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American Idiot
American Idiot, St. James Theatre, NYC Show Poster

American Idiot

St. James Theatre

1hr. 30mins (0 Intermissions)

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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. ...

Theater Info

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Feb 21, 2010
Preview
Mar 24, 2010
Opening
Apr 20, 2010
Closing
Apr 24, 2011

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9
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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.

Reviews

for American Idiot

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.

Review by David Cote from Time Out New York

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.

Review by Chris Jones from The Chicago Tribune

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.

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

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

Review by Peter Marks from The Washington Post

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.

Review by Richard Ouzounian from The Toronto Star

Cast

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St. Jimmy
Billie Joe Armstrong
Johnny
Van Hughes
Tunny
David Larsen
Extraordinary Girl
Libby Winters
Favorite Son

Creative

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