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Green Day Billy Joe Armstrong
Billy Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
American Idiot is a sung-through stage adaptation of punk rock band Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot. After a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009, the show moved to the St. James Theatre on Broadway. The story, expanded from that of the concept album, centers on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee a stifling suburban lifestyle and parental restrictions, while Will stays home to work out his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, Heather. The former pair look for meaning in life and try out the freedom and excitement of the city. Tunny quickly gives up on life in the city, joins the military, and is shipped off to war. Johnny turns to drugs and finds a part of himself that he grows to dislike, has a relationship and experiences lost love.
The book was written by Armstrong and director Michael Mayer. The music was composed by Green Day and the lyrics were by Armstrong. The score included all the songs from American Idiot and additional Green Day songs from other sources, including 21st Century Breakdown, and unreleased songs originally recorded forAmerican Idiot.
The musical won two 2010 Tony Awards:Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Christine Jones, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Kevin Adams. It also received a nomination for Best Musical. On February 13, 2011, it won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
American Idiot (2015) Performances
Janice B. Streeter Theatre
American Idiot Cast
Ensemble – The Men
Ensemble – The Women
Show dates: Friday August 28, Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30
Thursday September 3, Friday September 4 and Saturday September 5
Questions? Please e-mail producer Evelynn Decker .
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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