The St. James Theatre box office will open at 10 AM Feb. 22 for walkup sales for tickets to the new Broadway musical American Idiot. The first preview of the Green Day musical is March 24, toward an April 20 opening.
The St. James - not to be confused with St. Jimmy, a character in the show - is at 246 W. 44th Street. Tickets are now on sale to the general public through Telecharge.com (212) 239-6200, following a two-week exclusive for American Express cardholders.
According to the producers, "American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. The musical includes every song from the acclaimed album 'American Idiot,' as well as several songs from the band's Grammy Award-winning new release, '21st Century Breakdown.'"
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with Michael Mayer, the Tony Award-winning director of Spring Awakening; 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."
The cast includes Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening), Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (Journey's End), Michael Esper (A Man For All Seasons), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange), Christina Sajous (The Wild Party), Mary Faber (Avenue Q) and Tony Vincent (Jesus Christ Superstar). Also featured in the cast are Declan Bennett, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Joshua Henry, Van Hughes, Brian Charles Johnson, Joshua Kobak, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Aspen Vincent and Libby Winters.
The musical had its world premiere in fall 2009 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California.
For more information, visit www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com.