Green Day’s American Idiot Is A Musical!


A Californian Theatre has announced that a musical version of Green Day‘s 2004 opus “American Idiot” will be making its stage debut this September.

The stage-production is a result of a collaboration between punk rock heroes Green Day and the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer.

 Berkeley Repertory Theater who are showing the musical through September and October have also announced that the show will include several new tracks from Green Day’s upcoming album 21st Century Breakdown.

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had this to say: “We’d been thinking of bringing American Idiot to the stage, but knew we needed to find the right partners. After meeting Michael [Mayer] we knew we’d found the perfect collaborator. The end result will be terrific, and we’re really proud.”

Both parties have said that the production will be in keeping with the vision of the Grammy Award-winning album, which Director Michael Mayer described as “an articulation of their frustration, anger, longing for a better world—a journey from apathy to action.”

Berkeley Repertory Theatre have said that the play will: “follow working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East, as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration.” It’s an exhilarating journey borne along by Green Day’s electrifying songs.”

Tickets and further show details can be bought from the theatre’s Official Website.

We think more albums should make their way to the stage, as long as the poetic nature of the songs can be captured…we’re thinking Slayer‘s ‘Reign In Blood” is definitely a contender. Suggestions?


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That sounds like it’s going to be the worst musical ever made!

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