Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

October 19 - November 17, 2012

Written by Alex Timbers
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Paul Melone
Music Direction by Nicholas James Connell
Choreography by Larry Sousa
Fight Choreography by Angie Jepson
Scenic Design by Eric Levenson**
Costume Design by Elisabetta Polito
Lighting Design by Jeff Adelberg
Sound Design by Eric Norris
Stage Management by Amy Spalletta*
Assistant Stage Management by
Katherine Clanton*

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. Using an anachronism-filled emo-rock score, the show tells the story of America’s first maverick president, who kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States.


Brandon Barbosa …Lyncoya (at certain performances)
Samil Battenfeld …Lyncoya (at certain performances)
Mary Callanan* …Storyteller, Ensemble
Gus Curry* …Andrew Jackson
Tom Hamlett …John Quincy Adams, Ensemble
Ryan Halsaver …John Calhoun
Amy Jo Jackson* …Ensemble
Michael Levesque …Ensemble
Evan Murphy …Ensemble
Josh Pemberton …Martin Van Buren
Diego Klok Perez …Henry Clay, Black Fox, Ensemble
Ben Rosenblatt* …James Monroe
Alessandra Vaganek …Rachel Jackson
Brittany Walters …Ensemble


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Up and Coming: Nicholas Connell

Up & Coming: Nicholas Connell A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Nicholas James (Nick) Connell came to Boston to study Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Some gigs music directing student shows at both Berklee and The Boston Conservatory led SpeakEasy Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault to hire Nick to music direct the company’s 2010 […]

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Interview with Alex Timbers

Interview with Alex Timbers Tony-nominated writer/director Alex Timbers had two shows running on Broadway simultaneously by the age of 32: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which he wrote with composer Michael Friedman, and The Pee Wee Herman Show. Timbers is also a two-time Obie Award-winner. He and Roger Rees were honored with a 2011 award for […]

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Bloody Bloody Hard Work

Bloody Bloody Hard Work Sometimes, ideas happen easily. Get the right personalities and ingredients together, and a concept can emerge seemingly from thin air. Case in point: it only took one coffee-shop discussion for Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman to settle on a concept for what would become Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. It was a […]

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Andrew Jackson Timeline

Andrew Jackson Timeline Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) served as the seventh president of the United States. Born to immigrant parents and orphaned in his youth, Jackson was the first “self-made man” and the first “westerner” to reach the White House. Founder of the Democratic Party, he reinvented the American Presidency […]

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Interview with Michael Friedman

Interview with Michael Friedman What was your exposure to theater growing up, and what contributed to your tastes musically and theatrically when you were starting out? I come out of the music side of things, I was a classical guy, so theatrically, I always want to have my easy list of influences, and it’s always […]

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Gus Curry:I’m So That Guy

Gus Curry: I’m So That Guy Is it true that you grew up on a farm in Ohio? 100% baby. 200+ acres. It was my dad’s family’s farm from generations back. We lived in his grandmother’s house. To be more accurate though, I was raised on a farm in Ohio; I’m still waiting to grow […]

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