Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Alex Timbers
Directed by Michael McKelvey
Preview Thursday, Feb. 20
Friday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, March 2
Sex. Rock-n-Roll. And one big party. The Democratic Party, that is. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a raucous, rowdy rock musical that reinvents Andrew Jackson as a rock star and is a "bloody entertaining" snapshot of his relationships with not only his wife, Rachel, but also Martin Van Buren, Henry Clay, and John C. Calhoun. Who ever thought becoming America's 7th president would be such a rockin' good time?
Winner of an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award.
Director Michael McKelvey made his Pittsburgh Playhouse directing debut in May with the Playhouse Jr. production of Honk Jr. He was music director on the Conservatory Theatre Company’s productions of Oklahoma! (October 2013) and A Chorus Line (October 2011). His regional directing credits include A Minister's Wife, Legally Blonde, Chess, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Carousel, Pajama Game, City of Angels, Evil Dead, Company, Footloose, Annie, The Last Five Years, I Love You Because, John and Jen, Urinetown, Assassins and Sweeney Todd. He also has music directed more than 70 productions. While in Austin, Texas, he was the recipient of several B. Iden Payne and Austin Critics' Table Awards as a director, music director and producer. At Point Park, he is the head of private voice and an associate professor of musical theatre. In March, he is slated to direct the musical, Ordinary Days.