Billie Joe Armstrong Pushes Idiot B.O. Beyond $1 Million, More Than Double Previous Week
04 Oct 2010
The frontman of Green Day brought the green to the box office of American Idiot the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 3. Producers announced that the show grossed $1,092,334 for the week that Billie Joe Armstrong stepped into the role of St. Jimmy.
The week before that (Sept. 20-26) the gross was a mere $480,566 and 52.6 percent of capacity. The show's weekly average gross has been $740,000 since opening on April 20 at the St. James Theatre.
This marked the Broadway debut of the musical's composer/co-author. He's now on tour with his band. No future appearances on Broadway have been announced.
Original Broadway cast member and current "St. Jimmy," Tony Vincent, will resume performances on Oct. 12. His understudies, Joshua Kobak and Andrew Call, will cover the role Oct. 5–10.
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.