Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opened on Broadway October 13, 2010, following a 2008 world premiere at the Center Theatre Group and an acclaimed Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater, where it was extended three times prior to its transfer uptown. Benjamin Walker starred in the title role.
Alex Timbers (book/director) and the late Michael Friedman (music and lyrics) co-authored the 90-minute musical that played fast and loose with history, making a political rock star out of America's seventh U.S. President.
Friedman, an Obie-winning composer-lyricist and holder of several leadership positions at major New York theatre companies, passed away September 9 at the age of 41.
Look back at the show below:
Look Back at Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway
In addition to Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Friedman's work included music for the musical The Fortress of Solitude, which played the Public in 2014, as well as the Public's Shakespeare in the Park presentation of The Tempest the following year. He also penned the score for the 2008 Off-Broadway musical The Drunken City, as well as music for the 2010 Signature Theatre revival of Angels in America and the Broadway adaptation of Misery.