Originally musical only, it played at the Public. It's opening on Broadway at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theater. I cannot express how twitterpated this show has the New York theatrical cognescenti.
History is sexy is very old news over here.
The review in the Times back in April is kind of interesting:
Don’t assume, though, that “Bloody Bloody” is a satire of a single contemporary political phenomenon. When I saw the show last May, it was the grass-roots campaign of Barack Obama that first came to mind. What Mr. Timbers and Mr. Friedman are examining is a fierce emotionalism in American politics that transcends party lines and has existed for centuries. Though the United States may have been founded on the rational principles of the Enlightenment, this show suggests that what really makes it run — then and now — is the crazy, mixed-up energy of enduring adolescence.A good description of Jackson, though it leaves out his awful hair-trigger temper coupled with great piety.
Idealism, resentment, a short attention span, a fear of being perpetually misunderstood and a ravenous sense of entitlement are mixed together here in one big, gawky, sexually charged package: America, the eternal teenager. And who better to lead this restless, appetite-driven creature than a red-blooded rock star?
That this is opening right now while I'm so busy charting the Clay - Adams - Jackson imbroglios on the national stage in the 1820's seems almost a sign of ... well, surely, not the zeitgeist?
In any case Obama read the wrong book. Instead of Team of Rivals he should have read a biography of Henry Clay. The Jackson crew punked Adams - Clay just like the rethugz have been punking the dems for decades now. It's time the dems start studying history as carefully as the rethugz.