THE SCREENING ROOM: Looking Back at Green Day's American Idiot (Video)
17 Feb 2013
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who appeared in the Broadway rock musical American Idiot, which is based on the Grammy Award-winning Green Day album of the same name, celebrates his birthday Feb. 17. In celebration of the artist, Playbill.com looks back at American Idiot.
American Idiot opened on Broadway April 20, 2010. The musical won 2010 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams) and Best Scenic Design (Christine Jones) and was nominated for Best Musical. For more on the production, visit the Playbill Vault.
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.