PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With American Idiot's Extraordinary Girl, Libby Winters

By Matthew Blank
April 19, 2011

Ever wonder about the routine of a Broadway actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Libby Winters, an original cast member of American Idiot currently playing the high-flying Extraordinary Girl, offers readers an exclusive look behind the scenes at a recent day at the theatre.

Armed with a digital camera, Winters snapped everything from her morning routines to mandatory "flight call" to various backstage hijinks.

Here is a two-show day at American Idiot with Libby Winters:

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Winters makes her Broadway debut in American Idiot. She played Sophie in the Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia! and has performed at Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Joe's Pub and the Viper Room.


Following 421 performances on Broadway and 27 previews, American Idiot plays its final show is April 24 at 7:30 PM. The first national tour launches in the fall.

Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera album, "American Idiot," the 90-minute show about three suburban pals who take divergent paths in post-9/11 America, is a collaboration of Green Day and the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (who co-wrote the book), Tony Award-winning orchestrator Tom Kitt and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett.

Tickets range from $127-$49 and can be purchased at The St. James Box Office or via at (212) 239-6200. Visit