American Psycho is a musical with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It is based on the controversial 1991 novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, which also inspired a 2000 film of the same name, which starred Christian Bale. Set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s, American Psycho is about the daily life of Patrick Bateman, a wealthy young investment banker.
Set in Manhattan in 1989, the story spans three years in the life of wealthy young investment baker Patrick Bateman. Bateman narrates hs everyday activities, from his daily life among the upper elite class of New York to his forays into murder by nightfall.
Le roman de Bret Easton Ellis
American Psycho began previews on 3 December 2013, at the Almeida Theatre, London, before holding its official opening night on 12 December, with booking initially until 25 January, but later extended by a week to 1 February 2014, when it closed. The show has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik and is directed by Rupert Goold, with choreography by Lynne Page, set design by Es Devlin, lighting design by Jon Clark, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, video by Finn Ross, musical direction by David Shrubsole and sound by Paul Arditti. Tickets for the world premiere production sold out. Notable casting for the show included Matt Smith as Patrick Bateman, Susannah Fielding as Evelyn Williams, Jonathan Bailey as Tim Price, Ben Aldridge as Paul Owen and Lucie Jones as Victoria. A typical London performance runs 2hrs 40mins, including one interval of 20 mins.
Following its premiere production a workshop of the musical was held in January 2015, in New York City. On 23 July 2015, it was announced that the musical would open on Broadway on 21 March 2016, following previews from 19 February at a yet unknown Shubert theater. Lead casting will include Benjamin Walker in the lead role of Patrick Bateman  reprising his role from the 2011 workshop. On 30 September 2015, it was announced that the musical would open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, and would begin previews over a month later than originally planned, on 24 March 2016. On November 9th, 2015, it was announced that Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will join the cast as Patrick Bateman's mother and Mrs. Wolfe, along with Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano as Jean, and Helene Yorke as Evelyn Williams. Damiano previously worked with Shiek in the original production of Spring Awakening on Broadway, as well as with co-starring opposite Ripley as Mother and Daughter in the original production of Next to Normal.
On 26 May 2016, a closing date of 5 June 2016 was announced for the Broadway production, after 27 previews and 54 regular performances.
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
"You Are What You Wear"
"Oh Sri Lanka"
"In the Air Tonight"
"If We Get Married"
"Not A Common Man"
"Hip to Be Square"
"A Nice Thought"
"End of An Island"
"I Am Back"
"Don't You Want Me"
"A Girl Before"
"This Is Not an Exit"
"Opening (Morning Routine)" - Patrick Bateman
"Selling Out" - Bateman and Company
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Jean and Company
"Cards" - Paul Owen, Bateman, Timothy Price, David Van Patten, Craig McDermott, and Luis Carruthers
"You Are What You Wear" - Evelyn Williams, Courtney Lawrence, and Women
"True Faith" - Vanden and Company
"Killing Time" - Bateman and Price
"In The Air Tonight" - Women Soloists and Company
"Hardbody" - Hardbody Trainer, McDermott, Van Patten, Carruthers and Men
"You Are What You Wear" (reprise)
"If We Get Married" - Evelyn, Bateman, Jean
"Not A Common Man" - Bateman
"Mistletoe Alert" - Evelyn, Bateman, and Company
"Hip To Be Square" - Bateman and Paul
"Killing Spree" - Bateman
"Nice Thought" - Mrs. Bateman, Jean, and Women
"At The End Of An Island" - Evelyn, Bateman, and Company
"I Am Back" - Bateman and Company
"You Are What You Wear" (reprise)
"A Girl Before" - Jean
"Clean" - Company
"Don't You Want Me" - Paul, Price, and Company
"This Is Not An Exit" - Bateman and Company
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American Psycho (2013-12-Almeida Theatre-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Almeida Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : mardi 03 décembre 2013Première : jeudi 12 décembre 2013Dernière : samedi 01 février 2014Mise en scène : Rupert Goold • Chorégraphie : Lynn Page • Producteur : Avec : Matt Smith (Patrick Bateman), Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy, Hugh Skinner.Presse : "... this show about cold, superficial people strikes me as being cold and superficial itself. I was also disappointed by Matt Smith’s psycho ..." Charles Spencer for The Telegraph
"... the all-singing-and-dancing company perform the piece with terrific attack ..." Paul Taylor for The Independent
"... this is a show that confirms the mythic power of Easton Ellis's story and leaves us all dangerously entertained." Michael Billington for The Guardian
"From the moment he [Matt Smith] enters – rising on a sunbed in nothing more than a pair of Calvin Klein smalls –it is impossible to miss him." Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail
"... a superb performance by Matt Smith ..." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard
American Psycho (2016-04-Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines Nombre : 27 previews - 54 représentationsPremière Preview : jeudi 24 mars 2016Première : mercredi 20 avril 2016Dernière : dimanche 05 juin 2016Mise en scène : Rupert Goold • Chorégraphie : Lynn Page • Producteur : Avec : Benjamin Walker (Patrick Bateman), Alice Ripley (Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe), Jennifer Damiano (Jean), Helene Yorke (Evelyn Williams), Drew Moerlein (Paul Owen), Krystina Alabado (Vandan), Dave Thomas Brown (David van Patten), Jordan Dean (Luis Carruthers), Anna Eilinsfeld (Victoria), Jason Hite (Sean Bateman), Ericka Hunter (Sabrina), Holly James (Christine), Keith Randolph Smith (Detective Kimball), Alex Michael Stoll (Craig McDermott),Morgan Weed (Courtney Lawrence), Sydney Morton, Anthony Sagaria et Neka Zang
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