Green Day's American Idiot
Book and Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by Michael Mayer
Music and Lyrics by Green Day
1 Act, Pop / Rock, Rated R
U.S. National Tour Version (2011)
Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion.
The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.
American Idiot is a high concept show with strong social messages and endless creative possibilities. It will surely add an enticing edge to any theatre's season.
Jesus of Suburbia – Johnny, Will, Tunny, Heather, and Company
Holiday– Johnny, Tunny, Theo, & Company
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Johnny, Whatsername, Tunny, & Men
Favorite Son – Favorite Son & Women
Are We the Waiting – Tunny, Favorite Son, & Company
St. Jimmy – Johnny, Miguel, Declan, Theo, St. Jimmy, & Company
Give Me Novacaine – Will, Tunny, & Company
Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel – Johnny, Whatsername, Gerard, Chase, St. Jimmy, & Company
Last Night on Earth – St. Jimmy, Whatsername, Heather, & Company
Too Much Too Soon – Theo, Alysha, Will, & Heather
Before the Lobotomy – Tunny, Joshua, Ben, & Chase
Extraordinary Girl– Extraordinary Girl, Tunny, & Company
Before the Lobotomy (Reprise) – Tunny, Joshua, Ben, & Chase
When It’s Time– Johnny
Know Your Enemy– St. Jimmy, Will, Johnny, & Company
21 Guns – Whatsername, Extraordinary Girl, Heather, Tunny, Johnny, Will, & Company
Letterbomb – Whatsername & Women
Wake Me Up When September Ends – Johnny, Will, Tunny, & Company
Homecoming – Johnny, St. Jimmy, Will, Tunny, Heather & Company
Whatsername – Johnny & Company
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Company