The buzz around the upcoming Broadway musical American Psycho may hit chainsaw levels on Saturday morning. For two hours on March 5 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, between 10am and noon, the show will offer discounted tickets to six of its preview performances: just $19.89 a seat, in honor of the year when the horror musical is set. (Tickets are normally $69–$148.)
American Psycho, which stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as status-conscious Wall Street serial killer Patrick Bateman, begins previews on March 24. The Saturday promotion surely hopes to generate some of the crowded-street-party energy of Hamilton’s famous live $10-ticket draws, which caused so much congestion that they have been temporarily replaced with a digital lottery.
The six performances of American Psycho in question will be on March 28–30 and April 4–6, all at 8pm. This adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s Zeitgeist-shaping 1991 novel, with a throbbing score by singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and a satirical book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Looking), was a smash in its 2013 London debut. We can’t know yet whether the Broadway version, also directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III) will prove equally popular. But if you’re curious to see what’s in store, check out this video of four numbers from the show that were teased at a press preview last month.
If you like what you see, take a whack at getting those $19.89 tickets on Saturday. It may not be “Hamilton for a Hamilton,” but it’s a rare chance to see a bloody, bloody Broadway musical for just under a Jackson.