Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson extends for a second time

The Public Theater extends the critically acclaimed rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson a second time. The musical will now play an additional three weeks, through to 30 May 2010.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opened at the Public's Newman Theater on 6 Apr 2010, following previews from 23 Mar, and was originally scheduled to close on 25 Apr 2010.

The musical opened to excellent reviews: "A fresh and brilliant creation (; Rowdy, dopey and devastatingly shrewd (NY Times); Raucous, engaging musical (Bloomberg).

A co-production with Center Theatre Group and in association with Les Freres Corbusier, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is written and directed by Alex Timbers and features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. T

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson takes a sharp, irreverent look at America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. This satirical epic reveals questions about the country we live in and the leaders we choose. Michael Friedman's score was honored with an L.A. Critics' Award for the musical's world premiere at Center Theatre Group.

The musical - which features the original cast from the Public's sold-out Public LAB season which played in the Spring of 2009 - stars James Barry (Male Soloist), Greg Hildreth 'Red Eagle,' Jeff Hiller as 'John Quincy Adams,' Lucas Near-Verbrugghe 'Martin Van Buren,' Maria Elena Ramirez 'Rachel,' Kate Cullen Roberts 'Elizabeth,' Ben Steinfeld 'Monroe,' Benjamin Walker 'Andrew Jackson' and Colleen Werthmann 'The Storyteller.' They are joined by new cast members River Aguirre (Lyncoya), Michael Crane (Clay/Blackhawk), Michael Dunn 'Calhoun' and Emily Young 'Female Soloist.'

The creative team features Donyale Werle (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting) and Bart Fasbender (sound).

Benjamin Walker (as Andrew Jackson - center) and the company of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

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