AMERICAN PSYCHO ANNOUNCES FULL CAST
(THE CHOICE; CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF,
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON)
THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF A MUSICAL
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TONY AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER
DUNCAN SHEIK (SPRING AWAKENING)
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA (“SUPERGIRL,” “LOOKING,” GLEE”)
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY BRET EASTON ELLIS
CELEBRATING ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
DIRECTED BY OLIVIER AWARD-WINNER
RUPERT GOOLD (KING CHARLES III)
CHOREOGRAPHED BY LYNNE PAGE (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES)
SCENIC DESIGN BY TRIPLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNER
ES DEVLIN (TOURS FOR ADELE, BEYONCÉ, U2, KANYE WEST)
TONY AWARD-WINNER ALICE RIPLEY (NEXT TO NORMAL),
HELÉNE YORKE (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY),
TONY AWARD-NOMINEE JENNIFER DAMIANO (NEXT TO NORMAL),
DREW MOERLEIN (“SOUTH OF HELL”),
KRYSTINA ALABADO (LAZARUS, AMERICAN IDIOT),
DAVE THOMAS BROWN (HEATHERS THE MUSICAL),
JORDAN DEAN (SHOWS FOR DAYS, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF),
ANNA EILINSFELD (KINKY BOOTS, WICKED),
JASON HITE (BARE),
ERICKA HUNTER (ROCK OF AGES),
HOLLY JAMES (AMERICAN PSYCHO – LONDON CAST),
KEITH RANDOLPH SMITH (FENCES, KING HEDLEY II),
ALEX MICHAEL STOLL (WEST SIDE STORY, EVITA, IF/THEN),
MORGAN WEED (NEXT TO NORMAL, SAVED),
SYDNEY MORTON (MEMPHIS, EVITA, MOTOWN),
ANTHONY SAGARIA (THE BAD YEARS)
and NEKA ZANG (ROCK OF AGES)
PERFORMANCES BEGIN THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
OPENING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016 AT 6:30 PM
AT THE GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE (236 W. 45TH STREET)
Listen to Duncan Sheik Perform Select Demo Tracks from AMERICAN PSYCHO at
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 — will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Opening Night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2016. AMERICAN PSYCHO has music and lyrics 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 Lynne Page (La Cage Aux Folles). Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and star of the upcoming film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice) is cast in the lead role of Patrick Bateman. Tickets for AMERICAN PSYCHO are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.
Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out London run, AMERICAN PSYCHObrings its designer brand of style, sex and synthesizers to Broadway. Set in the excess of 1980s Manhattan, AMERICAN PSYCHO tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker who pursues his darkest American dreams. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in exclusive restaurants, hot clubs and luxury labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a more sinful indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip…
Joining Mr. Walker in the cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO are Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe; Heléne Yorke (Bullets over Broadway, “Masters of Sex”) as Evelyn Williams, Patrick’s girlfriend; 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 Vandan; Dave Thomas Brown (Heathers The Musical) 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; 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 Sydney Morton (Memphis, Evita, Motown), Anthony Sagaria (The Bad Years), and Neka Zang (Rock of Ages).
*Holly James is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance in this production.
AMERICAN PSYCHO has scenic design by triple Olivier Award-winning stage designer Es Devlin (tours for Adele, Beyoncé, U2, Kanye West), lighting design by Obie Award recipient Justin Townsend (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Here Lies Love) 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 has music direction by Jason Hart, and music supervision and vocal arrangements by David Shrubsole.
AMERICAN PSYCHO is presented on Broadway by Act 4 Entertainment (David Johnson & Jesse Singer) and Jeffrey Richards, 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).
Critical acclaim for the world-premiere Almeida production:
“Funny and superbly staged… the most stylish production of the year.” – Sunday Express
“Brilliant and absorbing.” – Evening Standard
“A stylish feast…” – The Daily Mirror
“Pure, decadent pleasure.”– London Times
“Stunning. Original . . . creepy, beautiful . . . sleek and disturbing.” – What’s On Stage
"Confirms the mythic power of Ellis’ story and leaves us all dangerously entertained."
– The Guardian
For more information, and to listen to composer & lyricist Duncan Sheik perform select demo tracks from AMERICAN PSYCHO, visit www.americanpsychobroadway.com.
