By Kenneth Jones
30 Nov 2010
|Photo by Krissie Fullerton|
Armstrong made his Broadway debut in a one-week engagement Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2010, and played to sold-out houses at the St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street, grossing $1,092,334 for the week. The week before that (Sept. 20-26), the gross was $480,566 and 52.6 percent of capacity. The show's weekly average gross has been $740,000 since opening on April 20.
The Armstrong 2011 performance schedule will be Jan. 1-9, Jan. 18-30 and Feb. 10-27.
Original Broadway cast member Tony Vincent will complete his run as St. Jimmy on Dec. 30.
The Green Day songs have lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong. Musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations are by Tom Kitt. Choreography is by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett. Christine Jones and Kevin Adams won Tony Awards for scenic design and lighting design, respectively.
The cast currently includes Tony Award winner Gallagher (Spring Awakening), Tony Award nominee Sands (Journey's End), Esper (A Man For All Seasons), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange), Christina Sajous (The Wild Party), Mary Faber (Avenue Q) and Tony Vincent (Jesus Christ Superstar). The cast also features Declan Bennett, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Sydney Harcourt, Van Hughes, Brian Charles Johnson, Joshua Kobak, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Corbin Reid, Wallace Smith, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Aspen Vincent and Libby Winters.
The show also features costume design by Andrea Lauer, sound design by Olivier and Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan, as well as video design by Darrel Maloney. The music director is Carmel Dean. Lorin Latarro is the associate choreographer.
The performance schedule for American Idiot is Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM and 7:30 PM. A performance has been added at 2 PM on Wednesday Jan. 5. There will be no performance at 7:30 PM on Sunday Jan. 9.
Tickets range from $127-$49 and can be purchased at The St. James Box Office or via telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200. Visit www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com.