Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the extension of their regional premiere of the award-winning rock musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, through Sunday July 22, 2012 in the Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays. There are no Sunday matinee performances for this production. Tickets are now on sale.
Audiences have elected to keep rocking and rolling with America’s first political maverick, who kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States. Who cares if he didn’t have the constitutional right? This award-winning rock musical recreates and reinvents the life of “Old Hickory,” one of our nation’s founding rock stars, from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief in the Oval Office. This production includes adult language and themes and is recommended for mature audiences ages 17 and older.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is directed by Beck Center’s Artistic Director, Scott Spence, features Equity actor Dan Folino as the audacious Andrew Jackson and includes an ensemble of 16 talented area actors. “We are thrilled that Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has become one of the Northeast Ohio hits of the summer.” said Spence referring to the sold-out performances and critical acclaim. “ We are happy to keep this rockin' production going for an additional nine performances. Get 'em before they're gone! The show must close July 22.” added Spence.
Written by Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was called "an intriguing, often outrageous look at American history, filtered through the satiric eye of Timbers and Friedman’s pulsating rock score" by the Associated Press. This New York Times Critics’ Pick received rave reviews during its Off Broadway run. The New York Post called it “irreverent and subversive” and the Daily News said it was “offbeat, fresh and fun!” Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was nominated for two Tony Awards and won the 2012 Outer Critics’ Circle Award and 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors (65 and older), and $17 for students with valid ID. An additional $3 service fee per ticket is applied at the time of purchase.. Seating in the Studio Theater is limited.Group discounts are available for parties of 13 or more. Purchase tickets online at beckcenter.org or call Customer Services at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available.
Beck Center’s production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and is sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.