Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong To Join ‘American Idiot’ Cast
First Published: November 30, 2010 11:46 AM EST Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- 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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