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    FIRST CAST MEMBERS REVEALED FOR AMERICAN IDIOT
    October 17, 2011

    The national tour of AMERICAN IDIOT kicks off in Toronto, ON at the Toronto
    Centre for the Arts presented by Dancap
    Productions
    Inc, and venues for the tour include: The Opera House in
    Detroit, MI; Opera House in Boston, MA; Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, NC;
    Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN; Eisenhower Auditorium in State College, PA;
    Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO; Ahmanson Theatre in
    Los Angeles, CA; Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ; AT&T PAC in Dallas, TX;
    Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA; Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA. According
    to the Toronto Star, the tour will feature 'Degrassi's Jake Epstein as Will
    and Talia Aaron and Gabriel Antonacci in the ensemble.

    Called "the first great musical of the 21st century" by The Toronto Star,
    AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose
    between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for meaning in a
    post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.

    Based on Green Day's
    groundbreaking album American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong and the
    band collaborate with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by
    the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer,
    Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier
    Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to
    bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.

    AMERICAN IDIOT began preview performances on March 24, 2010 and opened on
    Broadway to critical acclaim on April 20, 2010, following its world premiere,
    twice extended, limited engagement at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre (September 4,
    2009 - Sunday, November 15, 2009). The show garnered the 2011 GRAMMY® Award for
    "Best Musical Show Album," two 2010 Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer
    Critics Circle Award, a record 10 Broadwayworld.com Fan Choice Awards and the
    show was honored with Actors' Equity
    Association's Award for "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity and Equal
    Opportunity on Broadway."

    The show features Tony Award winning scenic design by Christine Jones
    (Spring Awakening), costume design by Baryshnikov fellow Andrea Lauer (The
    Butcher of Baraboo), Tony Award winning lighting design by Kevin Adams (Hair),
    Sound design by Olivier and Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan (Cabaret),
    as well as video design by Darrel Maloney. Johanna McKeon is the
    Associate Director and Lorin Latarro is the
    Associate Choreographer.

    www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com



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on October 17, 2011

The national tour of AMERICAN IDIOT kicks off in Toronto, ON at the Toronto
Centre for the Arts presented by Dancap
Productions
Inc, and venues for the tour include: The Opera House in
Detroit, MI; Opera House in Boston, MA; Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, NC;
Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN; Eisenhower Auditorium in State College, PA;
Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO; Ahmanson Theatre in
Los Angeles, CA; Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ; AT&T PAC in Dallas, TX;
Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA; Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA. According
to the Toronto Star, the tour will feature 'Degrassi's Jake Epstein as Will
and Talia Aaron and Gabriel Antonacci in the ensemble.

Called "the first great musical of the 21st century" by The Toronto Star,
AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose
between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for meaning in a
post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.

Based on Green Day's
groundbreaking album American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong and the
band collaborate with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by
the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer,
Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier
Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to
bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.

AMERICAN IDIOT began preview performances on March 24, 2010 and opened on
Broadway to critical acclaim on April 20, 2010, following its world premiere,
twice extended, limited engagement at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre (September 4,
2009 - Sunday, November 15, 2009). The show garnered the 2011 GRAMMY® Award for
"Best Musical Show Album," two 2010 Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer
Critics Circle Award, a record 10 Broadwayworld.com Fan Choice Awards and the
show was honored with Actors' Equity
Association's Award for "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity and Equal
Opportunity on Broadway."

The show features Tony Award winning scenic design by Christine Jones
(Spring Awakening), costume design by Baryshnikov fellow Andrea Lauer (The
Butcher of Baraboo), Tony Award winning lighting design by Kevin Adams (Hair),
Sound design by Olivier and Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan (Cabaret),
as well as video design by Darrel Maloney. Johanna McKeon is the
Associate Director and Lorin Latarro is the
Associate Choreographer.

www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com



Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/First-Cast-Members-Revealed-for-AMERICAN-IDIOT-Tour-20111017#.Tpy2kiHvE9k.twitter#ixzz1b7Gr9Ur8