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West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full CastWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatshername. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at glory|struck's Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: First Look at glory|struck's Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

glory|struck productions presents an immersive, environmental staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, being vibrantly brought to life in a warehouse venue located in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Performances began on May 15th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

glory|struck productions presents an immersive, warehouse staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, vibrantly brought to life in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Performances run through June 7th. Check out a first look at Matt Magnusson and Briana Cuoco performing 'Give Me Novacaine'! (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage AMERICAN IDIOT at The Den TheatreThe Hypocrites to Stage AMERICAN IDIOT at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Hypocrites will 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 August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre Mainstage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening Sunday, September 6 at 3 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMERICAN IDIOT Blows the Roof off The VortexBWW Reviews: AMERICAN IDIOT Blows the Roof off The Vortex
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2015

A sexy cast of beautiful people inhabits Green Day's punk rock opera American Idiot, in a ferocious glory|struck production that opened last weekend at The Vortex. Directors Topher Rhys and Jen Oundjian (who also choreographs) take full advantage of the concert venue space and go for a panoramic experience, moving the action offstage whenever possible. The concept enhances the surround sound feel of the show and if you approach it from a concert mindset it will be easy to go with the flow. In a way, by chopping up the visual space to include playing areas all around the space, it enhances the disconnectedness we see in the characters. Plus, there is a certain kind of bond an audience feels with an actor when he is dripping with sweat and singing his guts out right next to you. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

 Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Indiana premiere of American Idiot opening June 4, 2015 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through July 5, 2015, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director, Emily Ristine Holloway serving as Assistant Director, Tim Brickley and Jeanne Bowling serving as co-Musical Directors, and Cherri Jaffee and Mariel Greenlee serving as co-choreographers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE EXCLUSIVE: Alec Cyganowski and Lindsay Pearce Perform 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' from glory|struck's Immersive AMERICAN IDIOTSTAGE TUBE EXCLUSIVE: Alec Cyganowski and Lindsay Pearce Perform 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' from glory|struck's Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2015

glory|struck productions presents an immersive, warehouse staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, vibrantly brought to life in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Performances run through June 7th. Check out a first look at Alec Cyganowski and Lindsay Pearce performing 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'! (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre Unleashes 2015-16 Season Including HEATHERS & AMERICAN IDIOTStray Cat Theatre Unleashes 2015-16 Season Including HEATHERS & AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Featuring two smash hit musicals - GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT and HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, our season will also include two hot and exciting contemporary plays: Aaron Posner's bold new riff on Chekhov's THE SEAGULL entitled STUPID FUCKING BIRD - and a kind of co-production with Arizona Theatre Company - Laura Eason's steamy SEX WITH STRANGERS. (more...)

BWW Review: The LOT's AMERICAN IDIOT Is High Energy Rock And RollBWW Review: The LOT's AMERICAN IDIOT Is High Energy Rock And Roll
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - May 14, 2015

Greenday's musical AMERICAN IDIOT is as close as most theatregoers will get to a rock concert - save for THE ROCK OF AGES. The Lower Ossington Theatre's production of the Tony Award winning musical written by Billie Joe Armstrong stays true to the show's rock and roll energy, but makes it its own with impeccable casting. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in LAPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

glory|struck production's immersive and environmental staging of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, to be vibrantly brought to life in a warehouse of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District, is in final rehearsals before its May 15th opening at The Vortex. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead ShowWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT Taps X FACTOR's Amelia Lily to Lead Show
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot - The Musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

DOMA to Rock It with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This SummerDOMA to Rock It with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Three lifelong friends are forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia in American Idiot, the smash Broadway hit based on Green Day's multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning album of the same name. Now director Marco Gomez, musical director Chris Raymond and choreographer Angela Todaro, the team behind recent critically acclaimed productions of Young Frankenstein and Jesus Christ Superstar, bring this explosive, iconic story to the DOMA stage beginning June 5 at the MET Theatre. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for glory|struck's AMERICAN IDIOT, Coming to LA Next MonthTickets Go on Sale for glory|struck's AMERICAN IDIOT, Coming to LA Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for glory|struck production's immersive and environmental staging of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, to be vibrantly brought to life in a warehouse of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

FIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 SeasonFIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City LightsEXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson's dark and delightful revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear comes to the South Bay for the first time this spring, opening at City Lights in May. (more...)

Debra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity RepDebra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

At the 19th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Rep will award Debra Messing with the Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts. John Chan, jazz promoter and owner of Chan's Fine Oriental Dining in Woonsocket will be honored with a Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Dancer and choreographer Julie Strandberg will receive the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts and Trinity Rep's former executive director, Michael Gennaro, will be awarded with the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts. The ceremony will be held Monday, June 15, 2015 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

THESE PAPER BULLETS! Creator Rolin Jones Mixes Theatre, TV in New 20th Century Fox DealTHESE PAPER BULLETS! Creator Rolin Jones Mixes Theatre, TV in New 20th Century Fox Deal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Hartford Courant reports that THESE PAPER BULLETS! creator and TV writer Rolin Jones has signed a two-year contract with 20th Century Fox Television to develop projects via his production company New Neighborhood. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & MoreDare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions announces the company's 2015-16 season today. Featuring six productions presented in either the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center or the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, the season includes Into the Woods, Godspell, Footloose, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Wild Party and American Idiot! (more...)

James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

glory|struck productions has announced complete casting for their upcoming immersive, environmental staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, to be vibrantly brought to life in a yet-to-be-disclosed warehouse venue of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 SeasonBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS, SEX WITH STRANGERS, BIG SKY Premiere and More Set for the Geffen's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces its coming landmark season which underscores the two decades of world-class theater the not-for-profit organization has produced since its 1995 opening. Artistic Director Randall Arney's selections feature some of theater's most established artists: Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley; four Pulitzer Prize finalists Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, Rolin Jones, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl; multi-Grammy Award winner Billie Joe Armstrong; House of Cards writer Laura Eason, and much produced playwright Bess Wohl (American Hero, Pretty Filthy). (more...)

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