Saturday, April 20, 2024

“American Idiot” Broadway Run Ending with Green Day Leader 3 Week Run


“American Idiot” is closing on Broadway after one year of performances on  April 24th. To commemorate the end, Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong is coming back for the last three weeks. This was such a cool, fun show, I’m sorry to see it leave. But “American Idiot” has been on life support for some time. The only weeks when it does business now is when Armstrong is in the cast. Who could have guessed that Armstrong, a late generation “punk” rocker, would turn out to be a Broadway star? Or that this album would have made for such a good stage show? Interestingly. Green Day is getting ready for a new live CD on March 14th called “Awesome as F–.” The CD is one Warner/Reprise, but the LP– vinyl– comes from their own Adeline Records label. It’s no wonder Warner Music Group is for sale.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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