Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT at The Den Theatre
The Hypocrites launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play now through October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The press opening is this Sunday, September 6 at 7 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
The cast of AMERICAN IDIOT includes Luke Linsteadt as Johnny, Jay Cullen as Will, Steven Perkins as Tunny, Alex Madda as Heather, Becca Brown as Extraordinary Girl, Krystal Worrell as Whatsername, Brian Keys as Favorite Son and Malic White as St. Jimmy with Isa Arciniegas, Marcos Barnes, Elisa Carlson, Whitney Dottery, Dakota Hughes, Michael Kurowski, Aubrey McGrath, David Daniel Smith, Janelle Villas and Alexander Zukoff.
Based on punk rock band Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album of the same name, AMERICAN IDIOT follows three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia in a post 9/11 world. The musical features hits including "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track, "American Idiot." A critical smash on Broadway and in London, AMERICAN IDIOT received a 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical and won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
The production team for AMERICAN IDIOT includes: Joe Schermoly (scenic designer), Mieka van der Ploeg (costume designer), Heather Gilbert (lighting designer), Rick Sims (sound designer), Pat Fries (production manager), Gabby Welsh (stage manager), Alyson Kulin (assistant stage manager), John Kelly (associate lighting designer), Danny Spagnuolo (assistant choreographer), Rebecca Adelsheim (assistant director) and Spencer Meeks (associate musical director).
Tickets are currently available at at www.the-hypocrites.com.
Photo Credit: Evan Hanover
(center) Malic White (St. Jimmy) with the cast/band of The Hypocrites' Chicago premiere of AMERICAN IDIOT
(front, left to right) Jay W. Cullen (Will), Luke Linsteadt (center, Johnny) and Steven Perkins (Tunny) with the cast/band
Isa Arciniegas, Krystal Worrell (Whatshername), Elisa Carlson and Becca Brown (Extraordinary Girl)
Jay W. Cullen (Will), Steven Perkins (Tunny), Alex Madda (Heather), Becca Brown (Extraordinary Girl), Elisa Carlson, Luke Linsteadt (Johnny) and Malic White (St. Jimmy) with the cast/band
Jay W. Cullen (Will), David Daniel Smith (Rock and Roll Boyfriend), Becca Brown (Extraordinary Girl) with the cast/band