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on April 20, 2010

The idea of a punk rock musical may strike some folks as patently absurd. How can you take one art form -- gritty, rebellious, brutally minimalist -- and marry it to another -- polished, family-friendly, harmonically complex -- without crippling them both? Some fans, in other words, are simply never going to warm to the idea of a Green Day musical, no matter how good it is.

But they're missing out. American Idiot, which opened Tuesday night at Broadway's St. James Theatre after a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is about as rock'n'roll as musicals get.

[Full review at SPIN]

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on April 20, 2010
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on April 20, 2010

Green Day's 'American Idiot' Musical Is 'Daring And Loud,' Cast Says
'I am just continually astonished by their artistry and the power and the beauty of these songs,' director Michael Mayer says.

Green Day's "American Idiot" musical made its official Broadway premiere at New York's St. James Theatre on Tuesday night. If the band being moved to tears by the production isn't motivation enough to make the trip to NYC to see the show, well, we figured we'd let the cast and crew tell you why you should check it out.

"As big a fan as someone is of Green Day, they might not even know how

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on April 19, 2010

Don't have tickets to the April 20 opening night of American Idiot, the new Broadway musical by Green Day? The festivities will be online.

The producers of the Michael Mayer-directed rock musical drawing from the Green Day album of the same name announced that starting at 5 PM April 20, visitors to will see exclusive coverage of the opening night.

Visitors can expect:

  • Exclusive videos and photos from the red carpet, opening night show and the after party.
  • Twitter updates from the cast and creative team

Starts today at 5pm at

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on April 19, 2010

(CNN) - The band Green Day has come a long way since their big break in 1994 with an album called, "Dookie."

September 11th changed their approach to music and they released back-to-back albums that defied their simple roots, with more rock opera than punk rock.

Now, those two records, "American Idiot" and "21st Century Breakdown," have become a Broadway musical. The show is also called "American Idiot" and it opens tonight after a month of previews.

Our John Roberts had a chance to talk with the band, the cast, and the director about how it all came together.

[Full interview at CNN]