Billie Joe Armstrong Leads 'American Idiot' To Record Box-Office Numbers
Green Day frontman's weeklong stint resulted in Broadway musical's highest ticket sales to date.
He already wowed the critics, or us anyway, and now Billie Joe Armstrong has wowed Broadway pundits, too — they used the word "boffo," which is always a good sign — as his weeklong stint as St. Jimmy in the "American Idiot" musical led to record receipts for the six-month-old production.
According to Variety, "Idiot" raked in nearly $1.1 million in ticket sales last week — up $600,000 from the previous week — a new
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Billie Joe posted on Twitter: HERE.
Broadway was such a great experience. Best Cast ever! Hopefully I'll do StJ again. If you haven't seen it, fucking see it! Its great! Xo bJ
Billie Joe performed a special version of "Time of your Life" at his last performance on Broadway last night. Listen to it: HERE.
Is Billie Joe Armstrong in 'American Idiot' a Broadway star in the making?
Pop & Hiss had a case of New York-envy this week, when Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, a California boy, no less, had a brief stay on Broadway. Armstrong, filling in for star Tony Vincent, took over this week the role of drug-pushing evil-doer St. Jimmy in "American Idiot," the theatrical production inspired by the 2004 Green Day album of the same name. Times staffer Pamela Wilson, however, made the cross-country trip, and filed this guest post for Pop & Hiss on her reactions to Armstrong's jump to Broadway.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Rocks Broadway In 'American Idiot'
Frontman thrills theatergoers while filling in as St. Jimmy.
If this whole rock-and-roll frontman thing doesn't pan out, Billie Joe Armstrong could have a pretty decent career on Broadway. That much was clear on Wednesday night (September 29), when he took the stage as St. Jimmy in "American Idiot," the big-budget play based on the smash album he and his Green Day mates released back in 2005.
Armstrong, who is filling in for actor Tony Vincent (away on a "family matter") all week, leapt into the role of
Aarrrrrrrgh.. St Jimmy's got a hang over.. buy Jason White's song on itunes called"hang over". Its fucking perfect.
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Ticket holders for Green Day's musical American Idiot Tuesday night in New York City didn't just get a Broadway play -- they got a Green Day concert!
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong made his acting debut at the show, playing the role of St. Jimmy in the Tony Award-winning adaptation of the punk band's namesake 2004 album. Watch video of his performance below!
Tuesday's show was the first in an eight-night run for Armstrong, who is filling in for actor Tony Vincent, who is on a leave of absence due to a personal family matter. In the role of the drug-dealing St.