Take a break from headbanging and set your DVRs, because Broadway Idiot is coming to the small screen! The documentary about the making of the Broadway musical American Idiot will receive its U.S. broadcast premiere on May 8 on Showtime.
Broadway Idiot, directed by Doug Hamilton, follows Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong from a punk rock concert at Madison Square Garden through the creation of American Idiot on Broadway. The film documents the behind-the-scenes world of the tuner, including footage from rehearsal, opening night and more. The documentary premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March of 2013. Take a look at the trailer here!
American Idiot uses hit Green Day songs, including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Jesus of Suburbia,” “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” to tells the story of Johnny and Tunny, two jaded young men who try to escape their stifling suburban life, while their friend Will stays at home to work on his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. The original Broadway cast starred 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.
Don't have Showtime? Not to worry, because you can also now stream the documentary on Netflix!