PharmaBro: An American Douchical
Book & Lyrics by Lauren Gundrum Music & Additional Lyrics by Joel Esher
"It had me every step of the way... I have to recommend it." Peter Filichia, Broadway Radio Podcast
PharmaBro: An American Douchical! is a story about corporate greed, the American Dream gone wrong, and what happens when you try to f*** with a certain hip-hop group and their pal Bill Murray.
When evil “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli raised the price of Daraprim 5000%, he became one of America’s real-life villains. Then, he did the unthinkable: purchased, hoarded, and threatened to destroy a one-of-a-kind hip-hop album that the world had been anticipating for years. Watch Martin Shkreli get what’s coming to him in “the musical heist you never knew you wanted but would DEFINITELY go see” (Yahoo Music).
Full of hoverboards, hauntings, and fake news, this “wacky and often wonderful new musical” (New York Theatre Review) has all the right ingredients for a ridiculous night of musical comedy.
PharmaBro features a cast of 6 with a flexible ensemble size.
PharmaBro premiered Off-Broadway with a 6-week, limited-engagement run at The Players Theatre in May and June, 2017. PharmaBro received its world premier as part of the 2016 Midtown International Theatre Festival and won two MITF Awards for Most Commercially Successful Production and Best Leading Actress. It was nominated for four additional awards, including Outstanding Playwright, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Lighting Design.
"The musical heist you never knew you wanted but would DEFINITELY go see." -- Yahoo Music
A "wacky and often wonderful new musical...infectious energy ensures that no doubt this play deserves a long and healthy future." -- Lisa Huberman, New York Theatre Review
"As much as PharmaBro...is a statement on corporate greed (and also a particularly timely satire, the likes of which are increasingly popular in the age of Donald Trump), it is also the posing of a question: What, at the core, is the American Dream?" -- Amy X. Wang, Quartz
"It had me every step of the way... I have to recommend it." -- Peter Filichia, Broadway Radio Podcast
PharmaBro has been covered by CNBC, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The NY Post, The NY Times, and The Financial Times, among others. pharmabromusical.com/press
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