The musical, fresh from its critically acclaimed run on Broadway, is the newest title to join the MTI catalog. By signing up for Fast Track Notification, you will be placed on an exclusive mailing list and will be among the first to know when the show is available for licensing.
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, featuring music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Alex Timbers, was hailed as “the season’s best musical,” by Rolling Stone Magazine. MTI President Drew Cohen proudly stated, “Including BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON in our arsenal of ground breaking musical theatre pieces just makes sense. The prospect of allowing theatre companies around the globe to push the envelope with this ultramodern musical is very exciting.”
This modern musical explores the title character’s life through the unconventional means of irreverently emotional, punk rock music. Audiences cling to the edge of their seats as Andrew Jackson kicks British butt, shafts the Indians and smacks down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States — who cares if he doesn’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.”
Alex Timbers, the show’s librettist and director, won Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for his direction of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, and his diverse directing credits range from Broadway’s The Pee Wee Herman Show, to New York Theatre Workshops Peter and the Starcatcher, to A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant. BLOODY BLOODY’S music and lyrics were written by Michael Friedman, whose resumè includes Saved, the Civilians’ This Beautiful City, Gone Missing, and [I Am] Nobody’s Lunch. Both Timbers and Friedman are Obie Award winners for their separate accomplishments.
This provocative musical is ideal for theatres of any size. Delivered by an intimately sized cast, the high-energy score for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is powerful enough to fill large and small houses alike. And with lyrics such as, “A wise woman once wrote that illness is not a metaphor. So why do I feel sick when I look at you?” audiences are sure to delight in the fresh life BLOODY BLOODY breathes into many historical figures. It sheds new light on the thoughts and actions of a man, known to many only for his work on the front of the twenty dollar bill.
Video: “Kegger at the White House”
To find out more about this show, visit the BBAJ official site.