This spring’s biggest downtown hit was undoubtedly BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Rolling Stone called it “the season’s best musical” and audiences flocked to The Public Theater-where iconic shows like A Chorus Line and Hairstarted out-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 reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot?
Cast & Creative Team
Benjamin Walker (Andrew Jackson)
Kristine Nielsen (The Storyteller)
James Barry (Male Soloist, Citizen, Phil)
Darren Goldstein (Calhoun, Andrew Sr.)
Greg Hildreth (Red Eagle, University President)
Jeff Hiller (John Quincy Adams, Cobbler, Messenger, Tour Guide, Florida Man)
Luca Near-Verbrugghe (Van Buren, Keokuk)
Cameron Ocasio (Lyncoya), Bryce Pinkham (Clay, Black Fox)
Nadia Quinn (Female Soloist, Toula)
Maria Elena Ramirez (Rachel, Florida Woman)
Kate Cullen Roberts (Elizabeth, Erica)
Ben Steinfeld (Monroe)
Emily Young (Female Soloist, Announcer, Naomi)