Tag: Michael Mayer
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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.
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.