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Benjamin Walker, Alice Ripley, Heléne Yorke, Jennifer Damiano, Keith Randolph Smith, Morgan Weed and More set for ‘American Psycho’

14294-3The American premiere of American Psycho, a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis — which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March — kicks off previews on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. 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). Tickets for American Psycho are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at(212) 239-6200.

Listen to Duncan Sheik Perform Select Demo Tracks from American Psycho at www.americanpsychobroadway.com

Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out London run, American Psycho brings 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…

Keith Randolph Smith. Photo by Lia Chang

Keith Randolph Smith. Photo by Lia Chang

Morgan Weed

Morgan Weed

The cast of American Psycho stars Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and star of the upcoming film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice), 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).

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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