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AMERICAN PSYCHO Starts Its Killing Spree Tonight on Broadway

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, celebrates its Opening Night on Broadway tonight, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman.

AMERICAN PSYCHO has music, lyrics and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Supergirl," "Looking," "Glee"). Directed by Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold (King Charles III), AMERICAN PSYCHO has choreography by Tony Award-nominee Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles).

Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out London run, AMERICAN PSYCHO comes home to the city that inspired it. Based on the best-selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis, and set in the epicenter of excess: 1980s Manhattan, the musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker with impeccable taste and unquenchable desires. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in chic restaurants, exclusive clubs and designer labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip...

Joining Benjamin Walker in the cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO areHeléne Yorke (Bullets over Broadway, "Masters of Sex") as Evelyn Williams, Patrick's girlfriend; Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as Patrick's Mother/Mrs. Wolfe; Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) as Jean, Patrick's secretary; Drew Moerlein(seen in the horror series ""South of Hell") as Paul Owen; Krystina Alabado (Lazarus, American Idiot) as Vanden; Dave Thomas Brown(The Legend of Georgia McBride) as David van Patten; Jordan Dean(Shows For Days, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Luis Carruthers; Anna Eilinsfeld (Kinky Boots, Wicked) as Victoria; Jason Hite (Bare) as Sean Bateman; Ericka Hunter as Sabrina (Rock of Ages); Holly James*(AMERICAN PSYCHO's London cast) as Christine; Keith Randolph Smith (Fences, King Hedley II) as Detective Kimball; Theo Stockman(American Idiot, Hair) as Tim Price; Alex Michael Stoll (West Side Story, Evita, If/Then) as Craig McDermott; and Morgan Weed (Next to Normal, Saved) as Courtney Lawrence. Also featured in the company are Brandon Kalm (American Idiot tour), Sydney Morton (Memphis, Evita, Motown), Anthony Sagaria (The Bad Years), and Neka Zang (Rock of Ages).

AMERICAN PSYCHO has music direction by Jason Hart, and music supervision and vocal arrangements by David Shrubsole.

AMERICAN PSYCHO has scenic design by triple Olivier Award-winning stage designer Es Devlin (tours for Adele, Beyoncé, U2, Kanye West), costume design by Tony Award-winner Katrina Lindsay (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), lighting design by Obie Award-recipient Justin Townsend (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Here Lies Love), sound design by Obie Award-recipient Dan Moses Schreier, and video design by Tony Award-winner Finn Ross (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Casting is by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.

AMERICAN PSYCHO is presented on Broadway by Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer), Jeffrey Richardsand Will Trice, in cooperation with Edward R. Pressman.

AMERICAN PSYCHO had its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London from December 3rd, 2013 through February 1st, 2014. That sold-out production was presented by The Almeida Theatre and Headlong in association with Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer).

*Holly James is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance in this production.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

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