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MTV

on October 05, 2010

Billie Joe Armstrong Leads 'American Idiot' To Record Box-Office Numbers

Green Day frontman's weeklong stint resulted in Broadway musical's highest ticket sales to date.

He already wowed the critics, or us anyway, and now Billie Joe Armstrong has wowed Broadway pundits, too — they used the word "boffo," which is always a good sign — as his weeklong stint as St. Jimmy in the "American Idiot" musical led to record receipts for the six-month-old production.

According to Variety, "Idiot" raked in nearly $1.1 million in ticket sales last week — up $600,000 from the previous week — a new

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NEW INTERVIEW WITH MIKE DIRNT

on October 04, 2010

Listen to a recent interview with Mike Dirnt at W Radio: HERE.

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TWITTER

on October 04, 2010

Billie Joe posted on Twitter: HERE.

Broadway was such a great experience. Best Cast ever! Hopefully I'll do StJ again. If you haven't seen it, fucking see it! Its great! Xo bJ

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GOODNIGHT NEW YORK

on October 03, 2010

Billie Joe performed a special version of "Time of your Life" at his last performance on Broadway last night. Listen to it: HERE.

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LA TIMES

on October 01, 2010

Is Billie Joe Armstrong in 'American Idiot' a Broadway star in the making?
Pop & Hiss had a case of New York-envy this week, when Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, a California boy, no less, had a brief stay on Broadway. Armstrong, filling in for star Tony Vincent, took over this week the role of drug-pushing evil-doer St. Jimmy in "American Idiot," the theatrical production inspired by the 2004 Green Day album of the same name. Times staffer Pamela Wilson, however, made the cross-country trip, and filed this guest post for Pop & Hiss on her reactions to Armstrong's jump to Broadway.

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