Armstrong, who composed and co-authored the work, is the lead singer of the multiple Grammy Award-winning band whose 2004 album of the same name serves as the basis for the musical.
It was announced on Sept. 26 that Armstrong would perform the week-long stint in the show before the band embarks on a South American concert tour. Original St. Jimmy, Tony Vincent, will return to the role Oct. 12.
Here is a look at Armstrong's first night in American Idiot:
Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. ( Spring Awakening) stars alongside Tony Award nominee Stark Sands ( Journey's End), Michael Esper, 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 playing schedule for American Idiot is Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday 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. Tickets range from $127-$49 and can be purchased at The St. James Box Office or via telecharge.com (212) 239-6200. Visit www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com.