The cast of “Riverdale” and Benjamin Walker in “American Psycho” on Broadway
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riverdale, The CW’s long-running hit based on the Archie Comics franchise, is set to take American psycho as his musical episode this season, according to TV line. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale‘s showrunner, wrote the book for American psycho, which features music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik. A premiere date for the episode will be announced later.
Riverdale, now in its sixth season, has a long history with musical episodes. The second season was the first to feature a musical when the students of Riverdale High faced Carrie: The Musical. The following year, the show chose Heathers as his musical in season three. The fourth season saw Kevin Keller, played by frequent theater actor Casey Cott, take on the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Thumb at a school talent show. Most recently, season five featured music from next to normal as Betty Cooper and her family mourned a family loss.
In addition to Cott, Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Vanessa Morgan, Charles Melton, Drew Ray Tanner, Erin Westbrook, Marisol Nichols and Madchen Amick. It premiered in 2017 and was recently renewed for a seventh season.
American psychodirected by Rupert Goold, had its world premiere at the Almeida Theater in London in 2013, with Doctor Who and The crown actor Matt Smith. It moved to the Schoenfeld Theater on Broadway in 2016 with Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman. It received two Tony nominations for its set design and lighting design.