Pro Info First Preview. Sep 20 Opening Date. Oct 13 Closing Date. Jan 2 View Playbill Pro. Inside The Playbill. Click to Shop Now. View All. He eventually allies himself with a tribe, thanks to the help of Black Fox. Jackson becomes the national hero of The Battle of New Orleans. Meanwhile, Jackson has triumphed in another battle, taking in an Indian orphan, Lyncoya, as his own. The President censures Jackson for killing all the Spaniards in Florida and claiming so much land.
I saw the next-to-last performance of its original production, and remember its first-act finale, which ended with the cast, in replica theater seats, laughing and pointing at the audience, leaving theatergoers utterly dumbfounded. No wonder audiences were dumbstruck. Though not systematic enough to be called a declaration of independence, Whistle sounded a battle cry of freedom for the Broadway musical, which had gotten altogether too comfy in the Rodgers and Hammerstein mode, by then shrunk to a formula: Take a touching story, reduce it to a simple sequence of scenes, alternate a sentimental couple with a comedy couple, find someplace to stick in a ballet, and send the crowds home happy.
The Encores! B loody Bloody Andrew Jackson Public Theater demonstrates that freedom per se is no big deal for musicals. James Barry. Male Soloist. Darren Goldstein. Andrew Sr. Greg Hildreth. Red Eagle. University President. Jeff Hiller. John Quincy Adams. Tour Guide. Florida Man. Lucas Near-Verbrugghe. Van Buren. Cameron Ocasio. He summons Black Fox—an Indian Chief who organized the remaining Indian tribes into a confederation against Tennessee settlers—in order to make one last deal with the Native Americans still living in American Territories.
Jackson implores Black Fox to peacefully move his people west of the Mississippi River. Black Fox asks for time to consult his tribe. But, Jackson violently snaps and decrees that federal troops will forcibly move the Indians West. Near the end, the musical reviews Jackson's legacy and the views attributed to him. He reflects upon his achievements and his questionable decisions.
The show telescopes out and we get a bird's-eye view of Jackson's damning legacy and our collective culpability "Second Nature". Finally, the company gathers to sing " The Hunters of Kentucky ," before taking their bows. Robert Brill was the set designer, Jeff Croiter the lighting designer, Emily Rebholz the costume designer, Bart Fasbender the sound designer, and Jacob Pinholster the video designer. Kelly Devine was the choreographer and Gabriel Kahane the music director.
Danny Mefford was the choreographer and Justin Levine was the music director. The show premiered on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre , with previews starting on September 21, and opening night October 13, Critics blamed the poor economy during the show's run and its unorthodox story and presentation for the show's failure to build popularity on Broadway.
The first production of the show after its New York run was a non-Equity performance at the University School of Nashville in November, The show had 12 runs. Well received by critics and audiences alike, the show sold out the eniterety of its limited run [ citation needed ] and went on to win Critic's Choice Award for Best Musical ofInformation about Michael Friedman's Broadway musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, including news and gossip, production information, synopsis, musical numbers, sheetmusic, cds, videos, books, sound and video clips, tickets, lyrics, rights holders, the offical website and more.