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Remembering Michael Friedman: Interview from the earliest days of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'

Remembering Michael Friedman: Interview from the earliest days of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'

Michael Friedman, the composer best known for his Broadway musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” died Saturday at age 41 of complications from AIDS, according to the Public Theater in New York.

Friedman was artist-in-residence and director of Public Forum, the Public Theater’s home for talkbacks, speaker series and other audience engagement programs. But most know Friedman through his work on “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” which Times theater critic Charles McNulty called a “sardonically frolicsome, unabashedly sophomoric emo musical.”

“Rarefied avant-garde performance this isn't. Imagine ‘Avenue Q’ with a master's degree in American history,”...

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