Green Day's 'American Idiot' set for B'way
Stage adaptation of Grammy-winning album to open April 20NEW YORK -- Get ready for Green Day's "American Idiot" to punk rock on Broadway.
Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman said Tuesday a stage adaptation of the group's Grammy-winning album will open April 20 at the St. James Theatre. Preview performances begin March 24.
A tale of disaffected suburban youth, the musical features lyrics by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and a book by Armstrong and Michael Mayer, who also directed the show. Casting was not announced.
The production had a sold-out run last fall at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California.
Mayer, Hulce and Pittelman were all involved in Broadway's last big rock musical, the Tony-winning "Spring Awakening."