The popular new musical is inspired by Green Day’s hit album “American Idiot” and features songs from that release. The music and lyrics are by Green Day’s lead singer and guitarist Billy Joe Armstrong, who also wrote the book alongside Michael Mayer.
The show follows the story of three childhood friends who struggle to search for meaning and identity as Americans in our post 9/11 world.
Songs featured include Green day hits such as “21 Guns”, “Holiday”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends” and the title track of the album and musical “American Idiot”.
American Idiot opened in the United States in September 2009 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre before moving to Broadway the following year. The show has been awarded two Tony Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
The production is directed Michael Mayer and designed by Christine Jones. Lighting is by Kevin Adams, choreography by Steven Hoggett, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt. American Idiot is produced by SJM Concerts and Flying Entertainment.