Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Green Day's American Idiot Makes Dallas debut at Winspear

May 8-20, 2012

AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.

The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (“Spring Awakening”).The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett (“BlackWatch”), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt (“Nextto Normal”).

The Tony Award®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award®-winning
lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour.

Nominated for three Tony Awards®, AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT has given Broadway audiences the time of their lives night after night since the musical began performances at the St. James Theatre in March 2010.

“Since its inception, audiences have been surprised by the emotional journey the show takes them on, told almost exclusively through Green Day’s songs, including many they are already familiar with and love,” saidTom Hulce, producer.

“This is such a potent time for our country and the search of our characters for what
to believe in is gorgeously celebrated through Billie Joe and Green Day’s wonderfully lush score,” he added.

The musical features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When SeptemberEnds,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album.

Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year.

In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show “the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade” and the Toronto Star naming it “the first great musical of the 21 stcentury!”VIZIO is the official TV partner of the AMERICAN IDIOT tour.

AMERICAN IDIOT is part of the Lexus Broadway Series.Ticket prices range from $30.00 to $150.00 and can be purchased online at www.attpac.org/americanidiot,by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road

For more information on AMERICAN IDIOT, visit www.americanidiotthemusical.com

.About the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Open since October 2009, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is a vibrant destination for entertainment in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District.

The Center presents a variety of programs, including its Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum and, in associationwith TITAS, contemporary dance and music, and other performances. The Center also provides performance space for The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, in unparalleled venues set within a 10-acreurban park.

1 comment:

JP Choudhary said...

I saw American Idiot on Broadway and the entire time I couldn't stop thinking how I would much rather be seeing Green Day in concert. I got best American Idiot tickets. Aside from some very talented cover bands, I don't get the appeal of seeing music you like performed by people other than the actual band.