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    AMERICAN IDIOT
    February 09, 2011

    NEW CAST MEMBERS ANNOUNCED



    LEAD SINGER OF ROCK BAND AFI IN HIS BROADWAY DEBUT

    DAVEY HAVOK AS “ST. JIMMY”



    SINGER/ SONG WRITER

    JUSTIN GUARINI AS “WILL”



    ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST MEMBER

    VAN HUGHES AS “JOHNNY”



    ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST MEMBER

    LIBBY WINTERS AS “THE EXTRAORDINARY GIRL”



    TO BEGIN PERFORMANCES MARCH 1, 2011

    (New York, NY- February 10, 2011) The producers of the critically
    acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT announced today that Davey Havok (lead vocalist
    of the American rock band AFI) is set to join the cast for a limited
    two week engagement as “St. Jimmy” on March 1, 2011. In addition, Justin
    Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will play the role
    of “Will,” and current and original Broadway cast members Van Hughes and
    Libby Winters will take over the roles of “Johnny” and “The
    Extraordinary Girl,” respectively on March 1, 2011 at The St. James
    Theatre, 246 W 44th Street.

     

    "I couldn't be more excited that Davey is joining the American Idiot
    cast to play St. Jimmy. Not only is he a good friend of mine, but I feel
    that he also brings the perfect energy and air of menace to the part,”
    says composer/co-author and lead singer of Green Day Billie Joe
    Armstrong. “The audience is going to freak out.”

     

    “Justin blew us away in his audition and I am thrilled to have him join
    the company of American Idiot,” says director and co-book writer Michael
    Mayer. “And, of course, I’m proud and excited to have Van and Libby,
    original Broadway cast members who have poured their blood, sweat and
    tears into the show over the past year, move into these lead roles.”

     

    Original Broadway cast members John Gallagher Jr. (Johnny), Michael
    Esper (Will), Christina Sajous (The Extraordinary Girl) and, after a
    triumphant 50 performance engagement Green Day frontman and the
    musical’s composer and co-author, Billie Joe Armstrong (St. Jimmy) will
    play their final performances February 27, 2011 (Gallagher, Esper and
    Armstrong) and February 26, 2011 (Sajous).

     

    Called “the first great musical of the 21st century” by The Toronto
    Star, AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced
    to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest
    for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.

     

    Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, Billie
    Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre's most
    acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael
    Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and
    orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven
    Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.



    AMERICAN IDIOT currently stars Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr.
    (Spring Awakening), Tony Award Nominee Stark Sands (Journey’s End),
    Michael Esper (A Man For All Seasons), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing
    Strange), Christina Sajous (The Wild Party), and Jeanna de Waal (We Will
    Rock You – West End).  The cast also features Declan Bennett, Jennifer
    Bowles, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Van Hughes,
    Brian Charles Johnson, Jason Kappus, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero,
    Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Wallace Smith, Ben Thompson, Alysha
    Umphress, Aspen Vincent, Mikey Winslow and Libby Winters.

     

    The show features Tony Award winning scenic design by Christine Jones
    (Spring Awakening), costume design by Baryshnikov fellow Andrea Lauer
    (The Butcher of Baraboo), Tony Award winning lighting design by Kevin
    Adams (Hair), Sound design by Olivier and Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan
    (Cabaret), as well as video design by Darrel Maloney.  The Music
    Director is Carmel Dean and Lorin Latarro is the Associate
    Choreographer.

     

    Reprise Records released The Original Broadway Cast Recording of
    AMERICAN IDIOT on April 20, 2010, the same day as the show opened.  The
    official album features the original 24-member cast accompanied by Green
    Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the
    musical.  The Original Broadway Cast Recording of AMERICAN IDIOT is
    nominated for a 2011 GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Show Album.  The
    53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will air on February 13, 2011, 8pmET/PT on
    CBS.  

