BLOODY BLOODY Opens at Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 10/13
Tickets will be available for purchase on Telecharge.com or at 212-239-6200. The playing schedule is as follows: Monday at 7, Tuesday at 7, Thursday at 7, Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 & 8 and Sunday at 2 & 7. There are no performances on Wednesdays.
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) is teaming with Hair producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, alongside producers Scott M. Delman, Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comely, and Susan Gallin/Mary Lu Roffe to bring this critically acclaimed rock musical in the fall.
Benjamin Walker, critically acclaimed for his portrayal of Andrew Jackson, will reprise his performance for the Broadway run.
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. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
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, a Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical and a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway 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
A complete original cast album from Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow, will be released on September 21st ; the
album will include hits like 'Populism, Yea, Yea,' 'Rock Star,' 'I'm Not
That Guy,' and 'The Hunters of Kentucky.'The Public will transfer BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON to Broadway with co-producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel who partnered with The Public on the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair on Broadway, London's West End and the upcoming national tour of Hair beginning in October in Washington, DC.
"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."
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, an audacious mix of historical fact and invention, uses the story of America's controversial seventh president-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, using a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and infectious emo rock.