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Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!

Last night, September 28, Green Day frontman and the musical's composer/ co-author Billie Joe Armstrong made his Broadway debut as "St. Jimmy" at the St. James Theatre in AMERICAN IDIOT. Armstrong will perform through Sunday, October 3, 2010. Immediately following this engagement, Mr. Armstrong will join Green Day in Caracas, Venezuela on October 8, 2010 to kick off their South American Tour. BroadwayWorld was on hand for his debut Broadway bow and brings you photo coverage below!

Original Broadway cast member and current "St. Jimmy," Tony Vincent, will resume performances on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 following a leave of absence due to a personal family matter. Vincent's understudies, Joshua Kobak and Andrew Call, will cover the role from Tuesday, October 5 - Sunday, October 10, 2010.

The smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey. The result, according to the Toronto Star, is "The first great musical of the 21st century!"

Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.

Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening) currently stars in AMERICAN IDIOT alongside Tony Award Nominee Stark Sands (Journey's End), Michael Esper (A Man For All Seasons), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange), Christina Sajous (The Wild Party), Mary Faber (Avenue Q) and Tony Vincent (Jesus Christ Superstar). The cast also features Declan Bennett, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Sydney Harcourt, Van Hughes, Brian CharLes Johnson, Joshua Kobak, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Corbin Reid, Wallace Smith, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Aspen Vincent and Libby Winters.

The show features Tony Award winning scenic design by Christine Jones (Spring Awakening), costume design by Baryshnikov fellow Andrea Lauer (The Butcher of Baraboo), Tony Award winning lighting design by Kevin Adams (Hair), Sound design by Olivier and Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan (Cabaret), as well as video design by Darrel Maloney. The Music Director is Carmel Dean and Lorin Latarro is the Associate Choreographer.

Reprise Records released The Original Broadway Cast Recording of AMERICAN IDIOT on April 20, 2010, the same day as the show opened. The official album features the 24-member cast accompanied by Green Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the musical.

The playing schedule for AMERICAN IDIOT is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets range from $127.00 - $49.00 and can be purchased at The St. James Box Office or via telecharge.com (212-239-6200). www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com.

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Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Esper and John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mary Faber

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman, Billie Joe Armstrong and John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman and Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman and Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman and Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mary Faber, John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Michael Esper and John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
John Gallagher Jr. and the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman, Billie Joe Armstong, Mary Faber, John Gallagher Jr., and Rebecca Naomi Jones

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
John Gallagher Jr. and the AMERICAN IDIOT COMPANY

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
John Gallagher Jr. and the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mary Faber, John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong with the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and the AMERICAN IDIOT Company

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman, Libby Winters, Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman, Libby Winters, Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Libby Winters, Mary Faber, Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Esper

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Theo Stockman, Libby Winters, Mary Faber and Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Mary Faber and Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!
Billie Joe Armstrong

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!

Photo Coverage: Billie Joe Armstrong Makes Broadway Debut in IDIOT!



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