The Public Theater Extends BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Thru 6/27

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced today it would extend the critically acclaimed rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON a third and final time through Sunday, June 27. 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. BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON began previews on March 23 and was originally scheduled to close on April 25.

This is the third extension for this acclaimed show that rocks The Public's Newman Theater with songs like "Populism, Yea, Yea," "Rock Star," "I'm Not That Guy," and "The Hunters of Kentucky." Tickets for the third extension are on sale now at 212-967-7555 or www.publictheater.org.

"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has hit an amazing chord with our audience-we are delighted it will keep blowing the roof off the Newman all the way through June," said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis.

For the extension dates, May 11 through June 27, the performance schedule has been modified to include a 7 p.m. curtain on Tuesday evenings; the rest of the schedule will remain the same, with 8 p.m. shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows on Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows on Sunday.

The Public is also offering a special "Fleet Week" discount to all active military personnel. $25 tickets to BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will be available in advance or the day of the show at the box office to anyone with active military ID; each person can purchase two tickets and the discount is subject to ticket availability.

On Saturday nights during the extension (May 15-June 26), the 9:30 performance will be an "Emo-Cratic Party," where all tickets are sold for the populist price of $49 and every audience member will receive a free drink ticket, redeemable for beer, wine, cocktails, or soda; all beverages can be enjoyed in the theater.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, an audacious mix of historical fact and invention, redefines 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 -with a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious emo rock score.

The BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON cast features River Aguirre as Lyncoya; James Barry as Male Soloist; Michael Crane as Clay/Blackhawk; Michael Dunn as Calhoun; Greg Hildreth as Red Eagle; Jeff Hiller as John Quincy Adams; Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as Martin Van Buren; Maria Elena Ramirez as Rachel; Kate Cullen Roberts as Elizabeth; Ben Steinfeld as Monroe; Benjamin Walker as Andrew Jackson; Colleen Werthmann as The Storyteller; and Emily Young as Female Soloist.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON features 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 Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) was founded by Joseph Papp in 1954 and is now one of the nation's preeminent cultural institutions, producing new plays, musicals, and productions of classics at its downtown headquarters and at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Public's mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers continues to this day onstage and through extensive outreach and education programs. Each year, over 250,000 people attend Public Theater-related productions and events at six downtown stages, including Joe's Pub, and Shakespeare in the Park. The Public has won 42 Tony Awards, 149 Obies, 40 Drama Desk Awards and four Pulitzer Prizes. The Public has brought 52 shows to Broadway, including Sticks and Bones; That Championship Season; A Chorus Line; The Pirates of Penzance; The Tempest; Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk; On the Town; The Ride Down Mt. Morgan; Topdog/Underdog; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Take Me Out; Caroline, or Change; Well; Passing Strange; and, most recently, the current Tony Award-winning revival of Hair. www.publictheater.org.

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