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Dark musical 'American Psycho' feels the knife

This image released by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Benjamin Walker, center, and the cast during a performance of "American Psycho," opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York. Producers of the adaptation of the once-controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis said Thursday will close June 5 after 81 performances. (Jeremy Daniel/Jeffrey Richards Associates via AP)
May 26, 2016 - 4:48 PM

NEW YORK - The life of the Broadway musical "American Psycho" has been cut short, a victim of vicious box office numbers.

Producers of the adaptation of the novel by Bret Easton Ellis said Thursday the show will close June 5 after 81 performances. The musical struggled with attracting ticket sales and got only two technical Tony nominations.

It centres on an investment banker obsessed with high-end clothes and beauty products who slashes his way through yuppie 1989 Manhattan. The musical stars Benjamin Walker and was one of the darkest offerings in years.

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, songwriter Duncan Sheik and director Rupert Goold portrayed graphic sex acts, torturing, axe-wielding, orgies and bones cracking.

It never made more than $600,000 a week, with a potential haul of $1 million.

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Online: http://americanpsychothemusical.com

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