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American Idiot - 2015 - West End

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009, moving onto a critically acclaimed Broadway run in April 2010.

Its hit songs include "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown," and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."


Arts Theatre

6-7 Great Newport Street, Leicester Square, London


by Dan Marois - Sep 7, 2021
This world premiere is among the best of those presented by Ogunquit Playhouse with a charming, light-hearted story, an incredibly talented cast, costuming that you might still find in the clothes closet in the attic, and a string of 1980s tunes that will have you reminiscing about big hair, neon colors and shoulder pads.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2021
The first two songs have been released from the forthcoming cast recording of Diana The Musical, out on September 24. The cast recording can be preordered now! Ahead of the album's official release, the songs 'The Main Event' and 'The World Fell in Love' are available now.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
Helen Hayes Award-winning performer Mason Alexander Park (they/them/theirs) returns to Olney Theatre Center in November to play the title role in Olney's production of the internationally acclaimed rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
Trade one quaint New England seacoast village for another this fall with the world premiere of Mystic Pizza: A New Musical at Ogunquit Playhouse. Through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse's 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion is hosting the new musical based on the beloved 1988 romantic comedy that launched the career of Julia Roberts. 
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 18, 2021
Autumn is here and we're falling into the season Broadway-style. Below, BroadwayWorld has put together a playlist of our very favorite showtunes about autumn, the changing weather, coming holidays and more!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021
Thousand Faced Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Scott Oliver and Very Intense Productions presents Her Sound, Vol. 2 by Ethan Carlson.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
In  BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical, the electrifying rock songs of Mr Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
Trade one quaint New England seacoast village for another this fall with the world premiere of Mystic Pizza: A New Musical at Ogunquit Playhouse. Through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse's 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion is hosting the new musical based on the beloved 1988 romantic comedy that launched the career of Julia Roberts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
Moms: The Musical is a fast and furious ride through the uproarious and heartfelt journey of becoming a new mom. It follows two first-time mothers who, from an unlikely friendship, discover how strong they are as they take on their role as mothers while unapologetically preserving who they are as individual women.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced extensions for the first four productions of the theatre's 2021 season: Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin, Chester Bailey, Eleanor and Boca.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2021
Kevin Ray Johnson's coming-of-age drama which recently premiered at Rise Above Performing Arts Summer Professional Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, will be heading 5,000 miles west this August to make its Alaska premiere at The Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
Today, three-time Tony nominee and GRAMMY-nominee Joshua Henry announced his debut album ‘Grow’ via BMG. This album is a kaleidoscopic spectrum of sounds that showcases Joshua’s powerhouse vocals and versatile talents.
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 22, 2021
El próximo 29 de junio la actriz española, que hará de Cenicienta en la VolksOperWien, controlará durante 24 horas la cuenta de Broadwayworld Spain en Instagram
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
Following a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House in 2020, this new Australian production will premiere in Brisbane at QPAC's Playhouse Theatre in November and make a triumphant return to the Studio at Sydney Opera House from December.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021
Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer today announced her first set of commissions. This dynamic group of artists’ previous works encompass a wide range of genres, forms, and subject matter. The commissioned artists will be supported from inception to world premiere productions at Berkeley Rep over the next few seasons.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
Berkeley Rep’s leadership announced today that after being closed for a year and a half, the Tony Award-winning theatre will reopen for live performances on Friday, October 1. The 2021-22 subscription season kicks off with a Berkeley Rep commission, Christina Anderson’s the ripple, the wave that carried me home, directed by Miranda Haymon. 
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2021
There are young people in the cabaret rooms of New York City because of the young talent and ever-changing material to be found in those rooms. The future of cabaret looks bright, indeed.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021
New season subscriptions for the 2021 five-show season are still currently available through July 23, with single tickets becoming available July 12. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 5, 2021
Happy almost-Fourth of July! On this very special day that we celebrate our nation's independence, we can't help thinking about some of our favorite songs celebrating America... as featured in Broadway musicals! Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by Team BWW - Jul 4, 2021
Happy 245th 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, stagnation and progress. 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 Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021
Struggling artists Ashley and Evan are thrilled to have finally landed their big break when they are hired to pen producing mogul Frank Ryger’s new 200 million-dollar Broadway mega musical “The Sound of Love.” But during the development of their spectacle driven blockbuster they are forced to question whether they’re willing to put survival above integrity and just how much they’re willing to sacrifice in order to achieve their dreams.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present 54 Sings Olivia Rodrigo on September 4th and 11th at 9:45pm. Join Krystina Alabado, Jelani Remy, Danielle Wade, and more Broadway stars to celebrate the music of new pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
MTI's London office oversees the UK and European markets on behalf of its global organisation, typically licensing over 5,000 productions a year across its catalogue of more than 400 titles, to schools, amateur societies, and professionals, reaching audiences of more than 6 million annually.
by Nicole Ackman - Jul 25, 2021
Krystina Alabado is playing Woman 1 in North Carolina Theatre’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. This sung-through show by Jason Robert Brown explores themes of new beginnings and evolutions. Alabado was last seen onstage in Broadway’s MEAN GIRLS, playing Gretchen Wieners.
by Peter Nason - Jul 24, 2021
