Writers Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman conceived of a show that casts Jackson as a political rock star who takes the country by storm. Benjamin Walker stars as the charismatic president who gives political addresses in skinny jeans.
Producers have released video highlights of the production that officially opens Oct. 13.
Here's a look at the opening number "Populism Yea Yea":
The second clip is Walker performing "I'm So That Guy":