The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City's first serial killers.
Madness Lies Within
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The former location of the "Old Met," Old Metropolitan Opera building, was at the corner of 39th Street and Broadway. The old building was known as the "Diamond Horseshoe," and one of the major reasons why the Opera company removed themselves to Lincoln Center was that the stage and backstage area had very little room to accommodate the players and props. See more