Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!

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The North American tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT will premiere in Toronto on December 28 and run through January 15 before continuing on to 14 other markets across the United States. Rehearsal shots have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!

Original Broadway cast member Van Hughes will star as Johnny, the role in which he concluded AMERICAN IDIOT’s Broadway run, along with Jake Epstein as Will, Scott J. Campbell as Tunny, original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as Whatsername aJoshua Kobak as St. Jimmy, and Nicci Claspell as The Extraordinary Girl.

AMERICAN IDIOT will also feature ensemble members Talia Aaron, Krystina Alabado, Gabriel Antonacci, Larkin Bogan, Matt DeAngelis, Dan Gleason, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tommy McDowell, Jillian Mueller, Vince Oddo, Okieriete Onaodowan, Jarran Muse, and Kaitlyn Terrill

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 music supervision, 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 direction by Jared Stein, associate choreography by Lorin Latarro and associate direction by Johanna McKeon.

Winner of two Tony Awards®, AMERICAN IDIOT is 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 will give audiences the time of their lives night after night on 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 2011-2012 National Tour Dates

Utica, NY 12/21-12/22 Stanley Theatre
Toronto, ON 12/28-1/15 Toronto Centre for the Arts
Detroit, MI 1/17-1/22 Opera House
Boston, MA 1/24-1/29 Opera House
Raleigh, NC 1/31-2/5 Memorial Auditorium
Chicago, IL 2/7-2/19 Oriental Theatre
Minneapolis, MN 2/21-2/26 Orpheum Theatre
State College, PA 2/28-2/29 Eisenhower Auditorium
St. Louis, MO 3/2-3/4 Peabody Opera House
Denver, CO 3/6-3/11 Buell Theatre
Los Angeles, CA 3/13-4/22 Ahmanson Theatre
Tempe, AZ 4/24-4/29 ASU Gammage
Dallas, TX 5/8-5/20 AT&T PAC
Costa Mesa, CA 5/29-6/3 Segerstrom Center
Seattle, WA 6/5-6/10 Paramount Theatre
San Francisco, CA 6/12-7/8 Orpheum Theatre

Photo Credit: Doug Hamilton

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Van Hughes and Joshua Kobak

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Gabrielle McClinton and Van Hughes

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Scott J. Campbell and Nicci Claspell

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Scott J. Campbell

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Leslie McDonel and Jake Epstein

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Joshua Kobak and Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Van Hughes

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
Scott J. Campbell, Van Hughes, Jake Epstein and Company

 

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!
AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT Tour In Rehearsal, Van Hughes, Gabrielle McClinton & More!

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