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New Line Theatre to Open 25th Season with HEATHERS in New VenueNew Line Theatre to Open 25th Season with HEATHERS in New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with a new, expanded line-up and a brand new theatre. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to 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's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's AMERICAN IDIOTReview Roundup: West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot opened in the UK on 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 (Favorite Boy). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatsername. (more...)

DOMA to Present 'Reloaded' Production of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, 10/2-18DOMA to Present 'Reloaded' Production of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, 10/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Hardcore Green Day fans will get first access to DOMA Theatre Company's remount of its SRO hit production of American Idiot. Discounted general admission tickets to Green Day's American Idiot - RELOADED!, set to receive a three-week run Oct. 2 through Oct. 18 at the MET Theatre in Hollywood, are available for pre-sale starting today at www.greenday.com and www.gdidiotnation.com. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 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.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT is A Mixed Bag at BeckBWW Reviews: Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT is A Mixed Bag at Beck
by Roy Berko - Jul 14, 2015

Local theatres each tend to have a niche audience based on the venue's play selection. Dobama leans toward intellectual contemporary which are having their local premiers. convergence-continuum tilts toward off-beat writers and plots, many with homosexual themes. Cleveland Public Theatre thrives on a diet of creative, often devised theater offerings. Beck Center for the Arts is noted as the place for family offerings and scripts that appeal to the more conservative tastes of its older patrons (e.g., 'Mary Poppins,' 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'She Loves Me.') (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Lucas Rush, Amelia Lily and More in Rehearsals for UK's AMERICAN IDIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Lucas Rush, Amelia Lily and More in Rehearsals for UK's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 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.  Check out a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

The Barn Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of AMERICAN IDIOTThe Barn Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

This month, the Barn Theatre opens Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT - the high octane, electric rock musical of youthful disillusion. This regional premiere plays July 14 - 26. (more...)

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...)

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