Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Number of Previews: 26
Number of Performances: 94
First Preview : September 20, 2010
Opening Night : October 13, 2010
Closing Night : January 2, 2011

Opening Night Cast
Benjamin Walker (Andrew Jackson)
Kristine Nielsen (The Storyteller)
James Barry (Male Soloist, Citizen, Phil)
Darren Goldstein (Calhoun, Andrew Sr.)
Greg Hildreth (Red Eagle, University President)
Jeff Hiller (John Quincy Adams, Cobbler, Messenger, Tour Guide, Florida Man)
Luca Near-Verbrugghe (Van Buren, Keokuk)
Cameron Ocasio (Lyncoya), Bryce Pinkham (Clay, Black Fox)
Nadia Quinn (Female Soloist, Toula)
Maria Elena Ramirez (Rachel, Florida Woman)
Kate Cullen Roberts (Elizabeth, Erica)
Ben Steinfeld (Monroe)
Emily Young (Female Soloist, Announcer, Naomi)



OVERVIEW

This spring’s biggest downtown hit was undoubtedly BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Rolling Stone called it “the season’s best musical” and audiences flocked to The Public Theater-where iconic shows like A Chorus Line and Hair started out-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 reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot?

AWARDS & REVIEWS

“There’s not a show in town that more astutely reflects the state of the nation than the ROWDY CARNIVAL BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Hot and cool in one breath, this INVIGORATING production feels UNCONDITIONALLY OF THE MOMENT. BEN WALKER has a star’s gift and THE CHARISMA TO RULE ANY STAGE. This DEVASTATINGLY INSIGHTFUL show is likely to remain a true reflection of these United States for many years to come.” –The New York Times

“GRADE: A! If you haven’t seen it yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Shows this WEIRD and WONDERFUL don’t make it to Broadway every day.” –Entertainment Weekly

“ * * * * *! INSANELY FUNNY! BBAJ MAKES A BID FOR THE SMARTEST, SHARPEST NEWMUSICAL IN YEARS.” –Time Out

“BENJAMIN WALKER give a STAR-MAKING performance.” –Variety

“IRREVERENT & SUBVERSIVE!” –New York Post

“OFFBEAT, FRESH & FUN! WORTH THE BENJAMINS!” –Daily News

“90 THOROUGHLY AUDACIOUS, POLITICALLY SAVVY, POLITICALLY INCORRECT MINUTES.” –Newsday

CREDITS

Opening Night Production Credits

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson: Executive Director), Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Norton Herrick & Herrick Entertainment, Susan Quint Gallin/Mary Lu Roffe/Jennifer Manocherian, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures, Nancy C. Paduano/Harold Thau, Toula C. Phillips and Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director); Associate Producer: Mandy Hackett, Jeremy Scott Blaustein, Michael Crea, S.D. Wagner and John Johnson

World Premiere presented Jan. 2008 by Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director); Subsequently presented by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson: Executive Director)

Book by Alex Timbers; Music by Michael Friedman; Lyrics by Michael Friedman; Musical Director: Justin Levine; Music orchestrated by Michael Friedman, Gabriel Kahane and Justin Levine

Directed by Alex Timbers; Choreographed by Danny Mefford

Scenic Design by Donyale Werle; Costume Design by Emily Rebholz; Lighting Design by Justin Townsend; Sound Design by Bart Fasbender; Associate Scenic Design: Michael Carnahan; Associate Costume Design: Sarah Laux; Associate Sound Design: David Sanderson

Executive Producer: Joey Parnes; Company Manager: David van Zyll de Jong

Production Stage Manager: Arthur Gaffin; Stage Manager: Jamie Greathouse

Conducted by Justin Levine; Associate Conductor: Charlie Rosen; Piano/Guitar: Justin Levine; Bass: Charlie Rosen; Drums: Kevin Garcia; Musical Coordinator: Seymour “Red” Press

Developed in association with: Les Freres Corbusier; Fight direction by Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum; Dance Captain: Greg Hildreth; Dramaturg: Anne Davison and Mike Sablone; Casting: Carrie Gardner; Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Interactive Marketing and Web Design: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

Opening Night Cast

Benjamin Walker (Andrew Jackson)
Kristine Nielsen (The Storyteller)
James Barry (Male Soloist, Citizen, Phil)
Darren Goldstein (Calhoun, Andrew Sr.)
Greg Hildreth (Red Eagle, University President)
Jeff Hiller (John Quincy Adams, Cobbler, Messenger, Tour Guide, Florida Man)
Luca Near-Verbrugghe (Van Buren, Keokuk)
Cameron Ocasio (Lyncoya), Bryce Pinkham (Clay, Black Fox)
Nadia Quinn (Female Soloist, Toula)
Maria Elena Ramirez (Rachel, Florida Woman)
Kate Cullen Roberts (Elizabeth, Erica)
Ben Steinfeld (Monroe)
Emily Young (Female Soloist, Announcer, Naomi)

Swings: Heath Calvert, Maria Christina-Oliveras, Erin Felgar, Eli James, Joe Jung; Understudies: Heath Calvert (Andrew Jackson), Aiden Eyrick (Lyncoya), Bryce Pinkham (Andrew Jackson), Nadia Quinn (The Storyteller).


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