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American Idiot

American Idiot

by Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer

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American Idiot

American Idiot




This sung-through jukebox musical is an adaptation of the 2004 rock opera of the same name, originally written and recorded by punk band Green Day.


Story:

Three American youths, Johnny, Tunny, and Will, seek to escape the media-saturated life of suburbia. The boys strike out in various directions, with Johnny seeking solace in the city, Tunny enlisting in the Army, and Will staying home with his pregnant girlfriend. The individual journeys challenge the boys, with each facing considerable hardships and finding few rewards. Eventually they all return home with hard-won maturity and a new outlook on life.


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Composer

Composer
Green Day

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Billie Joe Armstrong

Librettist

Librettist
Michael Mayer



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 20, 2010
Total Performances
421
Original Cast
John Gallagher Jr., Michael Esper, Mary Faber, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Christina Sajous, Stark Sands, Tony Vincent, Declan Bennett, Andrew C. Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Joshua Henry, Brian Charles Johnson, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Libby Winters
Director
Michael Mayer
Choreographer
Steven Hoggett
Producer
Tom Hulce, Ira Pittelman, Ruth and Stephen Hendel, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, Aged In Wood and Burnt Umber, Scott M. Delman, Latitude Link, Hop Theatricals, Jeffrey Finn, Larry Welk, Bensinger Filerman and Moellenberg Taylor, Allan S. Gordon/Élan McAllister and Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Musical Director
Carmel Dean
Orchestrations
Tom Kitt
Scenic Design
Christine Jones
Costume Design
Andrea Lauer
Lighting Design
Kevin Adams
Sound Design
Brian Ronan





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Original Green Day Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


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DVD
Broadway Idiot DVD


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Merchandise




2010 Tony Award Nominations

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Musical

2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Director
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations

2010 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Production of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - John Gallagher Jr.
Distinguished Performance Award - Tony Vincent

2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
Outstanding New Broadway Musica

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