Friday, November 12, 2010

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

I am not sure how good it may be but Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is the official site for the Broadway production of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. It takes a sharp, irreverent look at America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson.

From the site:

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?

2 comments:

Paul Swendson said...

Great last question. When I cover Andrew Jackson in my history classes, I raise the same issue. Why on earth would we want a "common man" running the country?

Jess said...

I've seen it - it's excellent! And while they obviously take a lot of liberties with the characters, there's a surprising amount of historical accuracy. And the music is fantastic.