The hyped American Idiot musical--featuring originalmusic and characters from the Green Day album of the same name as well as 21st Century Breakdown; based on a bookby Michael Mayer and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong; and produced by the Spring Awakening team of Ira Pittelmanand Tom Hulce--opens on April 20, 2010 at New York'sSt. James Theater. It's definitely a punk-rockfirst, and if you don't think scoring a Broadway production is punk atall...well, Green Day don't really care what you think.
Here'sGreen Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool discussing how this unusualproject developed, along with a sneak preview of what to expect from the musical.It seems fascinating, so if you're in the Big Apple and you miss this show,you're a real American idiot indeed.
See you at the Tony Awards, guys...
- Green Day
- Billie Joe Armstrong