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    April 02, 2010

    Rebecca Naomi Jones is clocking many hours on Broadway in her underwear. In “American Idiot,” the new rock musical inspired by the multi-platinum Green Day album of the same name, a skimpy costume is one of Jones’s onstage challenges—reinterpreting songs from the all-male punk-pop band is another.

    The 29-year-old native of New York City, last on Broadway with the 2008 musical “Passing Strange,” is back with the intense 90-minute rock opera now in previews at the St. James Theatre.

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    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.

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    April 01, 2010

     

    Lollapalooza organizers have added another letter to their Wheel of Fortune-style lineup puzzle: R. The new clue has helped reveal a new host of potential acts, including Green Day, Arcade Fire, Social Distortion, Grizzly Bear and Wolfmother. As Rolling Stone reported yesterday, the Chicago fest, taking place at Grant Park August 6-8th, officially announces its lineup on April 6th, but until then its organizers are toying with fans by revealing the roster one letter at a time.

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    April 01, 2010

    AS they assessed the pre-Broadway tryout of the new musical “American Idiot” in California last fall, the director, Michael Mayer, and his creative team kept coming back to the same question: Should they add more dialogue to flesh out the tormented journeys of the three main characters or continue to rely on the songs — by the band Green Day — to do the storytelling?

    At 95 minutes, perhaps the musical could be clarified by giving more lines to the best friends at its core: Johnny, whose pursuit of big city life is hobbled by drug addiction; Tunny, whose intoxication with patriotism

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    March 31, 2010

    Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has usually kept quiet about his youth spent singing show tunes, but now that the punk rocker is opening the new musical "American Idiot" on Broadway, it's kind of hard to avoid.

    "I didn't want to tell anybody I actually did that stuff—in punk rock maybe it seemed too much like I was a trained person, where punk is so about three chords and the truth or whatever," says Mr.

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    March 31, 2010

    August 21st, 2010 - Quai Jacques Cartier (Montréal, Quebec)

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    March 31, 2010

     

    At Playbill's invitation, Mayer, who won his Best Direction Tony for Spring Awakening, sat down with collaborator Armstrong (they share book credit on the musical American Idiot) to talk about the 2004 source album and its rebirth as a Broadway rock musical.

    Will Armstrong write another musical? Read on — and listen, too. We've got exclusive audio outtakes and extras.

    MICHAEL MAYER: Why did you make the record "American Idiot"?
    BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG: I think it was maybe a combination of some kind of artistic statement and also [a reflection of] what was happening at that time.

    MM:

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    March 31, 2010

    Green Day - New Music - More Music Videos

    If you are not in the US, click to view the video: greenday.mtv.com

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