Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Principal cast complete

Kristine Nielsen and Cameron Ocasio complete the principle cast for Broadway premiere of the rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opening at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 13 Oct 2010, following previews from 20 Sep 2010.

They join the previously announced Benjamin Walker (Andrew Jackson), James Barry (Male Soloist), Greg Hildreth (Red Eagle), Jeff Hiller (Adams), Lucas Near-Verbrugghe (Van Buren), Maria Elena Ramirez (Rachel), Kate Cullen Roberts (Elizabeth), Ben Steinfeld (Monroe) and Emily Young (Female Soloist), all of whom are reviving their roles from the musical's Off-Broadway production which played at the Public Theater earlier this year.

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.'

Kristine Nielsen (Storyteller) Broadway: 'To Be Or Not To Be,' 'Spring Awakening,' 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (Roundabout), 'The Greenbird,' 'Jackie: An American Life' and 'The Iceman Cometh.' Film: "Adelaide," The Savages," "Small Time Crooks" and "Morning Glory." TV: "Conviction," "Law & Order: CI," "Law & Order" and "Third Watch," amongst others.

Cameron Ocasio (Lyncoya) 10 Years old, Broadway debut. Film/TV: "Saturday Night Live," "When in Rome," "Kiddie Ride," "Father's Day," "Gossip Girl," "Human Giant" and "Sesame Street."

Kristine NielsenCameron Ocasio

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