Green Day on Broadway. Kinda has a nice ring to it.
The Grammy-winning punk rockers are bringing their rock musical, American Idiot, to the New York stage.
A stage adaptation of the group’s critically-acclaimed album of the same name will open at Manhattan’s St. James Theatre April 20, producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman said Tuesday. The duo were also linked to the Broadway rock musical Spring Awakening.
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. American Idiot had a sold-out run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California last fall.
Casting for the Broadway show have not been announced. Preview performances begin March 24.