"It had me every step of the way... I have to recommend it." Peter Filichia, Broadway Radio Podcast
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PharmaBro is an *almost true* story about corporate greed, the American Dream gone wrong, and the Wu-Tang Clan stealing their one-of-a-kind album back from price-gouging, hoverboard-riding Martin “PharmaBro” Shkreli (yes, the guy that raised the price of Daraprim 5000% and has been called "the most hated man in America"). It was inspired by Shkreli’s real-life purchase of the album and a viral internet rumor that Wu-Tang was allowed one heist to rescue the album - if they worked with actor Bill Murray.
With the ghost of deceased Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard as his guide, Bill Murray teams up with Wu-Tang members RZA, GZA, and Ghostface Killah to execute “the musical heist you never knew you wanted but would DEFINITELY go see” (Yahoo Music).
PharmaBro features a cast of 6 with a flexible ensemble size.
HISTORY and awards
PharmaBro premiered Off-Broadway with a 6-week, limited-engagement run at The Players Theatre in May and June, 2017. It was nominated for Best New Musical of 2017-2018 by the Off-Broadway Alliance.
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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