‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ composer, lyricist dies at 41

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Michael Friedman, an Obie-winning composer and lyricist known for the musicals “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” has died. He was 41.

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham say Friedman passed away Saturday of complications related to HIV/AIDS in New York.

Friedman’s best-known work is the musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” which imagines the seventh president of the United States as a rock star. First performed in 2008, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” opened on Broadway on September 2010.