CAST OF SMASH HIT MUSICAL ‘AMERICAN IDIOT’ AND TEEN STAR
GREYSON CHANCE TO PERFORM LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE DURING ‘NBC’S NEW YEAR’S
EVE WITH CARSON DALY’ ON DECEMBER 31
NBC’S JIMMY FALLON AND BRIAN WILLIAMS MAKE SPECIAL
APPEARANCES; HOLIDAY SPECIAL ALSO FEATURES INTERVIEWS WITH NBC’S
‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ NEWCOMER JAY PHAROAH AND INTERNET SENSATION
The American Idiot Cast and Greyson
Chance Will Join Fellow Musicians Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and My
Chemical Romance In The Star-Studded Special
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — December 27, 2010 — The cast of Green Day’s
smash hit Broadway musical “American Idiot” and teen viral video
phenomenon Greyson Chance help ring in 2011 by performing live on
“NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” Additionally, NBC’s Jimmy
Fallon (“Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon”) and NBC News’ Brian Williams treat viewers to a
special appearance while “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah and Internet
celebrity Antoine Dodson stop by for interviews.
As previously announced, the special will also feature an interview
with U2’s Bono and The Edge and musical performances by My Chemical
Romance, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
The two-hour special will air live on Friday, December 31, beginning
in primetime from 10-11 p.m. (ET), and continuing from 11:30 p.m.-12:30
a.m. (ET) with the countdown to 2011 and the first performances of the
New Year. “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” will
broadcast in high definition from The Middle of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve destination – Times Square in New York City.
Beginning at 11:30 p.m. (ET), CNBC will join in the countdown
festivities by simultaneously airing the New Year’s Eve special.
“Today” correspondents Natalie Morales and Amy Robach will also be
returning to help Daly’s coverage of the celebration with live reports
from the heart of Times Square with nearly one million spectators.
Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera of the same name,
“American Idiot” tells the story of three boyhood friends, each
searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible
spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new
generation, “American Idiot” gives audiences the time of their lives night after night at the St. James Theatre.