A new musical has opened on Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which re-imagines the seventh president of the United States as a rebellious rock star.
The musical, only 90 minutes long, is described by Playbill as “equal parts sketch comedy, underground rock concert and a revisionist history lesson.” The book is by Alex Timbers of Les Freres Corbusier (who also directed) and the music and lyrics by The Civilians’ Michael Friedman.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson premiered at the Center Theatre Group and had a run at the Public Theater last spring, where it was extended three times and became the second highest-grossing production in Public Theater history. It received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical.
And yes, there’s a cast album.
Should you be heading to Broadway, it’s playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.