American Idiot - US Tour

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.


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

Orpheum Theatre

(San Francisco, CA)
1192 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


by Stage Tube - May 8, 2020
This #VEDay75, Sing to Salute has teamed up with performers from all over the world to raise money for NHS Charities Together with a virtual performance of Green Day's '21 Guns' from American Idiot The Musical!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
The third and final episode of the musical podcast Bleeding Love has been released! Bleeding Love, directed and edited by Harris Doran is based on a story by Jason Schafer, with book by Jason Schafer, music by Arthur LaFrentz Bacon, and lyrics by Harris Doran.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
Bay Area Theatre Live! is bringing together over 20 Broadway and Bay Area Stars performing for a LIVE audience via YouTube and Facebook in an effort to raise money for Bay Area Theatre Companies affected by COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
The new musical Swept Away, featuring the music of The Avett Brothers, scheduled to have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep as part of their 2019-20 season, has announced today that the production will be moved to similar dates in the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 4, 2020
Today's episode features Rebecca Naomi Jones- best known for her performances in the Broadway rock musicals Passing Strange, American Idiot, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.Jones was born in New York City, New York, to a musician father. Her mother is Jewish and her father is African-American. Jones performed in the children's chorus of the Metropolitan Opera as a youth and graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School in 1999. 'I did theatre all throughout middle school and high school and was really into it, the same with singing,' she said.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Artistic Director Ethan Paulini and the Weathervane Theatre, a professional, award-winning, equity theatre in Whitefield, NH, announce that due to COVID-19 the summer season will start Saturday,
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today revealed all seven productions for the 2021 subscription season. The shows announced include the West Coast premiere and season opener Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok; the world premiere musical Goddess by Saheem Ali; the world premiere musical Swept Away and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
'Empathy CONCERT & Perspectives!' An uplifting weekly, live, interactive video session with Elliott Masie, this week will feature: a Learning Leader from Comcast, an NYC Emergency Room Doctor, and Broadway stars Declan Bennett, Isabelle McCalla, and Telly Leung.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Selladoor Worldwide has announced that it will suspend its 2020 touring productions - shifting the majority of shows to start in 2021. Major productions including Footloose, We Will Rock You, Madagascar the Musical, 9 to 5 the Musical and Bring It On will be postponed as a result of Covid-19.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
On The Quays is celebrating coming out while staying in!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
The Pod De Deux Podcast team has released the first episode in their recently announced 'Women Of Broadway' summer series, featuring Mrs. Doubtfire choreographer, Lorin Latarro.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
This Friday, May 22 from 8pm USA/EST will be a one-night only event cabaret with award-winning multi-national artist Kurt Phelan (Dirty Dancing, Rent, American Idiot).
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2020
A Green Day medley performed during the UK Lockdown by cast members of American Idiot has been released to support the Barn Theatre and The Ben Kinsella Trust.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The Producers of JAGGED LITTLE PILL announced today that the Broadway musical has partnered with American Express to present a special livestream benefit event, You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and 'Jagged Little Pill'.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales presents Vidya Makan. Vidya Makan is a composer, singer, actor, and musician based in Melbourne, Australia, and most recently starred as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George. Vidya's other credits include: Lady Capulet in Romeo And Juliet, Green Day's American Idiot, Merrily We Roll Along and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
North Texas high school students, teachers, and their theater departments were celebrated in a virtual ceremony of the 9th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) on Thursday, May 14.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
The Producers of JAGGED LITTLE PILL announced today that the Broadway musical has partnered with American Express to present a special livestream benefit event, You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and 'Jagged Little Pill'.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
The DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA), which traditionally takes place live at the Music Hall at Fair Park, will be presented virtually on May 14, 2020 at 7 p.m.
by Susan Haubenstock - Jun 4, 2020
Peak summer wackiness resulted when Firehouse did 'American Idiot' and 5th Wall did 'The Toxic Avenger.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette debuted a video of her exclusive remix of 'Smiling' by DJ/producer, Bil Bless.
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Jun 30, 2020
The #OpenYourLobby movement is the latest in the Theater Community's history of protest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
Live from The Reservoir Room this week, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE will showcase our two Saturday Night performers Rai Thistlethwayte and Catherine Alcorn (on top of her hosting duties) who will also be joined by special guests Richard Wilkins, his son Christian Wilkins, Matt Lee, Mia Morrissey and Tom Campbell and other surprise guests to be confirmed.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020
