Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson 2010

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: October 13, 2010
Closing: January 02, 2011

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

This spring's biggest downtown hit was undoubtedly Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. The New York Times called it "the season's best musical” and audiences flocked to The Public Theater 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 enough reason to elect him? What if he’s really hot?


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - 2010 - Broadway Cast

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Brighter
9 / 10

And yet 'Bloody Bloody' never fails to entertain: It stays faithful to the people's president by making him a crowd-pleaser.

'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,' 'La Bête,' 'A Life in the Theatre'
5 / 10

But it's a messy matter, the business of governing: Jackson's expansionist agenda, the musical tells us, mandated the brutal booting of Indian tribes from their ancestral lands. So, too, does 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' feel at times sort of scattered. Though the magnetic Benjamin Walker is an exhilarating force in the title role, some ensemble members come across as a bit green on an imposing Broadway stage. And intermittently, Michael Friedman's score and Alex Timbers's book can seem better suited to a night of college skits. Slickness is not a desirable attribute on this occasion, but a consistent polish is.

TV Closing Night Flashback: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
by Robert Diamond - January 2, 2011


In honor of the show's closing on January 2, BroadwayWorld.com brings you a look back at opening night! BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 and Broadway Beat and Broadway World was there to bring you interviews with the remarkable Benjamin Walker and creative team of this HOT new musical plus highlights too!

BWW Blogs: LA's Center Theatre Group Nurtures New Works
by Timothy Kuryak - December 28, 2010


At a time when many critics lament the state of the current American musical, Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, home to the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Doulas Theater, has been an unwavering nurturer of new works and talent.

BBAJ's Jeff Hiller to Perfrom at le Poisson Rouge, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2010


This brand new weekly open mic night is highly recommended for show-tune lovers, Broadway enthusiasts, 'Gleeks', fans of Charles Nelson Reilly, and anyone who ever wanted to do their own dream ballet. Come join us and pay homage to the old Village Gate, a nightclub/theater that opened in the late 50's and premiered a number of Off-Broadway shows, including Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, in 1968.

BBAJ's Jeff Hiller to Perfrom at le Poisson Rouge, 12/19
by Nicole Rosky - December 13, 2010


This brand new weekly open mic night is highly recommended for show-tune lovers, Broadway enthusiasts, 'Gleeks', fans of Charles Nelson Reilly, and anyone who ever wanted to do their own dream ballet. Come join us and pay homage to the old Village Gate, a nightclub/theater that opened in the late 50's and premiered a number of Off-Broadway shows, including Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, in 1968.

TV: Backstage with the Cast of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Broadway's Favorite Patriots!
by Jessica Lewis - December 8, 2010


Broadway's favorite patriots, the cast of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON recently invited BroadwayWorld backstage for an inside look at their pre-show rituals, warm-ups, and how to fight like a true American. Click below to visit with the BLOODY cast!

BLOODY's Benjamin Walker Performs His 'Find The Funny' at The Tank for BC/EFA, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2010


BENJAMIN WALKER, the critically acclaimed star of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is presenting and performing in FIND THE FUNNY - which he created and hosts - on Tuesday, December 7th at 9:30 pm at The Tank (354 West 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave.).

BLOODY's Benjamin Walker Performs His 'Find The Funny' at The Tank for BC/EFA, 12/7
by Jessica Lewis - December 7, 2010


BENJAMIN WALKER, the critically acclaimed star of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is presenting and performing in FIND THE FUNNY - which he created and hosts - on Tuesday, December 7th at 9:30 pm at The Tank (354 West 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Ave.).

STAGE TUBE: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast Performs On Imus
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 3, 2010


The cast of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson performs live in the Imus studio.

Rachael Ray Gives Audience Tix to BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by Jessica Lewis - December 3, 2010


Today, Rachel Ray gave members of her audience each a pair of tickets to Broadway's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. As BroadwayWorld announced earlier this week, the production will conclude its run on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. It will have played 120 performances.

Confirmed: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON to Close January 2
by Robert Diamond - December 1, 2010


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, the most critically acclaimed new musical on Broadway this season, will conclude its run on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. It will have played 120 performances.

RIALTO CHATTER: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON to Close 1/2?
by Robert Diamond - December 1, 2010


Roger Friedman's SHOWBIZ411.com is reporting that the cast of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON was told last night that the show was to close on January 2, 2011.

STAGE TUBE: BLOODY BLOODY's Benjamin Walker Spoofs Old Spice Commercial
by Leslie Fazin - November 15, 2010


Have you longed to smell like a president? BLOODY BLOODY star Benjamin Walker has your solution. He takes viewers on his own rendition of the popular Old Spice commercial, but instead of promoting the Old Spice scented bodywash to 'Smell like a man,' he promotes Old Hickory, to 'Smell like a f**king president,' of course.

Photo Coverage: BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Promotes Cast Album at Barnes and Noble
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - October 27, 2010


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.

BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Visits Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2010


Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Center has announced an exciting line-up of Broadway guests for October. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will pay a visit to the store on October 26 at 4:30pm. The cast will be on hand to sign copies of the cast album and perform musical selections from the show.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Promotes Cast Album at B&N, 10/26
by Jessica Lewis - October 25, 2010


Ghostlight Records celebrates the release of its Original Cast Recording of The Public Theater's Production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON with a 10/26 Barnes & Noble In-Store performance and CD signing by cast members of the acclaimed Broadway show.

Photo Coverage: GYPSY ROBE Ceremony for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by Walter McBride - October 16, 2010


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. A long-standing opening night tradition on the Great White Way, the fabled Gypsy Robe is bestowed upon a veteran Broadway chorus member for each opening production. In what has now become a theatrical ritual, originating on Broadway 60 years ago, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON cast member Heath Calvert received the Gypsy Robe and BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration.

TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
by Craig Brockman - October 14, 2010


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 and Broadway Beat and Broadway World was there to bring you interviews with the remarkable Benjamin Walker and creative team of this HOT new musical plus highlights too!

Photo Coverage: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Red Carpet Arrivals
by Jessica Lewis - October 14, 2010


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 and BroadwayWorld was there! See below for a photo album of the starry performance red carpet!

Review Roundup: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by Robert Diamond - October 14, 2010


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?

Photo Coverage: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON After Party
by Walter McBride - October 14, 2010


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 and BroadwayWorld was there!

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - 2010 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical Alex Timbers
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music Michael Friedman
2010 The Hewes Awards Scenic Design Donyale Werle

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