BENJAMIN WALKER (Patrick Bateman) can next be seen as the male lead in LionsGate’s romantic drama The Choice, an adaptation of the successful novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, which will be released on February 5, 2016. Walker has also wrapped production as the star of the romantic period film The Moon and The Sun, based on the popular young adult novel of the same name; Look Away, opposite Matthew Broderick, Chloe Sevigny and Shannon Tarbet; and the independent crime thriller Shimmer Lake. Some of his other previous film credits include appearing in Ron Howard’s adaptation of In The Heart of The Sea, the Clint Eastwood directed Flags Of Our Fathers, the Bill Condon directed Kinsey, the title role in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, produced by Tim Burton, and the Emmy- nominated HBO film Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight directed by Stephen Frears. Benjamin is perhaps best known from his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway as the title character in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Benjamin’s extensive theater credits include: the Broadway revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof alongside Scarlett Johannson and directed by Rob Ashford, Roundabout Theatre Company’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway directed by Rufus Norris and co-starring Laura Linney, and Inherit The Wind on Broadway opposite Brian Dennehy and Christopher Plummer, directed by Doug Hughes. He also co- starred in Arrangements Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company, directed by Christian Parker. Raised in Cartersville, Georgia, Benjamin is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He currently resides in New York where he produces and hosts a monthly comedy variety show called “Find the Funny” at Joe’s Pub.
ALICE RIPLEY (Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe) received the 2009 Best Actress in a Musical Tony and Helen Hayes Awards for her work in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of The Who’s Tommy, and went on to star in the original Broadway casts of Sunset Boulevard, Side Show (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), James Joyce’s The Dead, and The Rocky Horror Show. Ms. Ripley is also a songwriter, and she has produced three albums with her band, RIPLEY. She has starred in the feature films Muckland, SUGAR!, Bear With Us, The Way I Remember It and Isn’t It Delicious, and recently appeared on the small screen in “Blue Bloods,” “30 Rock,” and “Royal Pains.” (twitter/fb/instagram: @ripleytheband)
HELÉNE YORKE (Evelyn Williams) is currently shooting the new Epix show “Graves,” alongside Nick Nolte. She also recently recurred as “Jane” on the critically acclaimed Showtime series “Masters of Sex.”She can next be seen in the upcoming film The Night Before. Heléne has also performed on Broadway, most notably in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, as well as Off-Broadway. Other TV credits include “Person of Interest” (CBS), “30 Rock” (NBC), “A Gifted Man” (CBS), “I Just Want My Pants Back” (MTV), and “Louie” (FX). She was also featured on the acclaimed web series “High Maintenance.” Heléne can be heard on “American Dad” (FOX), “Family Guy” (FOX), “Bojack Horseman” (NETFLIX), and “Robot Chicken” (Comedy Central).
JENNIFER DAMIANO (Jean) received a Tony Award nomination for creating the role of “Natalie” in the critically acclaimed Broadway production Next to Normal. She returned to Broadway as the original “Mary Jane Watson” in Spiderman: Turn Of the Dark, with music and lyrics by U2, and starred in the Off-Broadway musical, Venice, at the Public Theater. At 15 years old, Jennifer made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and was the youngest member of the original cast. Jennifer recently completed shooting the independent film, American Dresser, and can be seen in the indie features Outliving Emily and B-Side, as well as Fourth Man Out, due in theaters early 2016.
DUNCAN SHEIK (Music & Lyrics) was awarded the 2007 Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album for Spring Awakening, which won a total of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. His other work for the stage includes Because of Winn Dixie (Arkansas Repertory Theater); The Nightingale (La Jolla Playhouse); Alice By Heart (London’s National Theatre); Whisper House (Old Globe Theatre); Nero (Another Golden Rome) (Powerhouse Theatre); and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Classic Stage Company). Film scores include The Cake Eaters; Little Spirit and Harvest. As a solo recording artist, Sheik’s self-titled debut on Atlantic Records spent 52 weeks on the Billboard 200 and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Vocal and was Certified Gold by the RIAA. Sheik’s other albums include Humming; Phantom Moon; Daylight; White Limousine; Whisper House; Covers 80s and Legerdemain.
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA (Book) is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, comic book and television writer. He is the co-book writer of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. His plays, including Abigail/1702 (New York Stage and Film/Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/City Theatre, Pittsburgh); Doctor Cerberus (South Coast Repertory/LA Theatreworks, California); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Roundhouse Theatre, Maryland); King of Shadows (Working Theatre, New York); Good Boys and True (Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago/Second Stage Theatre, New York); Based on a Totally True Story (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Mystery Plays (Second Stage Theatre/Yale Repertory Theatre); The Velvet Sky (Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington D.C.); The Muckle Man (City Theatre); Dark Matters (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York); Rough Magic (Hangar Theatre, New York); The Weird(Dad’s Garage Theatre, Atlanta); It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s SUPERMAN(Dallas Theatre Center). He is the Chief Creative Officer for Archie Comics, for which he writes the horror hit Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Additionally, he has written for the HBO series “Big Love,” the Fox hit “Glee,” and HBO’s “Looking." His film work includes Carrie and The Town that Dreaded Sundown, both for MGM. Roberto is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. He was the recipient of the 2009 Horizon Award from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.
