer), Jeffrey Richards, and Jerry Frankel in cooperation with Edward R. Pressman.

Rupert Goold also directed the London premiere at the Almeida Theatre in 2013, where 'Dr Who' star Matt Smith starred as protagonist Patrick Bateman.

Bret Easton Ellis' novel was first published in 1991, and was made into a successful film in 2000 starring Christian Bale. The musical version opened at London's Almeida Theatre to a sell out run and mixed-to-positive reviews. Directed by Artistic Director of the Almeida, Rupert Goold, the production was part funded by a Kickstarter campaign, giving members of the public an opportunity to financially back the musical.

- by Tom Millward

Benjamin Walker in American Psycho More Production Photos

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