In 2004, US rock band Green Day released their multi-platinum album, American Idiot, selling over 15 million copies. The musical score to the stage show includes all the songs from the American Idiot album, as well as additional songs from the Green Day album 21st Century Breakdown and the song When it's True, written specifically for the stage show. The show first opened in 2009, and has since enjoyed raging success. The musical made its first big move in 2010, with a successful run at the St James Theatre on Broadway. American Idiot The Musical tells the story of three disaffected young men, searching for meaning in post-9/11 'Jingletown', USA.
American Idiot: Background Information
American Idiot The Musical is the winner of two 2010 Tony Awards: "Best Scenic Design of a Musical" awarded to Christine Jones, and "Best Lighting Design for a Musical" awarded to Kevin Adams. In the same year, the Broadway Cast recording of American Idiot The Musical also scooped a prestigious Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.In 2011, the show received a Tony nomination for Best Musical.The musical shows no signs of slowing down, and has since received many more nominations for direction, music, production and acting, in the Drama League Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. American Idiot The Musical is highly acclaimed by critics, receiving four out of five stars on the West End.
Tours and Big Achievements
Following an exciting year on Broadway from 2010 to 2011, the show toured internationally for three years. The tour included performances across North America and Canada as well as shows in Japan, South Korea and the UK, drawing to a close in 2014 in preparation for the next big adventure: the West End! 2015 saw American Idiot make its debut in London's West End, completing a successful year-long run at the Arts Theatre with a cast including Amelia Lily, Aaron Sidwell and Steve Rushton. Buy your American Idiot tickets today at StubHub.
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