Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson – Theater Review
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, an audacious mix of historical fact and fiction, redefines America’s controversial seventh president — the man who invented the Democratic Party, drove the Indians west, and ultimately doubled the size of our nation — with a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious emo rock score.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Is down at the public theatre. For truth in advertising, I actually had to buy the ticket for this one and I still thought it was terrific. It’s American History at its most vibrant. The cast is uniformly terrific, and it’ll make you want to go find out about Andrew Jackson. The idea is that he was the first rock star president, and you’ll hear a lot of verbiage that sounds like it could be on talk radio these days about populism and taking the country back. Benjamin Walker is just particularly wonderful. But I must admit, he did end up on my lap saying you want to see my stimulus package, but I still would have given it five stars anyway. So five stars, yay.