First impressions?: Taking the Bard's romantic comedy and setting it in London in the '60s and centering on a wildly popular rock band (think Beatles) may sound like an audacious idea and, well, it is. But it somehow, improbably, delightfully works in what is the most playful, exuberant show of the season.
March 24, 2014
New Video! “Baby Blue,” written by Billie Joe Armstrong for the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!Posted byMarch 21, 2014
New Video! “Baby Blue,” written by Billie Joe Armstrong for the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, directed by Jackson Gay. At Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, now through April 5 only! Tickets and more info here —> http://bit.ly/1alYP6p
March 21, 2014
March 20, 2014
Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong will lead the talent lineup at the upcoming pediatric cancer benefit ‘Acoustic 4 a Cure‘ in San Francisco. The event will take place Thursday, May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, with the proceeds from the show going to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Both Bay Area musicians will be joined by a stellar music lineup. Sammy Hagar, Train‘s Pat Monahan, guitar great Joe Satriani, Heart‘s Nancy Wilson and Scott Mathews are also on the bill for the acoustic benefit.
Hetfield has been working with Metallica on a new
March 17, 2014
BEST ALTER EGO: Foxboro Hot Tubs
"We're Foxboro Hot Tubs from Austin, Texas!" Billie Joe Armstrong lied to a packed indoor theater at Stubb's BBQ on Saturday. The Hot Tubs — a long-running Green Day side project — rocked with pure abandon, as if Armstrong had become a new man when freed of his trio's brand name. They ripped up a mix of Foxboro originals, covers, and Green Day tunes (though no famous Green Day tunes), in front of a delirious fist-pumping crowd.
March 14, 2014
“Let me get this straight,” Billie Joe Armstrong said to the playwright and screenwriter Rolin Jones over drinks last year. “You’re going to rewrite Shakespeare, and I’m going to rewrite the Beatles?”
The improbable show Mr. Jones was pitching to Mr. Armstrong, the Green Day frontman, opens next week at Yale Repertory Theater with the title “These Paper Bullets!” and the helpful subtitle, “A Modish Rip-Off of William Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ ” Mr.
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.
BWW: How did you first get involved in theatre?
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
Check out Billie Joe + Norah Jones new video for “Kentucky” by @farmleague
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