Meet Broadway’s newest musical star: Patrick Bateman.
After a canceled off-Broadway engagement, the stage adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel “American Psycho” will open on the Great White Way this season.
Previews will begin Feb. 19, 2016, with an official opening on March 21. No Broadway theater has been set yet.
The musical comes to Broadway after an acclaimed 2013 run in London, where it starred the Eleventh Doctor from “Dr. Who,” Matt Smith, in the Patrick Bateman role made famous by Christian Bale in Mary Harron’s 2000 film.
Benjamin Walker (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) will star at Bateman on Broadway. He was last seen opposite Scarlett Johannson in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Rupert Goold ("Enron"), who directed the show in London, will once again direct in New York.
The 1980s-set “American Psycho” musical features many of the hit songs used in the film -- “Hip to Be Square” by Huey Lewis & The News, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears For Fears, “Don’t You Want Me” by the Human League, etc.
Additional songs come from Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik (“Spring Awakening”).
The stage show’s book is written by one of the “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” scribes, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Both Sheik and Aguirre-Sacasa will are expected to be making changes to the show before its New York premiere.
For more information, visit americanpsychobroadway.com