Tix to Public's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Go on Sale Feb. 9

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Tickets to the Public Theater production of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's rock musical with a political edge, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, go on sale Feb. 9.

Book writer Timbers will direct the musical — about the seventh U.S. President — that begins previews March 23 and will run through April 25. Friedman, a member of the downtown docu-theatre troupe the Civilians, penned the score.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version was seen as part of the Public LAB developmental series in May of 2009.

"Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman are ferociously talented, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a wildly enjoyable and shockingly deep rock and roll tour of American political populism," said Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement. "We've had a wonderful time working on it over the last two years and it's going to be a great ride from here on out."

Original Public LAB cast members including Ben Walker (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Inherit the Wind) and Colleen Werthmann are set to return as Jackson and the Storyteller, respectively.

Also reprising their performances will be Jeff Hiller as John Quincy Adams, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as Martin Van Buren, Ben Steinfeld as James Monroe, Maria Elena Ramirez as Rachel, Kate Cullen Roberts as Elizabeth, Greg Hildreth as Red Eagle, Darren Goldstein as Calhoun and James Barry as Male Soloist. Complete casting and creative duties will be announced shortly.

Timbers directed the 2009 Public LAB production and the 2008 Los Angeles world premiere of Bloody Bloody at the Center Theatre Group. The 2010 Public production is a co-presentation with the Center Theatre Group and Alex Timbers' theatre company Les Freres Corbusier.

The Public describes the musical this way: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson "is a fast-paced entertainment that takes a sharp, irreverent look at America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. This satirical epic reveals questions about the country we live in and the leaders we choose."

For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

The cast of <i>Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson</i>
The cast of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Photo by Joan Marcus
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