Photo Coverage: BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Promotes Cast Album at Barnes and Noble
Ghostlight Records celebrated the release of its Original Cast Recording of The Public Theater's Production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON with a Barnes & Noble In-Store performance and CD signing by the cast members yesterday, October 26.
The event included an introduction by Michael Friedman, multi-song performance by cast members, and the CD signing.
With music & lyrics by Michael Friedman, and as written and directed by Alex Timbers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson stars Benjamin Walker in a bravura performance as the former President of the United States. The OCR was produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow. More info and album credits, here: http://sh-k-boom.com/bloodybloodyandrewjackson.shtml.
After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has now made its way to the Great White Way. More importantly, its star Benjamin Walker rebuffed a chance to star in the next X Man movie and chose instead to play the titular role in this much-raved Broadway musical.
That Walker stuck around is paramount because he is the essence of the musical. Laden with bravado, gusto and moxie, Walker as Jackson offers an exuberance and sexuality that's transcendent, hypnotizing and powerful. In this, the original cast recording, all those traits are on display. The musical, a farcical look at the controversial president, is self-described as an emo musical, and wears that sentiment well through all of the 13 tracks.
Ghostlight was created by and for the Broadway community. The label has since emerged as the standard bearer on the Broadway music scene. Their releases of the OCRs for Tony winners In The Heights and Passing Strange, as well as their single release featuring the winner of MTV's Legally Blonde The Musical competition, have brought them acclaim for their innovative marketing techniques and their efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via iTunes, music videos and more. The label (and President Kurt Deutsch) recently earned their first ever GRAMMY AWARD for In The Heights. Coverage has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, from AP Radio to Entertainment Weekly, from New York Magazine to Variety to NY-1 TV, from Time Out NY to Paper Magazine to The Advocate and much more. Other current releases include the double CD collector's edition of 'Reefer Madness' and ‘Patti LuPone at Les Mouches,' which received expansive and wildly favorable media overage. Their release of Sutton Foster's solo CD, ‘Wish', garnered coverage including two USA TODAY ‘Listen Up Music Picks', an appearance on NBC-TV Weekend Today Show, and a debut on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. Their releases of ‘HAIR,' ‘Next to Normal' and ‘Everyday Rapture' garnered national coverage as well.
Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Kate Cullen Roberts