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Green Day frontman joins 'American Idiot'

Billie Joe Armstrong set for eight Broadway performances

Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is joining the cast of "American Idiot," the Broadway musical based on the band’s 2004 album.

Armstrong will make his Broadway debut Sept. 28 as one of the key members of the show, playing a drug dealer.

"Idiot," which originated in Berkeley, Calif., centers around a group of teenagers who are fed up with the dullness of suburbia. Armstrong will make eight performances until Oct. 3, when he leaves for the band’s South American tour.

Armstrong, who composed and co-wrote the musical, is filling in for Tony Vincent, who is on leave for a personal family matter, according to producers. Vincent is expected to return Oct. 12.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.