It's a cabaret, with songs both bouncy and torchy, but it’s more than that.  It’s like a quirky collage, a found object performance piece. And there's nothing else quite like it.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Learn more about the production, both live and on Netflix, and find out the full track list for the upcoming cast recording here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker is the story of a turn of the 20th century immigrant girl and how she became the Last of The Red Hot Mamas. The show chronicles her early years as a singing waitress at her family's restaurant in Hartford, and spotlights how a first-generation full-figured Jewish girl partnered with Black performers Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Molly Elkins to revolutionize American entertainment, onstage and off.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 2, 2021
BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of sitting down with the two stars via email and chatting about Howie and Kourtney, their personal trajectories to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and so much more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Lincoln Center Theater will inaugurate its concert/cabaret series as part of Restart Stages this week when it presents Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in his new concert Out with the Old, In with the New beginning this Wednesday, July 21 through Friday, July 23 at 8pm at the Restart Stage at Damrosch Park.   
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
Tickets are on sale for most shows now. Learn more about the full lineup and how to attend here!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 10, 2021
Musicals of the last decade have taken the world by storm- tackling heavy issues, retelling classic stories, and creating genre-defying art that has shaped a whole new kind of Broadway audience. Study up on the great musicals of the 2010s with a playlist of 200 showtunes of the era.
by Tara Olivero - Jul 1, 2021
LES MISERABLES STUDENT EDITION coming soon to Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre, featuring 65 students from across 23 area schools.
by Student Blogger: Meredith Muirhead - Jul 1, 2021
Ah, yes. The jukebox musical. When most “theatre people” hear that term, the following reaction is normally one of some scorn or even disgust. It’s too often that jukebox musicals aren’t thought of as “real” theatre or “quality” theatre because the music isn’t original, and in some cases, the story is meant to fit the music as opposed to vice versa. However, after over a year without live theatre, it has become highly obvious that all works of theatre are worth equal appreciation, regardless of story, music, or any aspect. So as live theatre makes its return in a newer world, with more opportunities for new works, let’s not forget the jukebox musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021
Legendary composer/arranger Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Jagged Little Pill) has teamed up with TodayTix at Tavern to celebrate the release of his debut studio album, Reflect. The 2-time Tony Award winner will sit down at the piano while special guests perform songs from the album, along with iconic numbers from some of Tom’s most well-known musicals.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021
In  BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical, the electrifying rock songs of Jim Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
Award-winning actor and musician Johnny Gallagher (better known as John Gallagher Jr.) has announced the release of his sophomore album 8th and Jane, due out Oct. 15, and has shared the record's lead single 'Lost Love.'
by - Aug 29, 2021
Trade one quaint New England seacoast village for another this fall with the world premiere of Mystic Pizza: A New Musical at Ogunquit Playhouse. From September 1 through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse’s 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion will host the new musical based on the beloved 1988 romantic comedy that launched the career of Julia Roberts. Mystic Pizza is produced in association with Lively McCabe Entertainment.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021
Opening on September 8 at The REV Theatre Company is a special musical tribute – Almost Heaven, the Songs of John Denver. The show runs through September 29 at the historic Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
Learn more about the full season, and how to purchase tickets, here!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 25, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with Joshua Henry, who will bring Broadway to the Hamptons tomorrow, August 26, with Broadway Out East.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021
From September 1 through October 2, 2021, Ogunquit Playhouse’s 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion will showcase the new musical based on the beloved 1988 MGM romantic comedy with original story and characters by Amy Holden Jones. Mystic Pizza is produced in association with Lively McCabe Entertainment.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2021
Mid-World Players opens back up at The Found Theatre in Long Beach, California, with their production of Green Day's American Idiot. After a year and a half of only performing virtual shows over the pandemic,
by Steve Wilson - Aug 22, 2021
I saw an AMERICAN IDIOT in Kansas City, and I LIKED it. Produced by Padgett Productions, AMERICAN IDIOT explodes onto the stage at The Black Box in Kansas City, Missouri. With only a short run of four days, it begins to give hope to the theater-starved residents that maybe live theater is beginning to return to the metro area. The invigorating and at times moving punk rock musical opened on August 19 and runs through August 22.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021
On Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, Queens Theatre's New American Voices and Theatre for All, in collaboration with Lincoln Center's RESTART STAGES, present An Evening of Short Plays, featuring three works by artists from the Disability community.
by - Aug 19, 2021
The Argyle's re-opening season kicks off after Cabaret with Elf The Musical this Holiday Season (November 11, 2021 - January 2, 2022). January 2022 brings the World Premiere of the new Joe Iconis & Rob Rokicki musical Punk Rock Girl! (January 20, 2022 - February 27, 2022). The hit musical Mamma Mia runs this spring (March 17, 2022 - May 1, 2022), followed by rock & roll musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (May 19, 2022 - June 26, 2022). Footloose runs through the summer of 2022 (July 14, 2022 - August 28, 2022). The season closes out with the film & broadway classic An American in Paris (September 15, 2022 - October 23, 2022).
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021
Legendary composer/arranger Tom Kitt joined the TodayTix at Tavern series to celebrate the release of his debut studio album, Reflect.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2021
The Grammy Award and two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, based on the multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2021
Stray And The Soundtrack, the new music collaboration between Shawn W. Smith and Michael Herlihy, will celebrate the release of their debut self-titled album with a CD release concert on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at The Federal NoHo, 5303 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood, CA.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 11, 2021
Read all about the late, great Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical “Tick, Tick… Boom!” and how it's getting the movie musical treatment, helmed by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021
The passionate characters in Pathway to the Ballot Box are inspired by the challenges, triumphs, fears, and accomplishments of eight women who lived in New Paltz, NY over three centuries, leading to the first vote cast by a woman in New Paltz. The experience will run weekends August 21st through September 5th, 2021.