After premiering in England with former Doctor Matt Smith in the role of Patrick Bateman, the American Psycho musical (based on the book of the same name) is coming to New York City via the Second Stage Theatre in early 2015.
The show originally premiered in the Almeida Theatre in London to an extended, sold out run. Although how much of that had to do with Matt Smith as the charismatic serial-killer and how much had to do with the 80’s inspired music we’re not sure.
“We’re going to put a bit more ‘psycho’ in the text and production; a little more horror and suspense,” said the book’s writer of the musical’s move across the pond.
Previews are set to begin in February with an official opening in March and music and lyrics by Spring Awakening’s Duncan Sheik.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to return some videotapes and buy some duct tape. For … taping something.