Monday, May 18, 2009

AMERICAN IDIOT: The Green Day Musical

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.


Ren said...

I saw American Idiot on Broadway and the entire time I couldn't stop thinking how I would much rather be seeing Green Day in concert. I got best tickets from . Aside from some very talented cover bands, I don't get the appeal of seeing music you like performed by people other than the actual band.

Seeing_I said...

I know what you mean, but at the same time, we haven't retired all of Beethoven's works just because he's not around to perform it. :)