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Musical Adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's 'American Psycho' Closing

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    Jeremy Daniel
    Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho."

    After mixed reviews, struggling at the box office and being shut out of the top nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards, "American Psycho" will close on Broadway.

    The musical adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis's iconic novel will play its final performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Sunday, June 5. At the time of its closing, "Psycho" will have played a total of 27 previews and 54 regular performances.

    Actor Benjamin Walker ("Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson") plays Patrick Bateman in the '80s-set musical -- the Wall Street investment banker with killer looks and killer tendencies. The role was made famous by Christian Bale in Mary Harron’s 2000 film.

    The stage show features many of the hit songs used in the film, including "Hip to be Square" by Huey Lewis & The News, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears For Fears and "Don’t You Want Me" by the Human League.

    Additional songs come from Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening").

    Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa -- one of the scribes behind "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" -- penned the book. Tony-nominee Rupert Goold ("King Charles III") directs.

    In addition to Walker, the cast also includes "Next to Normal" alums Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano.

    "Psycho" had a tricky road to the rialto. After an acclaimed 2013 run in London, the musical scheduled its New York premiere for an Off-Broadway run at Second Stage Theatre in March 2015. The run was eventually cancelled, as producers decided to bring the show straight to Broadway instead.

    While reviews were mixed, sales remained steady throughout its run -- averaging about 54% of its million dollar gross potential. The two Tony nominations (in the scenic and lighten design categories) weren't enough to boost sales.

    No national tour has been announced at this time.

    Ticket holders with seats after the June 5 closing date should visit their point of purchase for refunds or exchanges.

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