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Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Newton Faulkner to Join AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour; Show Eyes London ReturnSinger-Songwriter Newton Faulkner to Join AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour; Show Eyes London Return
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Acoustic power doesn't mean this guy can't rock. The Daily Mail writes that singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will join the UK tour of AMERICAN IDIOT at the New Alexandra Theatre on May 10, taking over for Aaron Sidwell. The site also reports that the production is eyeing a return to the Arts Theatre this summer. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Update: Conflicting Statements Indicate H.S. Edits Were Not Yet Approved by LicensorAMERICAN IDIOT Update: Conflicting Statements Indicate H.S. Edits Were Not Yet Approved by Licensor
by Michael Dale - Jan 26, 2016

Drama teacher's statement to Hartford Courant regarding the status of his proposed edits conflict with his previous email to community. (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong Urges High School Not To Cancel Edited AMERICAN IDIOTBillie Joe Armstrong Urges High School Not To Cancel Edited AMERICAN IDIOT
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2016

The Connecticut school's drama directed work with MTI to create a HS version of the script, but there still were complaints. (more...)

BWW Review: Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Pulsates at PlayhouseBWW Review: Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Pulsates at Playhouse
by Joseph Baker - Jan 23, 2016

Now that Peter has returned to Neverland and the good citizens of Tuna have returned their yard ornaments to their garages and attics, Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT has seen to it that all the kiddies need to be tucked away in bed: Playhouse's electrifying production of the punk rock musical odyssey, with Book and Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong and Book by Michael Mayer, has traded in pirates for pushers; and the result must have Rodgers and Hammerstein scratching their heads in musical heaven and asking the question, 'What in the name of Bali Hai is going on here?' However, if like me, you're primed for some stimulating adult entertainment, you'll find more than your toes tapping in this 'in your face' assault on the idiocy that is America -- that is we the audience. (more...)

VIDEO: Green Day Shares Original Holiday Tune 'Xmas Time Of the Year'VIDEO: Green Day Shares Original Holiday Tune 'Xmas Time Of the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays from Green Day. Below, watch the punk rock band perform 'Xmas Time Of the Year,' with words by Billie Joe Armstrong and music by Green Day. The song was recorded by Chris Dugan. (more...)

VIDEO: The Quartos of THESE PAPER BULLETS! Wish You Swinging Holidays and a Cheeky New YearVIDEO: The Quartos of THESE PAPER BULLETS! Wish You Swinging Holidays and a Cheeky New Year
by Michael Dale - Dec 21, 2015

In this clever mockumentary called Quartospective, the lads send us holiday greetings. (more...)

Review Roundup: Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS! Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS! Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: THESE PAPER BULLETS! Makes Much Ado About BeatlemaniaBWW Review: THESE PAPER BULLETS! Makes Much Ado About Beatlemania
by Michael Dale - Dec 16, 2015

Billie Joe Armstrong's faux Fab Four songs are the highlights of this mod Shakespeare riff. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker & THESE PAPER BULLETS! Cast Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker & THESE PAPER BULLETS! Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened just last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. THESE PAPER BULLETS! plays a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)


by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opened just last night, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. THESE PAPER BULLETS! plays a limited engagement through Sunday, January 10, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/2015 - THESE PAPER BULLETS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/15/2015 - THESE PAPER BULLETS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 15, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THESE PAPER BULLETS bows off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, opens tonight, December 15, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/11/2015 - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/11/2015 - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 11, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS opens this Sunday! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker & More in Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Justin Kirk, Nicole Parker & More in Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, is now playing at Atlantic Theater Company. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Extends UK TourGreen Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Extends UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Following on from its hugely successful and critically acclaimed London run at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, Green Day's explosive, Tony Award winning Broadway musical American Idiot, will now be extending its UK tour into July 2016, with four more venues added, including the Spa Theatre, Bridlington (7-11 June), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (14-18 June), Empire Theatre, Liverpool (21-25 June) and the Grand Opera House, Belfast (28 June - 2 July). (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE's Michael Nigro to Star in AMERICAN IDIOT at NJSDATHE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE's Michael Nigro to Star in AMERICAN IDIOT at NJSDA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Cranford, NJ native Michael Nigro, known to many viewers as Friedrich from THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE with Carrie Underwood, is now starring as Johnny in NJSDA's production of AMERICAN IDIOT at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ.  (more...)

Green Day to Release Limited Black Friday Vinyl Edition of Grammy-Winning Album 'American Idiot'Green Day to Release Limited Black Friday Vinyl Edition of Grammy-Winning Album 'American Idiot'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Green Day today announced that they will release a limited Black Friday vinyl edition of their two-time Grammy® Award-winning album American Idiot on November 27, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/20/2015 - FIDDLER, FUNNY GIRL, THESE PAPER BULLETS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/20/2015 - FIDDLER, FUNNY GIRL, THESE PAPER BULLETS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: FIDDLER returns to Broadway, FUNNY GIRL arrives in London, Billie Joe Armstrong's new musical lands off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Billie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayBillie Joe Armstrong's THESE PAPER BULLETS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong's new play with music THESE PAPER BULLETS!, directed by Jackson Gay, begins tonight, November 20, at Atlantic Theater Company. (more...)

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