Billie Joe Armstrong Gives Special Goodbye to Broadway and American Idiot (Video)

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong finished his week-long run as St. Jimmy in American Idiot, the musical based on the punk band's hit album, on Oct. 3, but not before penning a special goodbye, which he performed after his final bows.


Armstrong replaced original cast member Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy for the week of Sept. 28 when Vincent had to leave the show for family reasons. Armstrong's run helped the show gross over $1 million that week. Vincent's understudies, Joshua Kobek and Andrew Call, will alternate as St. Jimmy Oct. 5-10, until Vincent returns Oct. 12.

Audience-filmed footage of Armstrong performing his original song, "Goodnight New York," at the final curtain call, along with the cast's encore of Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," which is a traditional end to the show's bows, is available below. These are the new song's lyrics:

I left my blood like bullets over Broadway
The fire of the footlights at the St. James
With broken legs and roses over New York
These goodnight songs of long lost love and war
But I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive like suicide
So goodnight, goodnight, New York

—Thomas Peter

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