Actorsingers Fringe Theatre Project presents:
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 for American 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.
August 28 through September 5, 2015
1st Letter: Johnny, Will, Tunny
Jesus of Suburbia Medley
. Jesus of Suburbia
. City of the Damned
. I Don't Care
. Tales of Another Broken Home
2nd Letter: Johnny, Tunny
3rd Letter: Johnny, Will, Tunny
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Are We the Waiting?
4th Letter: No Friends, No Girls, I Need Both: Johnny
5th Letter: Johnny, St. Jimmy, Will
Give Me Novacaine
6th Letter: My Heart is Like a Bomb (music): Johnny, Will
Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel
St. Jimmy Makes It Rain (music)
Last Night on Earth
Too Much Too Soon
Before the Lobotomy
Before the Lobotomy (Reprise)
When lt's Time
Know Your Enemy
7th Letter: Johnny, St. Jimmy, Whatsername
8th Letter: Johnny
. The Death of St. Jimmy
. East 12th Street
. Nobody Likes You
. Rock and Roll Girlfriend
. 9th Letter: Johnny
. We're Coming Home
Final Letter: Johnny, Tunny, Will, Heather, Extraordinary Girl, Whatsername
American Idiot is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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