New business cards won’t help Broadway shocker American Psycho: the musical based on Bret Easton Ellis’ book and subsequent movie has posted its closing notice.
The musical featured a score from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Duncan Sheik (best known for Spring Awakening), and played at the Gerard Schoenfeld Theatre to mixed reviews. According to the New York Times:
The show struggled to gain traction at the box office since it opened. Last week it took in $565,107, or about 53 percent of its potential gross. Earlier this month it received just two Tony Award nominations, for best scenic design (Es Devlin and Finn Ross) and best lighting (Justin Townsend).
The saga chronicling banker Patrick Bateman’s descent into insanity was a bit of an odd duck in this year’s Broadway pool. Earlier in the spring, we featured an article from musical buff Everyday Broadway praising the show’s merits and highlights. Now, the theatre blog is featuring an article on its closing notice:
American Psycho closing has been announced for June 5 after having played a total of 81 performances. The musical opened April 21 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. The musical made its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre in December 2013. While receiving many Outer Critics Circle nominations this year, Tony Nominators gave the show little love at the beginning of May, which undoubtedly expedited this decision.—Everyday Broadway
To read more about the closing notice and American Psycho, jam out to Huey Lewis and The News all the wav over to Everyday Broadway.