For anyone that was lucky enough to catch the unconventional, hilarious history lesson that was Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson during it’s far-too-brief run on Broadway, then you not only got to hear super catchy tunes like this, but you also earned bragging rights to getting to see a big star in the making: Benjamin Walker. Walker’s performance as the controversial seventh President of the United States was as funny and electric and sexual (some theater patrons would even get a lap dance courtesy of the leading man) as it was moving and complex (for shame on that snub, Tonys!).
Alas, while theater nerds have long since known about the hidden gem that is Walker, he’s about to be a best-kept secret no more. In addition to snagging the titular role of Honest Abe in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (the guy’s got a knack for playing Presidents!), Walker might also star in the upcoming adaptation of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. READ FULL STORY