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    SPIN MAGAZINE
    September 28, 2010

    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. Jimmy, a central character in the musical Armstrong co-wrote the musical with Spring Awakening's Michael Mayer, the high energy frontman led the cast in Green Day classics, including Idiot jam "She's a Rebel" and a show-closing rendition of acoustic ballad "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)."

    SPIN reviewed the Broadway debut of American Idiot back in April, writing that it "loosely chronicles [five] characters' various destinies in a post-9/11 society: love, pregnancy, drug addiction, and the war in the Middle East." With overzealous choreography and live performances of songs, the musical "feels like a real rock show that just happened to take place in a Broadway theater." Read our full review here.

    Watch video of Billie Joe's Broadway debut in American Idiot below, then sound off in the comment section.

    [Full article at SPIN]

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on September 28, 2010

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. Jimmy, a central character in the musical Armstrong co-wrote the musical with Spring Awakening's Michael Mayer, the high energy frontman led the cast in Green Day classics, including Idiot jam "She's a Rebel" and a show-closing rendition of acoustic ballad "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)."

SPIN reviewed the Broadway debut of American Idiot back in April, writing that it "loosely chronicles [five] characters' various destinies in a post-9/11 society: love, pregnancy, drug addiction, and the war in the Middle East." With overzealous choreography and live performances of songs, the musical "feels like a real rock show that just happened to take place in a Broadway theater." Read our full review here.

Watch video of Billie Joe's Broadway debut in American Idiot below, then sound off in the comment section.

[Full article at SPIN]