American Idiot Will Give Its Fans Opening-Night Access on Web
19 Apr 2010
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Photo by Phil Mucci
Don't have tickets to the April 20 opening night of American Idiot, the new Broadway musical by Green Day? The festivities will be online.
The producers of the Michael Mayer-directed rock musical drawing from the Green Day album of the same name announced that starting at 5 PM April 20, visitors to AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com will see exclusive coverage of the opening night.
Visitors can expect:
Exclusive videos and photos from the red carpet, opening night show and the after party.
Twitter updates from the cast and creative team.
Accounts by the two American Idiot fan contest winners, broadcasting their experiences live from the red carpet and after party.
American Idiot, which has a book by Mayer and Billie Joe Armstrong, and a score by Green Day, officially opens at the St. James on April 20 after previews from March 24.
Tony Award winner Mayer (Spring Awakening) took the solo-voice album (Armstrong is the front man) and reassigned songs to fit a new community of characters, including three young men from a small town who restlessly approach the world in different ways. Tony winner John Gallagher, Jr., plays Johnny, also known here as Jesus of Suburbia.
The score also borrows from punk group Green Day's latest album, "21st Century Breakdown," and uses songs that were cut from "American Idiot," the 2004 album that has sold 12 million copies.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.