Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast Album Sets Sept. 21 Release; Exclusive Audio Preview

News   Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast Album Sets Sept. 21 Release; Exclusive Audio Preview
 
The original Off-Broadway cast album of the emo rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will be released Sept. 21 on the Ghostlight Records label, the day after the production is set to begin its first day in office on Broadway.

Benjamin Walker (center) and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson cast members
Benjamin Walker (center) and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson cast members Photo by Joan Marcus

The 13-track cast album was recorded April 26 and features the original Off-Broadway cast of the irreverent rock tuner that conjures the seventh U.S. President (played by Benjamin Walker) as a freewheeling rock star. Walker is the only cast member currently announced to repeat his performance in the Broadway transfer, which will begin Sept. 20 at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre. Opening night is Oct. 13.

Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow produce the album of Bloody Bloody, which has a book by Alex Timbers and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Timbers also directed the Off-Broadway production and will repeat his duties on Broadway this fall.

You can click here to pre-order the recording from the Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records website by clicking here. Playbill.com is also offering an exclusive first-listen to selections from the album.

Populism, Yea, Yea!

 

I'm Not That Guy

 

Rock Star

 

Second Nature

 

The track list for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows:

"Populism, Yea, Yea!"
"I'm Not That Guy"
"Illness As Metaphor"
"I'm So That Guy"
"Ten Little Indians"
"The Corrupt Bargain"
"Rock Star"
"The Great Compromise"
"Public Life"
"Crisis Averted"
"The Saddest Song"
"Second Nature"
"The Hunters of Kentucky"

Producers describe the musical as "an audacious mix of historical fact and invention, [that] uses the story of America’s controversial seventh president—the man who invented the Democratic Party, doubled the size of our nation and signed the Indian Removal Acts that started the Trail of Tears — to investigate the attraction and terrors of American populism, using a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and infectious emo rock."

Bloody Bloody was extended three times during its Public run and also earned a place as the second highest-grossing production in Public Theater history. The Public Theater, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Scott M. Delman, Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comely and Susan Gallin/Mary Lu Roffe will produce the Broadway run.

The Broadway production will reunite the original Off-Broadway creative team, including scenic designer Donyale Werle, costume designer Emily Rebholz, lighting designer Justin Townsend and sound designer Bart Fasbender. Choreography is by Danny Mefford.

Tickets will be available for purchase on Telecharge.com or at (212) 239-6200. The playing schedule will be Monday at 7 PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 & 8 PM and Sunday at 2 & 7PM. There are no performances on Wednesdays.

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