     

    Tickets range from $127.00 - $49.00 and can be purchased at The St.
    James Box Office or via telecharge.com (212-239-6200).  The performance
    schedule for AMERICAN IDIOT is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday 8pm, Thursday
    at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm and
    7:30pm.  www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com

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on February 09, 2011

NEW CAST MEMBERS ANNOUNCED



LEAD SINGER OF ROCK BAND AFI IN HIS BROADWAY DEBUT

DAVEY HAVOK AS “ST. JIMMY”



SINGER/ SONG WRITER

JUSTIN GUARINI AS “WILL”



ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST MEMBER

VAN HUGHES AS “JOHNNY”



ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST MEMBER

LIBBY WINTERS AS “THE EXTRAORDINARY GIRL”



TO BEGIN PERFORMANCES MARCH 1, 2011

(New York, NY- February 10, 2011) The producers of the critically
acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT announced today that Davey Havok (lead vocalist
of the American rock band AFI) is set to join the cast for a limited
two week engagement as “St. Jimmy” on March 1, 2011. In addition, Justin
Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will play the role
of “Will,” and current and original Broadway cast members Van Hughes and
Libby Winters will take over the roles of “Johnny” and “The
Extraordinary Girl,” respectively on March 1, 2011 at The St. James
Theatre, 246 W 44th Street.

 

"I couldn't be more excited that Davey is joining the American Idiot
cast to play St. Jimmy. Not only is he a good friend of mine, but I feel
that he also brings the perfect energy and air of menace to the part,”
says composer/co-author and lead singer of Green Day Billie Joe
Armstrong. “The audience is going to freak out.”

 

“Justin blew us away in his audition and I am thrilled to have him join
the company of American Idiot,” says director and co-book writer Michael
Mayer. “And, of course, I’m proud and excited to have Van and Libby,
original Broadway cast members who have poured their blood, sweat and
tears into the show over the past year, move into these lead roles.”

 

Original Broadway cast members John Gallagher Jr. (Johnny), Michael
Esper (Will), Christina Sajous (The Extraordinary Girl) and, after a
triumphant 50 performance engagement Green Day frontman and the
musical’s composer and co-author, Billie Joe Armstrong (St. Jimmy) will
play their final performances February 27, 2011 (Gallagher, Esper and
Armstrong) and February 26, 2011 (Sajous).

 

Called “the first great musical of the 21st century” by The Toronto
Star, AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced
to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest
for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.

 

Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, Billie
Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre's most
acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael
Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and
orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven
Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.



AMERICAN IDIOT currently stars Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr.
(Spring Awakening), Tony Award Nominee Stark Sands (Journey’s End),
Michael Esper (A Man For All Seasons), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing
Strange), Christina Sajous (The Wild Party), and Jeanna de Waal (We Will
Rock You – West End).  The cast also features Declan Bennett, Jennifer
Bowles, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Van Hughes,
Brian Charles Johnson, Jason Kappus, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero,
Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Wallace Smith, Ben Thompson, Alysha
Umphress, Aspen Vincent, Mikey Winslow and Libby Winters.

 

The show features Tony Award winning scenic design by Christine Jones
(Spring Awakening), costume design by Baryshnikov fellow Andrea Lauer
(The Butcher of Baraboo), Tony Award winning lighting design by Kevin
Adams (Hair), Sound design by Olivier and Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan
(Cabaret), as well as video design by Darrel Maloney.  The Music
Director is Carmel Dean and Lorin Latarro is the Associate
Choreographer.

 

Reprise Records released The Original Broadway Cast Recording of
AMERICAN IDIOT on April 20, 2010, the same day as the show opened.  The
official album features the original 24-member cast accompanied by Green
Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the
musical.  The Original Broadway Cast Recording of AMERICAN IDIOT is
nominated for a 2011 GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Show Album.  The
53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards will air on February 13, 2011, 8pmET/PT on
CBS.  

 

Tickets range from $127.00 - $49.00 and can be purchased at The St.
James Box Office or via telecharge.com (212-239-6200).  The performance
schedule for AMERICAN IDIOT is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday 8pm, Thursday
at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm and
7:30pm.  www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com