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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Count me in.
Posted by Jill | 8:37 AM

I know I'm a bit late to the party on this, but count this as my first "I am SO there!" moment of 2010:

Just as the characters in Green Day's rock musical American Idiot search for meaning in a chaotic world, so do the fans of that show's score seek an answer to a larger question: When is it coming to Broadway?

A casting notice made public on Nov. 9 indicates that producers are indeed planning a Broadway move for the hot-selling, critically-praised American Idiot, currently playing an extended world-premiere run in Berkeley, CA, through Nov. 15. Until the appearance of this industry casting alert, there has only been mention of a hope for a commercial life for the Michael Mayer-directed musical. "There is a Broadway future for the show, but at this time no dates or theatre are confirmed," spokesman Michael Hartman told Playbill.com on Nov. 9.

The casting notice does not indicate a production schedule or timeline for the dark-hued rock musical, which borrows songs from the punk album of the same name, plus numbers from Green Day's latest album, "21st Century Breakdown."

As was known, Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman are the lead producers; they were also behind the Tony Award-winning production of Spring Awakening, for which Mayer won a Tony for Best Direction of a Musical.

Yes, it's THAT Tom Hulce, old Wolfie Mozart himself.

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Blogger BadTux said...
Too bad I'm on the opposite coast. That was a brilliant, brilliant album and I'm curious to see what the rock opera looks like.

- Badtux the Music Penguin

Blogger Jill said...
It started out on your coast then...too bad you missed it. Who knows, maybe a movie will follow. That's how it seems to work these days...

Blogger Maroussia said...
It will be great to watch Spring Awakening,i have bought tickets from TicketFront.com looking forward to it.