Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: more returning cast

James Barry, Greg Hildreth, Jeff Hiller, Lucas Near-verbrugghe, Ben Steinfeld, Maria Elena Ramirez, Kate Cullen Roberts and Emily Young, all of whom appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson this past spring at The Public's Newman Theater, will join the previously announced Benjamin Walker (Andrew Jackson) in reprising their roles for Broadway.

Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The Broadway premiere of the rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 13 Oct 2010, following previews from 20 Sep 2010.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: A sharp, irreverent look at America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson—the man who invented the Democratic Party, doubled the size of our nation and signed the Indian Removal Acts that started the Trail of Tears — to investigate the attraction and terrors of American populism.

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. Friedman's score was honored with an L.A. Critics' Award for the musical's world premiere at Center Theatre Group.

The musical opens on Broadway following a sold-out run at Public LAB in 2009, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson returned to The Public for a full main stage production and opened to acclaimed reviews on 6 Apr 2010. It received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical. When the show closed on 27 Jun 2010, after three extensions, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was the second highest grossing show in The Public Theater's downtown history.

The Public's Off-Broadway production opened to excellent reviews: A fresh and brilliant creation (; Rowdy, dopey and devastatingly shrewd (NY Times); Raucous, engaging musical (Bloomberg).

The design team for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will again feature scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Bart Fasbender, and choreography by Danny Mefford. The musical is being presented on Broadway by The Public Theater in association with producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, the team that produced the recent Broadway revival of 'Hair.' Bios: James Barry (Male Soloist). New York: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version' (Public LAB), 'Sive' (Irish Rep), 'JB' (78th Street Theatre Lab). Chicago: 'The Full Monty' (Drury Lane at Watertower Place) and 'Two by Friel After.' Regional: 'The Caretaker,' 'The Misanthrope' and 'The Who's. Tommy,' 'A Dream Play' (Berkshire Theatre Festival) and 'Bomb-itty of Errors' (Syracuse Stage).

Greg Hildreth (Red Eagle). New York: 'Dance Dance Revolution,' 'Hell House' (Les Freres Corbusier); 'Church' (Young Jean Lee's Theatre Company). Regional: 'Peter and the Starcatchers' (La Jolla Playhouse); 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' (CTG and The Public); 'The Corn is Green,' 'The Front Page,' 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Anything Goes' (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Television/film: "Kings," "Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps."

Jeff Hiller (Adams). New York: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version' (Public LAB); 'Silence!,' 'The Children' (NYMF Individual Performance Award); 'Awesome 80s Prom' (original cast) and Showgirls.' Film: "Morning Glory," "Ghost Town" and "Adam." TV: "Ugly Betty," "30 Rock," "Late Night," "Guiding Light," "Starved," "Boiling Points," "Teenage...Turtles" and "The PA."

Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (Van Buren). The Public: 'Macbeth' (Delacorte), 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version.' Broadway: 'The Ritz.' Off-Broadway:' Oohrah!,' 'BOOM!,' 'STRETCH' and 'The Most Excellent Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet' (CSC and Florence, Italy). Regional: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and 'The Tempest,' 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'The Glass Menagerie' all at Texas Shakespeare Festival. TV: "Law & Order" and "Guiding Light."

Maria Elena Ramirez (Rachel). The Public: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version' and 'The Skin of Our Teeth.' Off-Broadway: 'The Thugs' (Soho Rep), 'Living Out' (Second Stage) and 'Princess Turandot' (Blue Light Theatre Company). Regional: 'Cardenio' (A.R.T.), 'Fêtes de la Nuit' (Berkeley Rep), 'Anna in the Tropics' (Seattle Rep) and 'Blood Wedding' (Guthrie Theater). Films: "Happythankyoumoreplease," "The Women," "Assassination of a High School President" and "Personal Velocity." Television: "Law & Order," "Sopranos" and "Third Watch."

Kate Cullen Roberts (Elizabeth). Upcoming:' Seven Minutes in Heaven' (Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theatre Company). NYC/regional theatre: Ars Nova, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Woodshed Collective, State Theatre, Papermill Theatre, others. Television: "Law & Order: CI," "Totally 4 Teens" (Adult Swim pilot) and "Awkward NY" (web). Film: "The Rebound," "Expecting," "The Tragedy of Glady" and "The Melvin Mills Document." Founding member of Colt Coeur Theatre Company.

Ben Steinfeld (Monroe) NYC: Public Lab, NYMF, Fiasco Theater's 'Cymbeline.' Regional: CTG, Portland Center Stage, Williamstown, Bread Loaf, SpeakEast Stage Co, and ten plays with Trinity Rep. TV: "Law & Order: CI". Co-founder/artistic director of Fiasco Theater.

Emily Young (Female Soloist). New York: Fiasco Theater's 'Cymbeline' (The Queen, Belaria); TBTB's 'Romeo and Juliet' (Juliet, Mercutio, Paris, five others), SPF's 'Colorado' (Tracy), Babel Theatre Project's 'Pilgrims' (Lauren). Regional: NCSF's 'King Lear' (Cordelia), 'Much Ado About Nothing' (Hero), ISF 'Loves Labour's Lost' (Katherine), 'Henry V' (Alice), Trinity Rep's 'Cherry Orchard' (Anya) and 'Emma' (Emma) at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Festival.

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

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