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MTV

on April 19, 2010

Green Day aren't exactly the kind of guys you'd expect to shed tears over anything, but the first time they watched rehearsals for the Broadway musical version of "American Idiot" — opening Tuesday (April 20) at New York's St. James Theatre — they did just that.

"I was watching the actors, and I catch the eye of one of the singers, and he just gives me a little [thumbs-up] sign, and so that gave me the courage to look over at the band," "Idiot" director Michael Mayer told MTV News. "And there were tears in their eyes.

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ROLLING STONE

on April 19, 2010

Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes video from Rolling Stone's recent photo shoot with the American Idiot cast before their big Broadway debut. Look for the spread in the April 29th issue.

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TIMES SQUARE

on April 18, 2010

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VH1 NEWS SEGMENT

on April 18, 2010

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USA TODAY

on April 18, 2010

NEW YORK — With their punk-informed hairdos and garb, the members of Green Day look slightly out of place in Sardi's, a landmark theater-district restaurant frequented by stage folks and matinee crowds.

But Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt are Broadway babies themselves these days. The new musical American Idiot, an adaptation of the rock band's multiplatinum 2004 album, opens Tuesday at the St. James Theatre. And the guys are clearly, in Armstrong's words, "stoked" as they chat with director Michael Mayer.

It was Mayer who approached frontman Armstrong about bringing

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