Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong To Join 'American Idiot' Cast

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs with the cast of "American Idiot" at St. James Theater in New York City on September 28, 2010 Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs with the cast of

Billie Joe Armstrong apparently liked his Broadway debut in “American Idiot” — he’s signed on to return for 50 performances.

Producers say the Green Day frontman will reprise the role of St. Jimmy in the musical that his songs inspired beginning Jan. 1 and ending Feb. 27 at The St. James Theatre.

Having the musical’s composer and co-author aboard has already proved a big draw. When Armstrong made his Broadway debut in September for a week, the box-office take was more than $1 million. Last week, the show grossed $600,000.

The show is based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning “American Idiot” concept album. It follows an antihero who flees a deadening life in suburbia to find himself in the big city.

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