Since Broadway Idiot premiered at South By Southwest in March, American Idiot fans have been patiently waiting to catch a screening of the documentary, which charts the journey of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the cast to the Great White Way. The wait is over! The movie will hit NYC theaters on October 11, with a wider release and video on demand available October 18, according to Variety. Directed by Doug Hamilton, Broadway Idiot details the behind-the-scenes world of the 2010 musical and includes footage from rehearsal and opening night.
The documentary features the original Broadway cast of American Idiot, including John Gallagher Jr. as Johnny, Michael Esper as Will, Mary Faber as Heather, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername, Christina Sajous as The Extraordinary Girl, Stark Sands as Tunny and Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy. The ensemble included Declan Bennett, Andrew C. Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Joshua Henry, Brian Charles Johnson, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress and Libby Winters. Joshua Kobak, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero and Aspen Vincent served as swings.
American Idiot centers on Johnny and Tunny, two jaded twenty-somethings who try to escape their stifling suburban life. Meanwhile, their friend Will decides to stay at home to work on his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. Directed by Michael Mayer, American Idiot features a book by Armstrong and Mayer, and hit Green Day songs including “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “21 Guns,” “Holiday” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” American Idiot won Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Set, and garnered an additional Best Musical nomination.
Can’t wait for Broadway Idiot to hit the big screen? Check out the trailer below!