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NEW YORK TIMES

on April 01, 2010

AS they assessed the pre-Broadway tryout of the new musical “American Idiot” in California last fall, the director, Michael Mayer, and his creative team kept coming back to the same question: Should they add more dialogue to flesh out the tormented journeys of the three main characters or continue to rely on the songs — by the band Green Day — to do the storytelling?

At 95 minutes, perhaps the musical could be clarified by giving more lines to the best friends at its core: Johnny, whose pursuit of big city life is hobbled by drug addiction; Tunny, whose intoxication with patriotism

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ROLLING STONE

on April 01, 2010

 

Lollapalooza organizers have added another letter to their Wheel of Fortune-style lineup puzzle: R. The new clue has helped reveal a new host of potential acts, including Green Day, Arcade Fire, Social Distortion, Grizzly Bear and Wolfmother. As Rolling Stone reported yesterday, the Chicago fest, taking place at Grant Park August 6-8th, officially announces its lineup on April 6th, but until then its organizers are toying with fans by revealing the roster one letter at a time.

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MTV REVIEWS NEW VIDEO

on April 01, 2010

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'LAST OF THE AMERICAN GIRLS' PREMIERE AT MTV

on March 31, 2010

Green Day - New Music - More Music Videos

If you are not in the US, click to view the video: greenday.mtv.com

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MAYER AND ARMSTRONG ONE ON ONE

on March 31, 2010

 

At Playbill's invitation, Mayer, who won his Best Direction Tony for Spring Awakening, sat down with collaborator Armstrong (they share book credit on the musical American Idiot) to talk about the 2004 source album and its rebirth as a Broadway rock musical.

Will Armstrong write another musical? Read on — and listen, too. We've got exclusive audio outtakes and extras.

MICHAEL MAYER: Why did you make the record "American Idiot"?
BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG: I think it was maybe a combination of some kind of artistic statement and also [a reflection of] what was happening at that time.

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