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BERNARD B JACOBS THEATER

242 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Ended 2 Jan 2011 after 3 months

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There's not a show in town that more astutely reflects the state of this nation than this rowdy political carnival

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 2 Jan 2011
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Great Raucous Fun!,
Oct 16, 2010
reviewer: from Washington, D.C.
This is an awesome production of humor and politics and presents an interesting perspective on an ugly period in America's history. The actors generate enthusiasm and give the play a youthful energy that was infectious! Its upbeat and innovative songs will be remembered! Lots of fun and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
bloody brilliant and entertaining,
Oct 26, 2010
reviewer: from nova
Not your typical musical, which is good. lLots of content in catchy music and lyrics.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What can you say when you can't think of anything good?,
Oct 10, 2010
reviewer: from Anytown, AT 55555
I hated everything about this show. The inconsequential music, the sophomoric, homophobic level of the humor, the ridiculous set, the over the top costumes and performances. This is in no way a serious treatment of the presidency of Andrew Jackson. What a disappointing waste of my time and the actors' talents. No matter what the critics say, I hope the actors all go on to bigger and much better.
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Didn't like it.,
Oct 15, 2010
reviewer: from New York, NY
This show should've quit while it was ahead by keeping its home in the smaller venues. While it was good and well-suited for off-broadway's Public Theater, it lost it's appeal on the Broadway stage. The humor is better suited for smaller, intimate theatres.(imagine SNL improv on a broadway stage). I would not recommend buying a ticket to see it.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Bloody Jackson is just plain offensive,
Nov 10, 2010
reviewer: from Boston
I found this play simply offensive. It claims to be satirical humor, but it's more a racist platform that targets American Indians and others.

 

I wondered why the writers didn't just create a play based on the truth about Jackson which is far more interesting and racist than anything the play dished out. But then I realized -- Andrew Jackson is a white guy. Even though he lied and cheated and bullied and killed his way into the White House, he's still white. Telling those truths would make him look bad.

 

I am sure, however, that good old Andy's spirit is sitting in the theater applauding this joke the Jacob Theater calls entertainment. Maybe I even passed him when I walked out early in disgust.
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