American Idiot 2010

Run Time:
1 Hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: April 20, 2010
Closing: April 24, 2011

American Idiot - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

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.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR American Idiot

American Idiot: Sing A Song of Sad Young Men
9 / 10

While our century began with inane 'jukebox musicals' that crowbarred pre-existing songs that were not written for the stage into makeshift plots (a refresher course in the genre is still being offered at The Winter Garden) American Idiot (along with the still-running Jersey Boys) shows it is possible to intelligently use such material to create a dramatically intriguing theatre piece. American Idiot may not offer an uplifting story, or even especially sympathetic characters, but most likely anyone who has gone through a youthful rebellion can see a bit of their determined, frightened, naïve and somewhat stupid selves on stage at the St. James Theatre.

Alienation sings! 'American Idiot' comes to B'way
7 / 10

The musical, which opened Tuesday at the St. James Theatre, is short, some 95 minutes. Just right for an MTV generation weaned on YouTube clips and music videos. 'American Idiot,' in fact, plays like one. Wildly diverting to look it, the show has the barest wisp of a story and minimal character development. At best, its slacker guys are sketchy portraits, prototypes rather than real people.

AMERICAN IDIOT to Close April 24
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.

TV Closing Flashback: AMERICAN IDIOT's Opening Night!
by Robert Diamond - 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!

Billie Joe Armstrong Talks IDIOT, Palin, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

Universal Eyes AMERICAN IDIOT Film; Mayer to Direct?
by Kelsey Denette - 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.

Photo Flash: Billie Joe Armstrong Returns to AMERICAN IDIOT Tonight!
by Kelsey Denette - 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!

Billie Joe Armstrong Returns to AMERICAN IDIOT Tonight
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.

STAGE TUBE: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Says You Should Go Green, Too
by Meghan Schuler - 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.

NDI Gala To Honor Alec Baldwin; Auction Shirts By Portman, AMERICAN IDIOT, 4/4
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.

Joshua Henry Returns to AMERICAN IDIOT; David Larsen, P.J. Griffith Join Cast
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

AMERICAN IDIOT to Close April 24; Billie Joe Armstrong to Return April 5
by Robert Diamond - 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.

NDI Gala To Honor Alec Baldwin; Auction Shirts By Portman, AMERICAN IDIOT
by Gabrielle Sierra - 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.

Open Calls for AMERICAN IDIOT National Tour Kick Off 3/5 in LA; Tour Launches Fall 2011
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.

Photo Flash: Meet the New AMERICAN IDIOTs - Guarini, Havok & More!
by Jessica Lewis - 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.

STAGE TUBE: Armstrong Leaves AMERICAN IDIOT with Special Encore
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Open Calls for AMERICAN IDIOT National Tour Kick Off 3/5 in LA; Tour Launches Fall 2011
by Jessica Lewis - February 23, 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.

STAGE TUBE: Green Day's 'Cigarettes and Valentines' Music Video Premiere!
by Kelsey Denette - February 22, 2011


Thie week, Green Day released a music video for one of their current songs: 'Cigarettes and Valentines'. The track is a part of their upcoming live album with a bonus DVD entitled 'Awesome as F**k' and was recorded during their 2009-2010 world tour. Watch the music video below!

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American Idiot - 2010 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Choreography Steven Hoggett
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Direction of a Musical Michael Mayer
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Vincent
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Featured Actress in a Musical Rebecca Naomi Jones
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Leading Actor in a Musical John Gallagher, Jr.
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Lighting Design Kevin Adams
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Musical American Idiot
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Orchestrations Tom Kitt
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Scenic Design Christine Jones
2010 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Sound Design Brian Ronan
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Mayer
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical American Idiot
2010 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Tom Kitt
2010 The Hewes Awards Lighting Design Kevin Adams
2010 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Scott Delman
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Larry Welk
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Bensinger Filerman and Moellenberg Taylor
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Tom Hulce
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Ira Pittelman
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Ruth and Stephen Hendel
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Aged in Wood and Burnt Umber
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Scott Delman
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Allan S. Gordon/Elan V. McAllister
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical HOP Theatricals
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Jeffrey Finn
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical John Domo
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical John Pinckard
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Awaken Entertainment
2010 Tony Awards Best Musical Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2010 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical Christine Jones

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