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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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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

on April 02, 2010

    

The New York Daily News recently talked to Green Day fans about the opening of American Idiot on Broadway. Click the above images to read the article.

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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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