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“American Idiot” Offers Viewers a Unique Theatre Experience

Anyone who has listened to Green Day’s smash-hit concept album American Idiot knows that there’s a story lurking underneath the surface of the sometimes-angsty, sometimes-poignant lyrics. In “American Idiot,” the stage musical adaptation of the album, which just completed its short two-day run at DPAC, that story is expanded on in the form of three […]

Green Day’s “American Idiot” Is a Hollow Rock Show

Musical theater is always looking for a reinvention. In the mid-1990s, Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical Rent reshaped the modern American musical and exposed audiences to what the form can be: it can rock. And since then, musical theater writers have been experimenting with the delicate art of the rock musical. It makes sense, then, that […]

Green Day’s Electrifying Broadway Hit “American Idiot” Will Play DPAC on April 29th and 30th

At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29th, and Wednesday, April 30th, the Durham Performing Arts Center will welcome the national tour of Green Day’s electrifying 2010 Broadway musical American Idiot to its 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the Bull City’s American Tobacco Historic District. Jared Nepute will star as Johnny in this incendiary hit, which the […]

Green Day’s 2009 Punk Rock Opera, “American Idiot,” Really Rocks Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Tony Award®-winning scenic designer Christine Jones’ splendid multilevel warehouse-interior set for “American Idiot” is festooned with the unblinking eyes of dozens of TVs, punctuating the proceedings with news footage circa 2004, saucy MTV-style video snippets, and live shots of the cast. This show won’t just have Generation Y slackers tapping their feet and dancing in their seats; it has a much broader appeal that even Baby Boomers can appreciate.

The First National Tour of Green Day’s Punk Rock Opera “American Idiot” Is Flat-Out Electrifying

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present eight performances of the First National Tour of “American Idiot,” a 2009 rock opera that takes its title from a 2004 concept album by the legendary California punk rock band Green Day, on Jan. 31-Feb. 5 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.


Casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, the explosive Broadway hit called “wonderfully raucous” and “emotionally charged” by The New York Times