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A Killer Opening Night for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

A Killer Opening Night for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
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Broadway got a little sexier on October 13 when the highly-anticipated rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson officially opened on the Great White Way. The musical about the life of our seventh—and, if the show is to be believed, hottest—president, features a pulsing rock score and the immortal tagline, “History just got all sexypants.” It was extended three ...

Not Your Mama’s History Lesson! A First Look at Broadway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Not Your Mama’s History Lesson! A First Look at Broadway's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
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Our seventh President is known for many things, like founding the Democratic Party, relocating the Native American population and being the face on the $20 bill. You know, no big deal. But now, thanks to rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, he is famous for something else: his very tight, very sexy, pants. After its sell-out run at the Public ...

Getting Sexypants in Rehearsal with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Getting Sexypants in Rehearsal with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
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How does history get all sexypants? That’s what Broadway.com was determined to find out when we slipped into rehearsal with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the emo rock musical that starts performances at Broadway's Jacobs Theatre on September 21. After their thrice-extended off-Broadway run at the Public Theater, Prez Jackson and friends like John Adams, John Quincy Adams ...

Hail to the Chief: Broadway-Bound Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast Meets the Press

Hail to the Chief: Broadway-Bound Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast Meets the Press
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Old Hickory is headed uptown! Yes, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, winner of Broadway.com’s 2010 Audience Award for Favorite Off-Broadway Musical, will make its Broadway debut beginning September 20 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. With a young and talented cast led by dreamy Benjamin Walker in the title role, this cheeky musical portrait of America’s seventh president ...

Benjamin Walker to Star in Broadway Transfer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Benjamin Walker to Star in Broadway Transfer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

It’s official: Populist tuner Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will transfer to Broadway this fall, beginning performances on September 21 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The Public Theater’s acclaimed and much-extended emo-rock satire, written and directed by Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, will star Benjamin Walker, who reportedly turned down the upcoming big screen ...

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Extends for Third and Final Time at the Public

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Extends for Third and Final Time at the Public

The Public Theater’s hit production of the new musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will extend for a third and final time, through June 27. The show, which features a score by Michael Friedman and book and direction by Alex Timbers, began performances at the Newman Theater on March 23 and was originally scheduled to close on April 25.

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Trades the Oval Office for the Recording Studio

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Trades the Oval Office for the Recording Studio
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The Public Theater's new musical comedy Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has been winning the votes of off-Broadway theatergoers with its combination of catchy campaign tunes by Michael Friedman, one-liners and pratfalls staged by Alex Timbers and the sexy swagger of a rocking cast. Now, after two extensions (bringing the show's run through May 30), the people have spoken ...

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Gets an Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Gets an Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

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 ...

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A Bloody Good Opening for Off-Broadway’s Wild Andrew Jackson

A Bloody Good Opening for Off-Broadway’s Wild Andrew Jackson
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If all history lessons were this hilarious (or sexy), you better believe we’d have studied harder! The Public Theater celebrated the opening of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which tosses the life story of President Andrew Jackson, random comedic camp and wiry emo rock in a blender and hits “puree.” The opening on April 6 attracted a mix of celebrity ...

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