B’way Kills American Psycho: New Musical Sets Closing Date

first_imgBenjamin Walker in ‘American Psycho'(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Despite a catchy score and acclaimed engagements in London, American Psycho received little Tony love this year and is set to shutter on Broadway on June 5 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Headlined by Benjamin Walker, the new tuner officially opened on April 21 and at time of closing will have played a total of 81 performances.The Rupert Goold-helmed musical boasts a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and a score by Duncan Sheik. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), American Psycho follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, affluent and devastatingly handsome Wall Street tycoon in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a picture-perfect apartment. There’s just one snag: he also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.The cast also includes Alice Ripley, Jennifer Damiano, Heléne Yorke, Theo Stockman, Brandon Kalm, Drew Moerlein, Krystina Alabado, Dave Thomas Brown, Jordan Dean, Anna Eilinsfeld, Jason Hite, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Keith Randolph Smith, Alex Michael Stoll and Morgan Weed.London fans feasted their eyes on the to-die-for musical during its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in December 2013. The thriller’s subsequent off-Broadway engagement was axed, clearing its direct shot at the Great White Way.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. American Psycho View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016last_img read more

Cuba Launches Widespread Rationing Amid Economic Crisis

first_imgThe Cuban government announced on Friday that in the wake of an economic crisis, it’s launching widespread rationing on food and other products including eggs, chicken, rice, beans and soap.Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez blamed the hardening of the U.S. trade embargo by the Trump administration.Economists give the same amount of blame or more to a decline in aid from Venezuela, where the collapse of the state-run oil company has led to a nearly two-thirds cut in shipments of subsidized fuel. This is what Cuba used for power and to earn hard currency on the open market.Rationing of the products has led to long lines, hoarding and even panic amongst consumers. The country has a shortage of nearly a million eggs.Cheap chicken will be limited to 11 pounds per customer and more expensive cuts will be rationed to just two packs, according to The New York Times.  Cuba imports almost two-thirds of its food and many staple products are simply not available.Diaz told the Cuban News Agency, “Selling limited quantities will lead to equal distribution so that the greatest number of people can buy the product, and we can avoid hoarding.”The crisis in Venezuela which has stopped exports of subsidized fuel to Cuba has also contributed to Cuba’s crisis.last_img read more