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TV: BLOODY's Friedman & Timbers Talk Emo Music and Jackson with Riedel


Theatre Talk's Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins recently sat down with BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson creators Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman to discuss the show's recent success and the genesis of the Emo music used in the piece.  Click below to see the segment. Theatre Talk airs on PBS Thirteen in New York and CUNY TV.  For schedules and more information, visit

The Public Theater announced today it is extending the critically acclaimed rock musical 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.

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. For tickets and more information, visit



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