Tuesday, October 1, 2013

VIDEO: Green Day preview Broadway Idiot documentary

Green Day are sharing a preview of their forthcoming documentary, “Broadway Idiot.”

Scheduled to hit theaters and On Demand on October 11, the film follows Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway producers, going behind the scenes to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Armstrong and director Michael Mayer to create the one-of-a-kind musical experience.

The Rolling Stone-hosted preview shows Armstrong
working with the Broadway cast to re-record "21 Guns" in theatrical fashion as they ready the musical for its premiere.

"When we started filming our documentary, we had amazing access inside the creative process of the Broadway team," explains Broadway Idiot director Doug Hamilton. "But it wasn't until a few months later, when Billie Joe Armstrong opened up and invited us into the private recording studios of Green Day, that we really got to see inside the process by which Billie Joe, Mike and Tré create the Green Day sound."

“Broadway Idiot” had its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was the first documentary feature to open the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.

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