Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will play on Broadway
The Public Theater has announced that it will team again with Hair producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel to bring the rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson to Broadway. The musical will begin performances at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre on 21 Sep 2010.
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 April 6. 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 June 27 after three extensions, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was the second highest grossing show in The Public Theater's downtown history.
"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson just can't be stopped. The voracious audience demand for this extraordinary show is forcing us to kick it up a notch and take it to Broadway," said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. "Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman have created an extraordinary event- a rocking, hilarious, sparkling entertainment that is also one of the smartest critiques of America ever seen on a stage. This is what The Public Theater is all about—and I couldn't be prouder of all the artists involved."
Benjamin Walker who played the lead role of 'Andrew Jackson' will reprise the role on Broadway. Further casting will be announced.
The Public's Off-Broadway production opened to excellent reviews: "A fresh and brilliant creation (newyorktheatreguide.com); Rowdy, dopey and devastatingly shrewd (NY Times); Raucous, engaging musical (Bloomberg).
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 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.Benjamin Walker (as Andrew Jackson - center) and the company of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Off-Broadway production
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