Early next year, audiences will find the American Psycho musical opening its doors in the U.S., courtesy of Second Stage. The musical got its start in London last winter. The show found Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith playing Patrick Bateman (a role played on screen by Christian Bale in the 2000 film).
Second Stage is located on 43rd street in New York City. Previews begin in February 2015, the show will open officially in March 2015.
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho’s creative team includes Duncan Shiek who provided the lyrics and music and screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) wrote the book.
Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people including those closest to him keep disappearing. Rupert Goold directs this musical adaptation, from the composer of Spring Awakening, which casts Patrick Bateman centre stage as an anti-hero for our time.
Keep your eyes peeled to Second Stage’s site for more details.