Following two critically acclaimed and celebrated West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive Tony Award winning rock musical, American Idiot, returns to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning album. The special anniversary tour opens from 17 January 2019 at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, with press night at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on Thursday 24 January.
Winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show, which premiered in December 2009 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer.
This story of youthful disillusion and mistrust of society and government has never been more current; particularly with the modern parallels in the USA where school children have mobilised to form an impressive campaign for gun law reform.
The musical’s hit songs include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”
American Idiot The Musical is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with musical supervision by Richard Morris, sound by Chris Whybrow and lighting by Tim Deiling. The production is produced by Selladoor Worldwide and presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Casting to be announced in due course.
Tour Dates 2019
DUNSTABLE GROVE THEATRE 17 – 19 January 2019
SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER THEATRE 22 – 26 January 2019
CARDIF NEW THEATRE 29 January – 02 February 2019
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE 05 – 09 February 2019
BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS 05 – 09 March 2019
SHEFFIELD LYCEUM 26 – 30 March 2019
MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE02 – 06 April 2019
BIRMINGHAM NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE 09 – 13 April 2019
BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL 16 – 20 April 2019
BRIDLINGTON SPA THEATRE 07 – 11 May 2019
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE 28 May – 01 June
Further dates and venues to be announced in due course.