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Green Day's "American Idiot" musical doesn't officially open on Broadway until April 20, but Green Day are celebrating every day in April — and they want you to join in the fun.
The band has partnered with MTV to give 300 lucky fans the chance to attend a performance of "Idiot" during opening week. Beginning Tuesday (April 6) and running through Sunday, fanatics can go to AmericanIdiot.MTV.com to win tickets to a special April 22 performance at New York's St. James Theatre.
"We are really excited to partner with MTV to introduce 'American Idiot' to our fans," said Green Day's Billie
Push: MTV's week-long salute to Green Day's new musical "American Idiot." Check it out: HERE.
Green Day may have already won Grammys for its album American Idiot, but the band might have to prepare some new acceptance speeches if "American Idiot: The Musical" takes Broadway by storm -- fingers crossed! -- and the Tony awards come calling. We can't think of a better way to commemorate the meeting of peroxide punks and Park Ave. Playbill holders by making Green Day our P.U.S.H. (Play Until Someone Hears) artist of the week.
Directed by Michael Mayer and starring John Gallagher, Jr.,
When Green Day: Rock Band launches June 8, it’ll have Green Day albums American Idiot and Dookie, in their entirety, on the disc.
The news comes from European retailer Play who confirmed tracks from the “classic” Dookie Green Day to newer, more political American Idiot offerings.
What’s more, the listing says Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool all lent their digital likenesses to the game and provided full motion capture to bottle the band’s sometime zany on-stage antics appropriately.
And probably best of all, the game’s songs will be fully exportable to
Sipping soda with the bratty, poppy punkers as they prepare for their Broadway debut. It’s like “Tommy falling down the stairs and running into Hedwig!”
It’s been sixteen years since Green Day emerged from Oakland, California, with catchy top-40 punk songs about girlfriends, masturbation, and stoner slackerdom. But though the three still-boyish men are still dressed in Chucks, leather jackets, and skinny jeans and still sport tinted hair, they have matured a bit, drummer Tre Cool says to me while plopped on a couch at 119 Bar, on East 15th Street.
On April 20, Broadway is officially plugging in and rocking out with the opening of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, and we want YOU to be there with us.
We're looking for a pair of diehard superfans to represent the Idiots of America on Opening Night. Share your all-access experience by keeping fans across the country and around the world up to speed with live tweets, pix and flip cam videos, as you capture everything from the red carpet to the after party.
Enter here: Facebook.com/AmericanIdiotBroadway
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.
American Idiot began previews at the St. James Theatre March 24, and it looks like fans of the show (and of the Green Day album that spawned it) are already beginning to show devotion to rival that of other musicals with rock-themed scores aimed at young audiences, from Rent to Spring Awakening and Next to Normal.
Rent fans frequently wrote messages declaring their love of the show on the wall of the Nederlander Theatre. Now, American Idiot audience members can gush, weep and enthuse over the show by writing on the entrance wall to the St. James.
[Read the full article at Playbill]
SIRIUS|XM Radio is giving you a chance to be part of the audience for the opening night of the groundbreaking musical, American Idiot at the St. James Theater, 246 W. 44th Street, on Broadway in New York City!
American Idiot tells the exhilarating story of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score.
Hey Drama Club Members, take those safety pins out of your face and stay awhile! This week, Logo Drama Club got totally punk and bumrushed the final sound check for the new Broadway musical, American Idiot. After my cameraman and I downed some brewskies, rushed the stage, and were kindly escorted out of the St. James Theater by two security guards and a gentleman with a taser, we managed to snag some interviews with some folks involved with this show based on Green Day songs.
[Watch the video here]