AMERICAN IDIOT Documentary to Get New York Theatrical Release on 10/11
Digital entertainment curator FilmBuff announced today that it would release the rocking documentary BROADWAY IDIOT chronicling the momentous collaboration between rock and roll icons, Green Day and the "Great White Way" to create American Idiot on Broadway. FilmBuff, in partnership with Abramorama, will release the film nationwide in theaters and on VOD October 18 with an exclusive theatrical engagement in New York starting October 11th.
From punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, this electrifying documentary follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway producers to turn his mega-hit album, "American Idiot," into a staged Broadway musical. The film goes behind the scenes to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Grammy winner Billie Joe and Tony winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) to create the thrilling and one-of-a-kind musical experience. More than just a show, but a personal and transformative experience for Billie Joe, the film provides insider access to Billie's journey from rock star to Broadway star, dress rehearsals, performances and more. BROADWAY IDIOT provides a unique window into the art of theater as rock stars and stage stars collide and create something never seen before.
"Green Day's 'American Idiot' and Broadway might not have seemed like an obvious match in the beginning, but what came out of that partnership has had the world rocking out. This magical collaboration between rock and musical theater is shown perfectly in this doc in a way that's never been seen before - it's truly inspiring and will make the 30M plus Green Day Facebook fans and Broadway lovers everywhere unite as members of the Idiot Nation," said Steven Beckman, FilmBuff's Head of Content Partnerships.
"Broadway Idiot isn't your typical rock doc. Yes, it's loaded with great music from Green Day and full of the tradition of Broadway, but at its heart, it's a very personal story about having the guts to try something totally new," says director Doug Hamilton. "We are thrilled to be working with FilmBuff to bring the labor of love and dedication that is Broadway Idiot to everyone across the country in theaters and across all digital platforms. It's like bringing Billie Joe Armstrong and Broadway right to your doorstep."
BROADWAY IDIOT will open for an exclusive New York engagement on October 11th and expand to theaters across the country on October 18th. FilmBuff will release the film on VOD day and date with its expanded theatrical release onOctober 18 in the US and Canada on all leading digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Cable Movies On Demand, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu.
Directed by three-time Emmy-winner Doug Hamilton and produced by Tony-winner Ira Pittelman (Spring Awakening) and starring Tony award-winning actor John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom), BROADWAY IDIOT had its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was the first documentary feature to open the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.
For additional information, please visit www.broadwayidiot.com, connect with the film on Facebook and follow @broadwayidiot.
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