This spring's biggest downtown hit was undoubtedly Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. The New York Times called it "the season's best musical” and audiences flocked to The Public Theater to see what the daring young creative team Alex Timbers (writer/director) and Michael Friedman (composer/lyricist) had cooked up. Now, by populist demand, their bloody brilliant show is packing up its tight, tight jeans and heading to Broadway!
In Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, rising star Benjamin Walker reprises his role as America's first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States -- who cares if he didn’t have permission? An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of “Old Hickory,” from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone enough reason to elect him? What if he’s really hot?
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson cast recording
Rocking the Vote, in the 1820s and Now (NY Times)
The musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is not mere biography. It is really about we, the (modern) people.
Inside Old Hickory’s Curio Cabinet (NY Times)
A look at select details of the set for the new Broadway musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
Ben Walker, Kristine Nielsen, Kate Cullen Roberts, Darren Goldstein, Jeff Hiller, Nadia Quinn, Emily Young, Ben Steinfeld, Maria Elena Ramirez, Bryce Pinkham, James Barry, Greg Hildreth, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Cameron Ocasio, Heath Calvert, Erin Felgar, Eli James, Joe Jung, Maria-Christina Oliveras
Author: Alex Timbers
Music & Lyrics: Michael Friedman
Director: Alex Timbers
Choreographer: Danny Mefford
Producer: The Public Theater, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel/ Populism Yea Yea LLC
Press Agent: Jeffrey Richards Associates