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Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!

The national tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" opened in Los Angeles last night, March 14, at the Ahmanson Theatre. Performances continue through April 22, 2012. Check out photos from the star-studded opening night below!

Original Broadway cast member Van Hughes stars as Johnny, a role in which he concluded the "American Idiot" Broadway run, along with original Broadway cast member Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy, Jake Epstein as Will, Scott J. Campbell as Tunny, original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as Whatsername and Nicci Claspell as The Extraordinary Girl.

"American Idiot" also features Talia Aaron, Krystina Alabado, Gabriel Antonacci, Larkin Bogan, Jennifer Bowles, Matt DeAngelis, Dan Gleason, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tommy McDowell, Jillian Mueller, Jarran Muse, Vince Oddo, and Okieriete Onaodowan.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
John Gallagher Jr., Libby Winters and Sean Wing

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Ulises Bella, Justin Poree, Asdrubal Sierra and Raul Pacheco

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Katie Lowes

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Perez Hilton

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Corey Reynolds and Tara Reynolds

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Andrea Bowen

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Charlayne Woodard

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Ken Ehrlich and wife Harriet

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Jillian Mueller

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Bob Saget

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tom Kitt

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Eulala Scheel

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Eulala Scheel

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Eulala Scheel and Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Curtain Call

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Curtain Call

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Curtain Call

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Curtain Call

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
AMERICAN IDIOT Cast

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tommy McDowell, Kelvin Moon Loh, Larkin Bogan and Matt DeAngelis

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tommy McDowell, Kelvin Moon Loh, Larkin Bogan and Matt DeAngelis

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Van Hughes and Jake Epstein

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Jarran Muse and Chauncey Jenkins

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Jake Epstein and Producer Tom Hulce

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tom Kitt and Krystina Alabado

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Kitt

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Jennifer Bowles, Krystina Alabado, Marcia Gay Harden, Eulala Scheel and Talia Aaron

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Jake Epstein, Eulala Scheel, Marcia Gay Harden and Van Hughes

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Eulala Scheel, Marcia Gay Harden and Gabrielle McClinton

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Van Hughes and John Gallagher Jr.

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Van Hughes and Leslie McDonel

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Van Hughes and Leslie McDonel

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Krystina Alabado and Libby Winters

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Gabriel Antonacci, Vince Oddo, Okieriete Onaodowan and Dan Gleason

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Tommy McDowell, Kelvin Moon Loh, Larkin Bogan and Matt DeAngelis

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Scott J. Campbell and Nicci Claspell

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Leslie McDonel Jake Epstein

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Gabrielle McClinton and Van Hughes

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Van Hughes and Joshua Kobak

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Leslie McDonel, Gabrielle McClinton and Nicci Claspell

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Leslie McDonel, Gabrielle McClinton and Nicci Claspell

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Jake Epstein, Van Hughes, Joshua Kobak and Scott J. Campbell

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!
Leslie McDonel, Jake Epstein, Gabrielle McClinton, Van Hughes, Nicci Claspell, Scott J. Campbell and Joshua Kobak

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDIOT's Star-Studded Opening in LA!


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