Alex Nee, Thomas Hettrick, Casey O'Farrell, and More Join Cast of AMERICAN IDIOT Tour- New Dates Announced!
New casting and additional dates have been announced for the international tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the two-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit. Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with Thomas Hettrick as Tunny, Casey O'Farrell as Will, Alyssa DiPalma as Whatsername, Jenna Rubaii as The Extraordinary Girl, Kennedy Caughell as Heather and Trent Saunders as St. Jimmy.
AMERICAN IDIOT will also feature ensemble members Aurie Ceylon, Carson Higgins, Antwaun Holley, Daniel C. Jackson, Brandon Kalm, John Krause, Alison Morooney, Turner Rouse, Jr., Jamal Shuriah, Dustin Harris Smith, Ashley Tobias, Chelsea Turbin and Jared Young.
AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with lyrics by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer ("Spring Awakening").
The show is choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett ("Black Watch") with orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"). The tour features Tony Award®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and Tony Award®-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams.
The acclaimed creative team also includes costume design by Andrea Lauer, sound design by Brian Ronan, video and projections design by Darrel Maloney, music supervision by Jared Stein, associate choreography by Lorin Latarro and associate direction by Johanna McKeon.
Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT has been giving audiences the time of their lives night after night on its international tour in the same way it did during its acclaimed Broadway run at the St. James Theatre from March 2010 to April 2011.
The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day's Grammy Award-winning 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown" including "21 Guns" and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."
AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show "the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade" and the Toronto Star naming it "the first great musical of the 21st century!"
For more information on AMERICAN IDIOT, visit www.americanidiotthemusical.com.
AMERICAN IDIOT 2012-2013 National Tour Dates
(additional engagements to be announced)
North Charleston, SC 8/29 - 8/30 North Charleston PAC
West Lafayette, IN 9/1 - 9/2 Elliott Hall of Music
Bloomington, IN 9/4 - 9/5 Indiana University Auditorium
Morgantown, WV 9/7 WVU Creative Arts Center
Buffalo, NY 9/8 - 9/9 Univ. at Buffalo Center for the Arts
Southampton, England 10/9 - 10/13 Mayflower Theatre
Cardiff, Wales 10/15 - 10/20 Wales Millennium Centre
Edinburgh, Scotland 10/22 - 10/27 Edinburgh Playhouse
Glasgow, Scotland 10/29 - 11/3 Clyde Auditorium
Dublin, Ireland 11/5 - 11/10 Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Manchester, England 11/12 - 11/24 Palace Theatre
Birmingham, England 11/26 - 12/1 Alexandra Theatre
London, England 12/4 - 12/16 HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Norfolk, VA 1/25 - 1/26 Chrysler Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 1/29 - 1/30 State Theatre
Worcester, MA 2/1 - 2/3 Hanover Theatre
Schenectady, NY 2/5 - 2/7 Proctors Theatre
Providence, RI 2/8 - 2/10 PPAC
Philadelphia, PA 2/12 - 2/17 Kimmel Center - Merriam Theater
Pittsburgh, PA 2/19 - 2/24 Heinz Hall
Hartford, CT 2/26 - 3/3 The Bushnell
Nashville, TN 3/5 - 3/7 TPAC - Jackson Hall
Charlotte, NC 3/8 - 3/10 Blumenthal - Belk Theater
Dayton, OH 3/12 - 3/14 Victoria Theatre
Hershey, PA 3/15 - 3/17 Hershey Theatre
Columbus, OH 3/19 - 3/24 Palace Theatre
Kalamazoo, MI 3/26 Miller Auditorium
Cedar Falls, IA 3/27 - 3/28 Gallagher-Bluedorn PAC
Lincoln, NE 3/29 - 3/30 Lied Center
Indianapolis, IN 4/2 - 4/7 Clowes Memorial Hall
East Lansing, MI 4/9 - 4/11 Wharton Center
Peoria, IL 4/23 - 4/24 Peoria Civic Center
Fayetteville, AR 4/26 - 4/28 Walton Arts Center
Knoxville, TN 4/30 - 5/1 Tennessee Theatre
New Haven, CT 5/3 - 5/5 Shubert Theatre
Baltimore, MD 5/7 - 5/12 Hippodrome Theatre
Jacksonville, FL 5/14 - 5/15 Times Union Center
Fort Myers, FL 5/16 Barbara B. Mann Perf. Arts Hall
Tampa, FL 5/17 - 5/19 Straz Center
San Diego, CA 5/28 - 6/2 Civic Theatre
San Jose, CA 6/4 - 6/9 Center for the Performing Arts
Las Vegas, NV 6/11 - 6/16 Smith Center