June 13, 2010
The Tony Awards is not the event where you expect to see punk rockers center stage -- but then again, 'American Idiot' is not your typical Broadway musical. Green Day rocked the stage at the Tony's 64th awards show last night (June 13), performing with the cast of their acclaimed 'American Idiot' musical, which was nominated for three awards. Billie Joe and co. kicked off the event with a loud, raucous performance that ensured that no matter what, their performance would be the one that everyone would remember.
[Full review at Billboard.com]
"When It's Time" single at UK iTunes: HERE.
Congratulations to American Idiot for taking home two awards at last night's 64th Annual Tony Awards in New York City:
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Kevin Adams - American Idiot
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Christine Jones - American Idiot
Green Day took the stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 13, singing two songs "Holiday" and "Know Your Enemy". The Billie Joe Armstrong-fronted band were joined by cast of "American Idiot" musical during the performance.
Prior to that, host Sean Hayes kicked off the Sunday ceremony with a piano medley of Broadway and classical tunes. Supporting him for the opening number included "Million Dollar Quartet" cast, Chad Kimball from "Memphis" and Kristin Chenoweth from "Promises, Promises".
Later, Hayes received applause from audience when he shared a passionate kiss with Chenoweth
Green Day night: So, let’s tally it up here: American Idiot had four musical numbers. Four: three in the opening number (one from the cast, and two from Green Day), then the show’s official Best Musical performance later in the telecast. That’s more awards than it got (it won best sets and lighting). Heck, that’s more nominations than it got. Think the other best musical nominees were ticked off?
[Full review at Entertainment Weekly]
If you watched the Tony Awards on TV last night, you learned something about how awards shows should work – (heads up to the Grammys, Emmys and Oscars). From hot show numbers with Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele (Broadway stars who are now topping the charts on the hit TV show ‘Glee’) to a performance by Green Day and a production number from their Punk-Rock-Opera Broadway hit ‘American Idiot,’ this was live TV at its best.
[Full review at Examiner]
As mentioned, Green Day will be coming home to the Shoreline Amphitheatre near San Francisco, CA on September 4th. Your Idiot Club presale for the Shoreline Amphitheatre is going on NOW thru Friday via Ticketmaster (coupon code required).
[More info IdiotClub.com]
10:10pm EST - Another performance by American Idiot in the next half hour of the Tony Awards on CBS! Tune in to see the cast perform the title song from Green Day’s hit Broadway musical.
Actors' Equity Association has announced that the Green Day musical American Idiot is the recipient of its Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2009-2010 season. The award will be presented at a reception at the Equity headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, June 15.
According to press notes, the award "honors and encourages those who actively promote the goals of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all who work in the theatre."
The musical, performing at the St.