Desert Stages Theatre announces new Master Classes in June for teen artists!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Kind will host this year's 29th Annual Summer Gala, A Starry Night, which will be streamed online on and other live stream platforms on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., with a red carpet preshow beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2020
Michael Mayer is an award-winning director whose work spans from theatre and opera to film and television. He is currently represented on Broadway by HEAD OVER HEELS, the new musical featuring hit songs of the Go-Go's.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2020
Barrington Stage Company is currently premiering BSC BASH: On With The Show!, a free virtual party and fundraiser.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Songs from the musical podcast BLEEDING LOVE are being released for free download. BLEEDING LOVE features book and story by Jason Schafer, suggested by Oscar Wilde's 'The Nightingale and the Rose, music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, lyrics by Harris Doran, directed and edited by Doran.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Broadway Sessions continues to celebrate Black Theatre Artists and raise funds for BLM centric organizations this week. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Barrington Stage Company has announced BSC BASH: On With The Show!, a free virtual party and fundraiser, which will be streamed on Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 pm.
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
MAX (Media Art Xploration), a nonprofit organization working with artists and scientists to create live arts that both interrogate and exploit the scientific innovations and technological changes of our time, introduces MAXvirtual: a home for MAX works created and curated specifically to be shared online.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present the June Panel Life on Hold, and What We Do in the Meantime on Thursday, June 25, 2020 via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, founding Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that Young Actors' Theatre Camp, one of the nation's premier theatre and drama camps held in California's Santa Cruz mountains, has gone entirely virtual.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
Need something new to read, listen to, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
David Alpert, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the launch of E-TICKET TO BROADWAY, a brand new podcast that features Broadway stars chatting about their love of the Disney Theme Parks.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
SUMMER STUCK is a virtual cabaret in which individuals will perform songs from or inspired by productions affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The cabaret will feature a number of talented individuals who have had contracts, productions, concerts, or other gigs cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2020
Happy 243rd birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. On this most special of days to be an American, we're giving you a crash course on the story of our nation, the only way we know how... through musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020
Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. From musicals about American history like Ragtime and Hamilton, to American anthems that come straight from the Broadway stage. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The Barn Theatre and Aaron Sidwell have released the official trailer for the second series of their Shakespeare in lockdown digital theatre series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Award winning musical theater writers Richard Allen and Taran Gray have announced they will be premiering four of their new original musicals virtually to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Broadway for Racial Justice (BFRJ).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
This fall, Grand Central Publishing will release Jagged Little Pill- an official behind-the-scenes look at the powerful new musical based on Alanis Morissette's cult classic album Jagged Little Pill. The book will arrive on September 29, 2020.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 29, 2020
We here at BroadwayWorld know that sometimes social-distancing can get you down. With the theatre industry at a standstill, many of us are craving some trademark musical theatre merriment to keep our spirits up while keeping ourselves and others safe.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Alex Boniello has released a new original song today entitled Pigeons!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL Returns By Popular Demand To Crazy Coqs with a sensational new West End cast.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
Just as BLEEDING LOVE takes place in a world where people are locked in because it's too dangerous to go outside, this podcast was recorded by actors in their apartments, in a world where it's too dangerous to go outside.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 22, 2020
Rebel against worry today with the punk rock opera, American Idiot! 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2020
Today's top stories: non-essential events in NYC are cancelled through June, Wynn Las Vegas prepares new guidelines for re-opening, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's videos, from stars including Laura Osnes, Josh Groban, Jessie Mueller, Ramin Karimloo, and more!
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2020
Stars John Gallagher Jr., Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stark Sands, and Michael Esper and the original Broadway company of American Idiot on Broadway reunite to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2020
Members of the UK touring company of Green Day's American Idiot came together to perform a parody of the Green Day song, 'Wake Me Up When September Ends.'