Student Rush Tickets Announced for AMERICAN IDIOT at PPAC

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Student Rush Tickets Announced for AMERICAN IDIOT at PPAC

Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that student rush tickets for the national tour of the explosive Broadway hit AMERICAN IDIOT, called "wonderfully raucous" and "emotionally charged" by The New York Times and "flat-out electrifying" by the Boston Globe, will be made available for each performance at PPAC, February 8 - 10, 2013.

Limited quantities of rush tickets are available on a show-by-show basis; rush tickets are 50% off the regular ticketed price and are available at the PPAC Box Office window two hours before curtain time for each show. Please bring a valid Student ID with you when purchasing student rush tickets. The Box Office is at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence.

Regularly-priced tickets are $65 - $43; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and can be purchased in person at the PPAC Box Office or by phone Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P; and through curtain time(s) on performance days. Tickets are also available online at www.ppacri.org

Group rates are available for 20 or more; for more information and to order, contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at phiatt@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3162.

The performance schedule for AMERICAN IDIOT in Providence is:
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30P
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2P
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8P
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1P

AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award-winner Mayer ("Spring Awakening").

The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett ("Black Watch") and orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"). The Tony Award-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour.

Winner of two Tony Awards, AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT has given audiences the time of their lives night after night since its Broadway run at the St. James Theatre (March 2010 - April 2011) and its subsequent national tour, which launched December 2011 in Toronto.

"Since its inception, audiences have been surprised by the emotional journey the show takes them on, told almost exclusively through Green Day's songs, including many they are already familiar with and love," said Tom Hulce, producer. "This is such a potent time for our country and the search of our characters for what to believe in is gorgeously celebrated through Billie Joe and Green Day's wonderfully lush score," he added.

The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown," and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."

AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show "the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade" and the Toronto Star naming it "the first great musical of the 21st century!"

For more information on AMERICAN IDIOT, visit www.americanidiotthemusical.com orwww.ppacri.org

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