It seems that original musicals are few and far between, and here comes another adaptation. This one seems intriguing and possibly mondo. It's a stage adaptation of the Green Day album American Idiot.
This fantastic collection of songs, with its loose (all right, vague) storyline focusing on the young and discontented in Bush-era America, was a big hit for Green Day in 2004 and yielded the superb singles "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends." The book will be written by Michael Mayer, who directed the amazing Spring Awakening. The new show will debut at the Berkeley Repertory Theater in September.
Green Day have also just released 21st Century Breakdown, a new rock opera concept album.