The Public Theater’s critically acclaimed and extended new musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will receive an original cast recording, to be released by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. Written and directed by Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, the show is set to be recorded on April 26, with a release date to be announced later on. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is currently running at the Public through May 9.
The recording, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow, will include the songs “Populism, Yea, Yea!”, “I’m Not That Guy,” “Oh, Andrew Jackson,” “Illness As Metaphor,” “I’m So That Guy,” “Ten Little Indians,” “The Corrupt Bargain,” “Rock Star,” “The Great Compromise,” “Public Life,” “Crisis Averted 1,” “Crisis Averted 2,” “The Saddest Song,” “Second Nature” and “The Hunters of Kentucky.” Friedman explained the origins of the show in a First Person essay for Broadway.com.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson stars Benjamin Walker in the title role and 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, Colleen Werthmann as the Storyteller and Emily Young as Female Soloist.
A brash rock musical about the country we live in and the leaders we choose, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson redefines America’s seventh president, the man who invented the Democratic Party and doubled the size of our nation, using a blend of comedy, anarchic theatricality and an emo rock score.