March 03, 2014
"This show is like therapy. You can feel confused and angry when you walk in, but you leave with a better idea of how much you've got to live for."
Olivia Puckett is talking about American Idiot, the punk rock musical from Green Day that startled Broadway in 2014. It was described as a "Punk Temper Tantrum" by the New York Times. Other folks called it a Broadway firebomb.
"It was definitely a revolution," Puckett says. "It took musical theatre in a whole new direction, just like Hair did back in the 1960s. It's a punk rock, high intensity, high energy show. What can I say?"
Puckett stars as
February 28, 2014
Hollywood Pantages Theatre announces that individual tickets for Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT are now on sale to the general public. AMERICAN IDIOT will return to L.A. by way of Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited one week engagement; May 13 - 18, 2014. AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical and 2010 GRAMMY Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award-winner Mayer (Spring Awakening)
Individual tickets for AMERICAN
February 28, 2014
A wall of televisions occupies the stage. Each screen plays its own clip, from Hurricane Katrina news coverage to Survivor episode segments. Then, the screens synchronize to play a single video. George W. Bush, in his 2001 address to a joint session of Congress, steps up to the podium and proclaims, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” The television sets turn off. The lights dim. American Idiot: The Musical begins.
Within the first minute of the show, which ran on Broadway for one year and is currently on a national tour, the musical grounds itself in a specific
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