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American Idiot - 2010 - Broadway

$49 - $127

American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day’s electrifying score. This high-octane show includes every song from the acclaimed album American Idiot, as well as several songs from the band’s Grammy-nominated new release, 21st Century Breakdown.



Green Day won two Grammy Awards for the groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Now Billie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, 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.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 Hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission

St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For American Idiot


American Idiot - On Off Broadway
I suspect that I may grow to appreciate "American Idiot" over time, which is essentially what happened to me with "Passing Strange." At first, I was thrown off by the lack of coherent storytelling in "Passing Strange." But after listening to the album several times and then watching the filmed performance on DVD, I became able to appreciate the musical on its own terms. I even listened to the original album today on my IPOD. It's also worth pointing out that the Green Day fanbase, by already knowing the lyrics by heart, will be better able to follow the "Jesus of Suburbia" plotline in spite of its sketchiness and fill in (or ignore entirely) all the gaps. Nevertheless, I need to be true to my gut instincts; and for the time being, will proudly air my initial grievances over the lack of character and story development in "American Idiot."

Size Matters - Wall Street Journal
All this being the case, "American Idiot" rises or falls almost entirely on the strength of the songs themselves, and I regret to say that I found them to be brain-numbingly dull. Perhaps I might have felt differently if I were 14, but I was all but incapable of attending to the puerile maunderings of Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day's lyricist, of which the following specimens are representative: • "Well maybe I am the faggot America / I'm not a part of a redneck agenda." • "Lost children with dirty faces today / No one really seems to care." • "Summer has come and passed / The innocent can never last." As for the music, it reminded me of an amphetamine-crazed hamster running on a treadmill.


 



 

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by Broadway Beat - April 24, 2011
AMERICAN IDIOT began performances at the St. James Theatre on March 24, 2010 and opened on Broadway on April 20, 2010 to a great set of reviews! Here's a sneak peek at Broadway Beat's openight night coverage of the show!
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2011
Following 421 performances on Broadway and 27 previews, the final performance of AMERICAN IDIOT is Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7:30pm. The first national tour launches in the fall of 2011.
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2011
Billie Joe Armstrong, who is currently starring in AMERICAN IDIOT at the St. James Theatre, recently chatted with Details magazine about everything from Broadway to politics.
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2011
Though Universal Pictures has chosen not to produce an IN THE HEIGHTS film, the studio has its sights set on another Broadway hit: Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT.
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2011
Back in September, 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. Tonight, Armstrong returns to the role for the show's final weeks. Take a look back at his debut now!
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2011
The producers of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT previously announced that Green Day frontman and the musical's composer and co-author Billie Joe Armstrong would return to the role of "St. Jimmy" on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 for the final three weeks of the Broadway production at the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44 Street. Following 421 performances on Broadway and 27 previews, the final show is Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 7:30pm. The first national tour launches in the fall of 2011.
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2011
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong supports the Broadway Green Alliance to help the great white way go green. Check out BroadwayGreen.com to get involved and educate, motivate, and inspire.
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2011
On Monday, April 4, 2011, National Dance Institute (NDI) a non-profit arts education organization that has transformed the lives of more than two million public school children since its founding by world-renowned dancer Jacques d'Amboise in 1976, will hold its annual gala.
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2011
The producers of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT announced today that original Broadway cast member and star of Scottsboro Boys Joshua Henry will return to the company on Tuesday, March 15 as 'Favorite Son.' Joining Henry is David Larsen (Billy Elliot) as 'Tunny' and P.J. Griffith (lead singer of the band Blue Movie) will play the role of 'St. Jimmy' from March 15-20 at the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44 Street.
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2011
It's just been announced that American Idiot will play its final performance on Broadway on April 24, 2011. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will return to the show for the final three weeks beginning on April 5, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - March 9, 2011
On Monday, April 4, 2011, National Dance Institute (NDI) a non-profit arts education organization that has transformed the lives of more than two million public school children since its founding by world-renowned dancer Jacques d'Amboise in 1976, will hold its annual gala.
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2011
The producers of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT announced today that the GRAMMY® Award winning musical will launch a first national tour in the fall of 2011 in a city to be announced. Open call auditions, for all roles, will be held in Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston and Chicago this spring.
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2011
Production photos of the new cast of AMERICAN IDIOT have been released! Davey Havok (lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI) has joined for a limited two week engagement as 'St. Jimmy.' In addition, Justin Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will play the role of 'Will,' and current and original Broadway cast members Van Hughes and Libby Winters took over the roles of 'Johnny' and 'The Extraordinary Girl,' respectively on March 1, 2011.
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 28, 2011
Billie Joe Armstrong said goodbye to original cast members of AMERICAN IDIOT John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Esper, with a performance of 'Walking Out on Love.' All three gave their final performances last night. Check it out below!