March 14, 2014
March 13, 2014
Green Day took Broadway by storm with their hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT, which is more-or-less a stage adaption of their record-breaking album by the same title and also features select music from 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day b-sides, and the song "When It's Time." The musical tells the story of three disillusioned young American men who look for meaning in modern American life. With only a week until the show hits Houston stages, I chatted with Cason Higgins, who plays the adventurous drug dealer St. Jimmy, about the rock musical.
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March 12, 2014
Playwright Rolin Jones and director Jackson Gay would agree with most theater professionals that Shakespeare reigns as boss among dramatists of all time. And though the Bard, like the Colosseum and The Louvre museum, is tops, neither Jones nor Gay feel that he deserves a free pass on the stickier issues in some of his plays. Their latest collaboration, “These Paper Bullets!,” is the result of their desire to fix the flaws in “Much Ado About Nothing.”
“These Paper Bullets!,” which makes its world premiere Friday through April 5 at Yale Repertory’s University Theatre, is baldly dubbed a “a
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March 10, 2014
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Hey SoCal Idiots, tickets for the Los Angeles return of American Idiot are now on sale! The tour will play the Hollywood Pantages Theatre May 13 – 18 for eight shows only. Get your tickets now at http://hollywoodpantages.com/american-idiot.
And, Idiot Nation members, log onto www.gdidiotnation.com for your exclusive chance to win a pair of tickets to opening night and a post-show meet and greet with the cast!
March 03, 2014
"This show is like therapy. You can feel confused and angry when you walk in, but you leave with a better idea of how much you've got to live for."
Olivia Puckett is talking about American Idiot, the punk rock musical from Green Day that startled Broadway in 2014. It was described as a "Punk Temper Tantrum" by the New York Times. Other folks called it a Broadway firebomb.
"It was definitely a revolution," Puckett says. "It took musical theatre in a whole new direction, just like Hair did back in the 1960s. It's a punk rock, high intensity, high energy show. What can I say?"
Puckett stars as