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AMERICAN IDIOT FANS SHOW THEIR LOVE

on April 02, 2010

American Idiot began previews at the St. James Theatre March 24, and it looks like fans of the show (and of the Green Day album that spawned it) are already beginning to show devotion to rival that of other musicals with rock-themed scores aimed at young audiences, from Rent to Spring Awakening and Next to Normal.

Rent fans frequently wrote messages declaring their love of the show on the wall of the Nederlander Theatre. Now, American Idiot audience members can gush, weep and enthuse over the show by writing on the entrance wall to the St. James.
[Read the full article at Playbill]

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LOGO DRAMA CLUB - EPISODE 7

on April 02, 2010

Gay music and video from NewNowNext.com

Hey Drama Club Members, take those safety pins out of your face and stay awhile! This week, Logo Drama Club got totally punk and bumrushed the final sound check for the new Broadway musical, American Idiot. After my cameraman and I downed some brewskies, rushed the stage, and were kindly escorted out of the St. James Theater by two security guards and a gentleman with a taser, we managed to snag some interviews with some folks involved with this show based on Green Day songs.
[Watch the video here]

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BILLBOARD

on April 02, 2010

As Green Day gears up to bring its "American Idiot" opus to Broadway, the band releases this video for "21st Century Breakdown" track "Last American Girls," which features a pair of feisty blonde twins acting up for the cameras.
[Full article at Billboard]

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

on April 02, 2010

Rebecca Naomi Jones is clocking many hours on Broadway in her underwear. In “American Idiot,” the new rock musical inspired by the multi-platinum Green Day album of the same name, a skimpy costume is one of Jones’s onstage challenges—reinterpreting songs from the all-male punk-pop band is another.

The 29-year-old native of New York City, last on Broadway with the 2008 musical “Passing Strange,” is back with the intense 90-minute rock opera now in previews at the St. James Theatre.

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