Closing Speeches at American Idiot's Final Performance (Video)

PlayBlog   Closing Speeches at American Idiot's Final Performance (Video)
American Idiot played its final performance at Broadway's St. James Theatre April 24 after 421 performances and 27 previews. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong was back again in the role of St. Jimmy to wrap up the production.

After Armstrong and the rest of the cast took their final bows, congratulatory speeches from director Michael Mayer and producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman followed. Then, Billie Joe Armstrong along with his Green Day bandmates – bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool, with guitarist Jason White and keyboard player Jason Freese—played an hour-long surprise concert for the audience, with cast members dancing on stage, celebrating and even crowd surfing.

Additional cities were announced for the national tour of American Idiot, which led to a roaring applause from the closing-night crowd. In addition to the national tour, American Idiot will play England, Europe, Japan and Australia. To check out their entire schedule, click here.

Clips from closing night can be found here. To check out the speeches, look below:

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