September 27, 2010

Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong Makes His Broadway Debut

The front man of Green Day will be making his Broadway debut this week in a musical that he wrote himself, AMERICAN IDIOT.  Based on the band's album by the same name, Bille Joe will be stepping into the role of St. Jimmy for a short run, from Tuesday September 28th til Sunday October 3rd.  There had been some rumors about this but it was finally confirmed this weekend. You can bet that tickets will be selling briskly today for the rock musical, adapted for the stage by Michael Mayer, about three disaffected youths growing up in Bush years.

If the guest starring shows sell out, as they're likely to do, there is a rush ticket deal at the St. James theatre.  If you show up there at 6pm you can put your name in the lottery for front row seats for $27 bucks.  And that is a sweet deal given that some B-way tickets are closing in on $120 a pop.