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American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. This high-octane show includes every song from the acclaimed album American Idiot, as well as several songs from the band's Grammy-winning release, 21st Century Breakdown.

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Performances ended on Apr. 24, 2011.

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About American Idiot on Broadway

Previews: Mar 24, 2010 • Opening: Apr 20, 2010 • Closing: Apr 24, 2011
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St. James Theatre St. James Theatre
246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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What Is the Story of American Idiot?

This new musical follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans, lead by friends Johnny, Tunny and Will, as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunney enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Your heart will pound, your pupils will dilate, you will sweat and breathe hard. For the 90 minutes that American Idiot has you in its white-knuckle grasp, it will electrify and overwhelm your senses."

Time Out New York

David Cote

"American Idiot comes to explosive life on the Broadway stage in a heart-pounding, punk-rock opera that sounds the unmistakable siren of generational shift. The show, delivers a thick, gorgeous head rush of a musical soundscape without current Broadway parallel. It turns out to offer the kind of sensual lushness that a lot more traditional musicals would kill to emulate."

The Chicago Tribune

Chris Jones

"Performed with galvanizing intensity by a terrific cast...the show is as invigorating and ultimately as moving as anything I've seen on Broadway this season. Or maybe for a few seasons past."

The New York Times

Charles Isherwood

"The 90 minutes make for such stimulating spectacle, I would happily sit through them again."

The Washington Post

Peter Marks

"The first great musical of the 21st century has arrived. This is not your grandparent's musical. But it is one that anyone with a heart and a mind and a curiosity about the world we live in now ought to see."

The Toronto Star

Richard Ouzounian

Cast & Creative


Billie Joe Armstrong
St. Jimmy
David Larsen
Extraordinary Girl
Favorite Son


Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day
Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer
Steven Hoggett
Set Designer
Christine Jones
Costume Designer
Andrea Lauer
Lighting Designer
Kevin Adams
Sound Designer
Brian Ronan
Tom Kitt
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