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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson


On today’s podcast we take over a dressing room to talk about the Plays and Players production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Stay Tuned!

This cast ROCKS one of Philly's oldest theaters, Play and Players!
This cast ROCKS one of Philly’s oldest theaters, Play and Players!


Extended through February 10th

Brazen political commentary brings history bloodily to life in centerpiece production of 2012-13 Season dedicated to The American Presidency

Andrew Jackson was a rock and roll GOD. He rode his outsider bad-boy image and his populist movement into office with promises to reform and representing the “other” America. What happened next was broken promises and a Trail of Tears. The multiple Tony nominee and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle winning high-octane rock musical will explode on Plays & Players’ mainstage January 17-February 3 in a Philadelphia premiere production. Performances run Wednesday and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm (except Jan. 19), and Sundays at 3pm.

Featuring songs such as “Populism, Yea, Yea!,” “I’m So That Guy” and “Rock Star,” Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson compares Andrew Jackson’s frontier and manifest destiny fueled rise to power as the seventh president of the United States, and the first not born in Virginia or Massachusetts, to contemporary rock and roll American patriotic excess. A laugh-out-loud “South Park” style social critique mixes with a Brechtian self-awareness resulting in brazen satire that leaves no current political movement, from George W. Bush to the Tea Party to Obama’s “Yes We Can,” unscathed. In fact, the New York Times raved of the original production, “There is no show in town that more astutely reflects the state of this nation than Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”


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