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Who Deserved a Tony Nod? American Idiot's John Gallagher Jr. Tops Weekend Poll

Who Deserved a Tony Nod? American Idiot's John Gallagher Jr. Tops Weekend Poll

With the announcement of the 2010 Tony nominations, we at Broadway.com wondered which omission bothered fans the most. Well, you vented with your vote in our Weekend Poll—and fans of John Gallagher Jr. had their say, putting American Idiot’s self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia” at the top, with 20% of the votes.

Cheyenne Jackson (also overlooked for Best Actor ...

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The Cast of American Idiot Takes a 'Holiday' at Letterman

The Cast of American Idiot Takes a 'Holiday' at Letterman

The St. James Theatre's been rocking with the sounds of Green Day ever since American Idiot's opening earlier this month. On April 29, the energetic young cast, led by John Gallagher Jr. and Stark Sands, brought their musical mayhem over to the Ed Sullivan Theatre to perform the show's hit song "Holiday" on the Late Show with David Letterman ...

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Green Day's American Idiot Takes Broadway on Opening Night

Green Day's American Idiot Takes Broadway on Opening Night
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Stars from the stage, screen and the music world rolled over to the St. James Theatre to check out the opening night of the much-anticipated Green Day musical American Idiot on April 20. Green Day rocked the red carpet (much to the excitement of screaming fans!) and took the stage after the performance to congratulate stars John Gallagher Jr., Stark ...

Lea Michele Gleefully Rocks Out at American Idiot

Lea Michele Gleefully Rocks Out at American Idiot
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Lea Michele may be busy bringing Broadway music to the masses playing high school diva Rachel Berry on the wildly popular TV series Glee, but that doesn’t mean the actress has forgotten her stage roots. On April 10, Michele stopped by the St. James Theatre to support her former Spring Awakening co-star John Gallagher Jr., who leads the cast of ...

John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands & More Set for American Idiot; Cast to Perform on Grammy Awards with Green Day

John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands & More Set for American Idiot; Cast to Perform on Grammy Awards with Green Day

The Broadway cast of American Idiot has been announced—and they’re headed for a live performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards. The new musical will star Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening) Tony nominee Stark Sands (Journey’s End), Michael Esper (A Man For All Seasons), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange), Christina Sajous (The Wild Party), Mary Faber (Avenue Q ...

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Listen to This! American Idiot Cast Joins Green Day on '21 Guns'

Listen to This! American Idiot Cast Joins Green Day on '21 Guns'

Let's call this one a Christmas present for those of us holding our breaths for the Broadway transfer of American Idiot! On December 22, a new recording of Green Day's platinum-selling single "21 Guns" will be available for digital download online, featuring the rockers performing with the cast of the white-hot musical. But thanks to Spinner.com, you can hear ...

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Berkeley Rep's American Idiot Extends Again, Through November 15

Berkeley Rep's American Idiot Extends Again, Through November 15

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has extended its world premiere production of Green Day musical American Idiot for a second time. The new punk-rock musical, which began performances September 4, was originally slated to close on October 11. Before performances began, the company announced the tuner, helmed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, would play through November 1. Barring further extensions, American ...

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Tony Winner John Gallagher Jr and More Set for American Idiot at Berkeley Rep

Tony Winner John Gallagher Jr and More Set for American Idiot at Berkeley Rep

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for its world premiere production of American Idiot, based on the Green Day album of the same name, which starts performances on September 4. Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening star John Gallagher Jr. will headline the company of 19, which also includes Matt Caplan, Michael Esper, Mary Faber, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Christina Sajous and Tony ...

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Chris Noth and John Gallagher Jr. to Co-Star in Farragut North at Atlantic

Chris Noth and John Gallagher Jr. to Co-Star in Farragut North at Atlantic

Sex and the City heartthrob Chris Noth and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. of Spring Awakening have signed on to star in Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere of Beau Willimon's Farragut North, which begins previews October 22. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes Doubt, the limited engagement will have its opening November 12 and play through November 29 ...

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Spring Awakening Recording Wins Grammy Award

Spring Awakening Recording Wins Grammy Award

The original cast recording of Broadway's Spring Awakening nabbed the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The 50th annual Grammy celebration was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10.

The album, produced by composer Duncan Sheik, was released by Decca Broadway on December 12, 2006. It features the complete Tony-winning score by Sheik and ...

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Spring Awakening and The Coast of Utopia Top List of Winners at 2007 Tony Awards

Spring Awakening and The Coast of Utopia Top List of Winners at 2007 Tony Awards

Spring Awakening and The Coast of Utopia topped the list of winners at the 61st annual Tony Awards, presented at Radio City Music Hall on June 10. Spring Awakening won eight awards, including Best Musical, Best Score Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater and Book Sater as well as John Gallagher, Jr.'s featured performance and Michael Mayer's direction. In earning ...

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John Gallagher Jr.: A Year of Firsts at Spring Awakening

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Since the phenomenon that is Spring Awakening opened on Broadway last fall, its youthful stars have developed a devoted following—and none more than the charming and talented John Gallagher Jr., who has just been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. As Moritz, an angst-filled teen with a distinctively high-flying hairstyle, Gallagher ...

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Meet Moritz: John Gallagher Jr.

Meet Moritz: John Gallagher Jr.

Age: 22
Character: Moritz Stiefel

What are three words that describe your character in Spring Awakening?
Don't do sadness.

What are the top five most played tracks from any CD! on your iPod or CD player?
The entirety of Brand New's record, "The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me."
"Soldier's Things," by Tom Waits.
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John Gallagher Jr.

Age: 22

Currently: Raging through puberty to the beat of Duncan Sheik's rock score as eraser-headed, pigeon-toed student Moritz in the new Broadway musical Spring Awakening.

Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware. "I've been auditioning and working at this for 10 years," Gallagher says, recalling his early days as a performer at the Wilmington Drama League and the Delaware Children's Theatre. "I ...

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John Gallagher Jr. Added to Cast of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole

John Gallagher Jr. will join Tyne Daly, Cynthia Nixon and John Slattery in the upcoming Manhattan Theatre Club mounting of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole. The production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, is scheduled to begin previews on January 12.

Gallagher Jr. has appeared off-Broadway at MTC in Current Events and Lindsay-Abaire's Kimberly Akimbo. He also appeared in Kimberly Akimbo at the ...

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