Photo Flash: Billie Joe Armstrong Visits AMERICAN IDIOT's Touring Cast
AMERICAN IDIOT, which just completed a one-week engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa opens tomorrow night at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle where it will play June 5 - 10 before heading to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco for a limited four-week engagement, June 12 – July 8.
A 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, AMERICAN IDIOT features the music of Green Day with lyrics by Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer ("Spring Awakening").
AMERICAN IDIOT's first national tour stars original Broadway cast member Van Hughes as Johnny, the role in which he concluded AMERICAN IDIOT's Broadway run, along with original Broadway cast member Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy, Jake Epstein as Will, Scott J. Campbell as Tunny, original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as Whatsername and Nicci Claspell as The Extraordinary Girl.
AMERICAN IDIOT also features Talia Aaron, Krystina Alabado, Gabriel Antonacci, Larkin Bogan, Jennifer Bowles, Matt DeAngelis, Dan Gleason, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tommy McDowell, Jillian Mueller, Jarran Muse, Vince Oddo, and Okieriete Onaodowan.
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.
For more information on AMERICAN IDIOT, visit www.americanidiotthemusical.com.