American Idiots Rejoice, Green Day’s Broadway Musical Opens Today
Wait a second, [lastfm]Green Day[/lastfm] made a musical? A Broadway musical? Boy did they ever, and it seems pretty darn cool. Have a look-see at the rock opera after the jump.
That’s right, the former East Bay punks have given their three-chord snarl the old [lastfm]Andrew Lloyd Webber[/lastfm] treatment, as the rock opera American Idiot — based on the 2004 album of the same name — opens tonight on Broadway.
In addition to fancy new stage versions of the original album songs, which tell the story of disillusioned youth and American dreams deferred, the production will also have a bunch of drama, as evidenced by this picture of a distraught, tattooed youth in a hospital bed:
Here’s a taste of American Idiot: