The Wilbury Group presents
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Written by Alex Timbers , Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Josh Short & David Tessier
The Wilbury Group is proud to present the RI premiere of the award-winning rock musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, and a book by Alex Timbers, July 12-28 2012 in a new performance space at the beautifully restored Butcher Block Mill Building, 25 Eagle Street, Providence.
Directed by Wilbury Group producer Josh Short (Director, The Lieutenant of Inishmore at The Wilbury Group) & David Tessier (Musical Director, Hedwig & the Angry Inch at Perishable Theatre), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson uses a raucous blend of infectious rock and roll and outrageous comedy to tell a mostly true/partly fictional tale of our nation's highly controversial seventh president. On the way, the audiences witnesses the role of American populism in shaping our history through the story of the man who invented the Democratic Party, doubled the size of our nation, and sent thousands of Native American's on the Trail of Tears.
Featuring Joe Short (Padraic, The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as the audacious Andrew Jackson, The Wilbury Group production includes an ensemble of some of Providence's most talented actors, including Kelly Siegh (as Martin Van Buren), Dave Rabinow (Henry Clay), Stuart Wilson (John Quincy Adams), Brien Lang (John Calhoun) & Alyssa Gorgone as Jackson's long-suffering wife, Rachel.
Written by Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was called "an intriguing, often outrageous look at American history, filtered through the satiric eye of Timbers and Friedman's pulsating rock score" by the Associated Press and received rave reviews during its Off Broadway run. The New York Post called it "irreverent and subversive" and the Daily News said it was"offbeat, fresh and fun!" Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was nominated for two Tony Awards and won the 2012 Outer Critics' Circle Award and the 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
The Wilbury Group presents Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Alex Timbers, Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman, Directed by Josh Short & David Tessier, July 12-28. at the Butcher Block Mill Building, 25 Eagle Street, Providence, RI. Tickets are $15-$25, and are available online via BrownPaperTickets.com. More info e-mail Info@TheWilburyGroup.com or visit www.TheWilburyGroup.com.
CALENDAR OF PERFORMANCES
Thursday, July 12 8pm PREVIEW
Friday, July 13 8pm PREVIEW
Saturday, July 14 8pm PREVIEW
Sunday, July 15 8pm PREVIEW
Monday, July 16 8pm PRESS
Thursday, July 19 8pm
Friday, July 20 8pm
Saturday, July 21 8pm
Thursday, July 26 8pm
Friday, July 27 8pm
Saturday, July 28 8pm
Preview tickets (July 12-15): $20 general, $15 students/seniors
Regular tickets (July 16-28): $25 general, $20 students/seniors
Tickets may be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets.
About The Wilbury Group:
The Wilbury Group is an ever-evolving collaboration of Providence and Rhode Island artists committed to creating the highest quality professional theatre.
Founded on the belief that quality theatre should be an affordable and accessible means of enrichment to the community; The Wilburys strive to create work that will simultaneously engage, inspire, and provoke-thought among audiences.
For more info, visit us at www.thewilburygroup.com/about-us