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American Psycho - 2016 - Broadway

$69-$148

26-year-old Patrick Bateman is sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome. He's got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend, a to-die-for apartment, and a Wall Street job in 1980s New York City. In short, his life's killer. There's just one snag in this dark vision of the American Dream... Patrick can't get the blood out of his $5000 suits.

Based on the best-selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis, and set in the epicenter of excess: 1980s Manhattan, this hit 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...

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 42 minutes, with one intermission

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

(New York, NY)
236 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For American Psycho


'American Psycho': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Director Rupert Goold, composer Duncan Sheik and book writer Roberta Aguirre-Sacasa crank up the satirical volume on Bret Easton Ellis' cult novel in a musical with design to die for and a cool, period-appropriate electro-pop score... the show is a very sharp, distinctly theatrical treatment of its source material, in many ways improving on Mary Harron's movie version from 2000...Goold and Aguirre-Sacasa have been prudent in toning down the book's perceived misogyny and sexual violence while honing its acerbic portrait of late capitalism in a milieu where surface is everything...Walker is charismatic and commanding, but it's the broken, corrosively conflicted aspects of his characterization that make the performance so hypnotic...Helene Yorke, hilarious as Patrick's aggressively superficial fiancée Evelyn...Alice Ripley...can't do much with the role of Patrick's medicated mother...But Jennifer Damiano finds poignancy in the good-girl part of Patrick's smitten secretary Jean...Still, even with its flaws the musical is a bloody good time.

American Psycho review – Patrick Bateman sings, strips and slashes - Guardian
A bold and perilous artistic endeavor, this musical is also something of a tonal muddle, approaching the material from myriad angles - some serious, some sleazy, some nice, some nasty - which don't ultimately form a persuasive whole...As adapted by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, scored by Duncan Sheik, and directed by Rupert Goold, this is an inarguably stylish undertaking and sometimes an exciting one...Often the production delights, in ways camp and comedic, in the ugly extravagance of the period...Walker, looking like a brilliantined Ken Doll, gives another galvanic turn, communicating the seductiveness, playfulness, and terrible vacancy that define Bateman...So is this satire or psychodrama, monstrous comedy or moral horror? It's all and it's nothing, too.


 



 

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by Stage Tube - June 8, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, played its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, June 5 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. 
by BWW Special Coverage - June 5, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, plays its final performance on Broadway today, Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. American Psycho will have played a total of 81 performances. In honor of the show's killing spree on the Great White Way, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at AMERICAN PSYCHO!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2016
Today, Moerlein speaks exclusively with BWW about making his debut and explains why Broadway will never be the same now that the American Psycho is in town!  
by David Clarke - May 10, 2016
The synth-laden opening strains of Concord Music Group's AMERICAN PSYCHO (Original London Cast Recording) are appropriately dark and sterile. In crafting the score for the musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel by the same title, Duncan Sheik has created a Broadway score that purposefully reminds listeners of synth-pop music by the likes of Giorgio Moroder while mixing in updated technologies to ensure that the score is as crisp and pulsating as any track on Daft Punk's RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES. The end result is an album filled with addictive looping and backbeats that masterfully mixes throwback modalities with modern technology to create an unexpectedly electronic musical score.
by Michael Dale - April 27, 2016
The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest.
by Michael Dale - April 26, 2016
The new Instagram account psychocast is for those who can't get enough of the sexy AMERICAN PSYCHO cast.
by Michael Dale - April 26, 2016
The winning bidder receives two house seats for AMERICAN PSYCHO, and meets the composer/lyricist and cast members after the performance.
by Walter McBride - April 25, 2016
Patrick Bateman has officially arrived! Just last week, the company of AMERICAN PSYCHO took their first bows at the Schoenfeld Theatre.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Alex Michael Stoll with the company!
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2016
Need more Patrick Bateman? You're in luck, because the cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO has launched a sexy, new Instagram account @Psychocast. Click here for a backstage look at Broadway's new thriller!
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 23, 2016
Patrick Bateman has officially arrived! Just last night, the company of AMERICAN PSYCHO took their first bows at the Schoenfeld Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the killer opening night and you can find out what the cast had to say after the curtain went down below!
by Ken Fallin - April 22, 2016
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of Benjamin Walker in American Psycho!
by Walter McBride - April 22, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre (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. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below!
by Walter McBride - April 22, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre (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. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below!
by Walter McBride - April 22, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, 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. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!
by Michael Dale - April 22, 2016
Based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel, AMERICAN PSYCHO nails 1980s financial boom excessiveness.
by Review Roundups - April 21, 2016
Let's check out what the critics had to say...
by Meet the Cast - April 21, 2016
AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show!