BRET EASTON ELLIS (Novelist). Bret’s original novel American Psycho was published in 1991. He has written seven novels including Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, Glamorama, and Lunar Park. His works have been translated into twenty-seven languages. American Psycho, Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, and The Informers, a collection of short stories, have all been made into films. This is the first time any of his novels have been adapted for the stage.
RUPERT GOOLD (Director) is the Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre. He was previously artistic director of Headlong, associate director at the RSC and artistic director of Northampton Theatres. Theatrical credits include: Medea (Almeida); The Iliad (Almeida); King Charles III (Almeida/West End); Made in Dagenham (West End); The Merchant of Venice (RSC/Almeida); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Almeida); The Effect and Earthquakes in London (Headlong/National Theatre); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Three Sixty/Kensington Gardens); Romeo and Juliet; The Tempest;and Speaking Like Magpies (RSC); Enron (Headlong/Chichester Festival Theatre/Royal Court/West End/Broadway); Oliver!; The Glass Menagerie; Art; Speed-the-Plow (West End); King Lear (Liverpool Everyman/Young Vic); No Man’s Land (Gate Theatre, Dublin/West End); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Chichester Festival Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/West End); Macbeth (BAM/Broadway/Chichester Festival Theatre/West End); Faustus (Headlong); Hamlet; Summer Lightning; Insignificance; Paradise Lost; Waiting for Godot; The Weir and Betrayal (Northampton Theatre Royal/Greenwich); Othello (Northampton Theatre Royal/Greenwich Theatre); Restoration; Paradise Lost (Headlong); Scaramouche (Salisbury Playhouse/Australia, New Zealand, Canada Tour); The Wind in the Willows; On Thee We Feed (English National Opera); Privates on Parade (New Vic); Gone to LA (Hampstead); Broken Glass (Watford Palace Theatre); Habeas Corpus; Summer Lighting; Dancing at Lughnasa (Salisbury Playhouse); The Colonel Bird (Gate); Brand (NT Studio); Romeo and Juliet (Greenwich); The End of the Affair (Bridewell); Film credits include: True Story, Richard II, and Macbeth.
LYNNE PAGE (Choreographer) is a choreographer who works in Film, TV, Music, Musicals, Plays and Opera. Theatre credits include: Oh What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East); American Psycho (Almeida & Headlong); Viva Forever! (West End); Company (Sheffield Theatres); My Fair Lady (Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg); The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre), My Fair Lady (Théâtre du Châtelet Paris); La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway – 2009 What’s On Stage Award, Olivier Award Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination, Tony Award Nomination); A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway); Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (West End); Never So Good, The Merchant of Venice (National theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End & Tour);Bad Girls The Musical, Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Assassins (Crucible, Sheffield); There Came a Gypsy Riding, The Late Henry Moss (Almeida); Fabulation (Tricycle Theatre); Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC); Bat Boy- The Musical (West End); Tell Me On a Sunday (West End); and Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour).
ES DEVLIN (Scenic Design) is an award winning, international stage designer whose projects range from small-scale theatre to global sporting events via opera, dance, pop music and fashion. Having designed the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, Es has now collaborated with Fernando Meirelles on the concept for the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics, as well as designing performances for Adele and the current U2 Arena tour, new plays at the Royal Court Theatre and Almeida, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at the Barbican and Carmen on the lake at Bregenz. She has collaborated with Kanye West since 2005 designing for “Touch the Sky,” “Glow in the Dark,” “Watch The Throne” and “Yeezus” tours. Other recent adventures include: Operas for Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, La Scala, Vienna; Plays for National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Complicite, Almeida, Broadway; Dance for Royal Ballet, Sadlers Wells, Cullberg Ballett, Rambert, Russell Maliphant; Concert tours for Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Goldfrapp, Pet Shop Boys, Imogen Heap, Muse; Fashion shows and exhibitions for Louis Vuitton – including shows at the new Frank Gehry designed Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris and the Series 3 Exhibition at 180 Strand. Es’s designs have been awarded Olivier, Critics Circle, Evening Standard, TMA, TPI and Linbury Awards. She was recently made Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in last year’s New Years Honours List.