Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

Green Day’s American Idiot
May 30, 2010

We continue listening to Tony nominated shows as we eagerly wait for the awards ceremony on June 13th. This week’s show is American Idiot, a stage adaption of a concept album by the rock band Green Day. The story is about three friends who think their lives are mundane and boring and want to break out of suburbia. In the end, all three end up right back at home, sadder but wiser (we hope).

American Idiot
Jesus of Suburbia
-- Jesus of Suburbia
-- City of the Damned
--I Don't Care
--Dearly Beloved
--Tales of Another Broken Home
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Favorite Son
Are We the Waiting
St. Jimmy
Give Me Novacaine
Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel
Last Night on Earth
Too Much Too Soon
Before The Lobotomy
Extraordinary Girl
Before The Lobotomy (reprise)
When It's Time
Know Your Enemy
21 Guns
Wake Me Up When September Ends
-- The Death of St. Jimmy
-- East 12th St.
-- Nobody Likes You
-- Rock and Roll Girlfriend
-- We're Coming Home Again

Johnny - John Gallagher Jr.
Will - Michael Esper
Tunny - Stark Sands
Heather - Mary Faber
Whatshername - Rebecca Naomi Jones
St. Jimmy - Tony Vincent
The Extraordinary Girl - Christina Sajous

Music -- Green Day
Lyrics -- Billie Joe Armstrong
Book -- Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Basis -- American Idiot (Green Day, 2004)

Tony Nominations
Best Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical

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