PharmaBro recently completed a limited engagement 6-week run Off-Broadway at Players Theatre in NYC. Plans are in the works for future development. Please check back soon! If you are interested in producing, investing in, or licensing the show please Contact Us for more information!


PharmaBro writers taking album back from Martin Shrekli

About

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.

But Why?!

Like most of the country, we became aware of Martin Shkreli as "that guy who raised the price of Daraprim by 5000%." He was all over the news, and became one of America's true villains. Then he did something... weird... he bought a certain one-of-a-kind hip-hop album, and threatened to destroy it. It only got weirder when rumors started circulating that said hip-hop group was going to hold a heist to steal the album back - but only if they worked with Bill Murray. Of course, that wasn't true, but people believed!

On the surface, this sounded like a great premise for a musical: real-life villains, hip-hop artists, heists, Bill Murray... what's not to love? But as we began writing, undeniably relevant themes started to emerge - corporate greed, the importance of art, the influence of the media - all underneath the wackiest, weirdest, most comedic premise imaginable. 

It has been a weird and wonderful joy to take this idea and turn it into one of the most ridiculous musicals ever to come to Off-Broadway!

PRODUCTION HISTORY

  • PharmaBro premiered Off-Broadway with a 6-week, limited-engagement run at The Players Theatre from May 11 - June 17, 2017. 
  • PharmaBro received its world premier as part of the 2016 Midtown International Theatre Festival, July 19-31, 2016 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.