American Idiot Information
The latest musical adaption of the Grammy-award winning concept album American Idiot from punk rock band Green Day has not only found its way to Broadway but also won a two Tony awards mere months after its debut. The album voted the top album of the decade by readers of the Rolling Stone transcends generations by seamlessly weaving together classic rock and roll with modern day punk and offering a perfect translation to the onstage world.
The story, expanded from that of the rock opera album, centers on Johnny, a disaffected youth who flees suburbia and his parents' restrictions to look for meaning in his life, and to test the waters of the early excitement and freedom that go hand in hand with city living. Featuring appearances from Johnnyâ€™s friends- one who is trying to work out his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, another who serves in Iraq, American Idiot the Musical essentially encircles Johnny while he battles his flaws, a fleeting relationship and a confrontation with lost love. The show is currently playing at the St. James theater in New York City and will continue through early September.