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    April 20, 2010
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  • Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump wound up under the same roof on opening night - without incident. Also: Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Rudd, Tony Kushner and Mark Harris, Edie Falco, T. R. Knight, Michael Urie, Jerry Dixon and Mario Cantone, Zachary Quinto, Camryn Manheim, Tamara Tunie, John Cameron Mitchell, Steven Pasquale, Steve Van Zandt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ana Gasteyer, Marian Seldes and Elizabeth Gilles.

    Meet the first-nighters at the opening of Broadway's American Idiot, the new Green Day musical.

    'Tis the season for another Spring Awakening from director Michael Mayer, so -

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    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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    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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