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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

American Idiot Coming to Broadway

Filed under: Performing Arts — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 00:52

Matt Caplan and ensemble in American Idiot at Berkeley Rep.  Playbill announced today the hit musical American Idiot, based on the Grammy-award winning multi-platinum Green Day album of the same name (with select songs from 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown), will be making its way to Broadway. As with many covert shows making their way to the Great White Way, Playbill uncovered a casting notice for the Musical. The opening and theater are yet to be announced. American Idiot got its start at the Berkeley Preparatory Theater several months ago. The show received rave reviews from the critics and played to sold-out auditoriums, prompting three extensions of the engagement and breaking the theater’s record books for top-grossing show of all-time. According to Playbill American Idiot follows working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East, as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration — an exhilarating journey borne along by Green Day’s electrifying songs. This high-octane show includes every song from the album, as well as several new songs from 21st Century Breakdown.”

Pictured: Matt Caplan and ensemble in American Idiot at Berkeley Rep. Courtesy Mellopix.

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