Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will appear at post-show Q&A sessions for American Idiot September 14-17 and again on September 19. Armstrong will be joined on the St. James Theatre stage by Idiot director Michael Mayer, as well as members of the cast and creative team. Time Out New York's David Cote will moderate.
"Whenever they’re in New York, [Green Day] drops in to see us," Idiot star John Gallagher Jr. told Broadway.com in June. "There are no words to describe how generous they’ve been. What we do every night couldn’t happen without what they’ve given us personally."
Armstrong collaborated with Mayer to write the rock opera's book, which follows three disenchanted twentysomething men trying to find their way in a post 9/11 world. American Idiot currently stars Gallagher Jr. as Johnny, Michael Esper as Will, Stark Sands as Tunny, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatshername, Christina Sajous as The Extraordinary Girl, Mary Faber as Heather and Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy. Based on the popular Green Day album of the same name, the musical opened on April 20 at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards.