Sunday, September 26, 2010

Green Day’s Billie Joe on Broadway this week

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong will join the Broadway production of "American Idiot" this week for a series of eight shows.

“I'm gonna be playing the part of St. Jimmy in AI on broadway sept 28 thru Oct 3,” Armstrong posted to Twitter on Sunday. “All week! See ya there! Rage n love-billie joe.”

The Green Day frontman will be filling in for actor Tony Vincent, who has taken a short leave to deal with a family matter; he’ll return on October 12, with his understudies covering the second week of his absence.

Billie Joe will rejoin Green Day for the start of the band’s South American tour, which kicks off in Caracas, Venezuela on October 8.

This marks Armstrong’s Broadway performance debut. As “St. Jimmy,” a central character in the show, Billie Joe will perform “Know Your Enemy,”
“Homecoming,” “Last Night on Earth,”
and “St. Jimmy.”

Armstrong’s appearance is expected to boost ticket sales for the musical, which has seen slow sales in the first few weeks of fall, when Broadway attendance usually dips following the busy summer season.

Green Green Day

Green Day – American Idiot – The Musical (trailer)

Green Day – American Idiot: Broadway cast
Late Show with David Letterman – April 29, 2010

Green Day – St. Jimmy
Live From Abbey Road – May 4, 2009