American Idiot

St. James Theatre |  Broadway  |  April 2010

  • Best Musical
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical WINNER
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical WINNER
  • Best Musical Show Album WINNER

A new musical, with book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, and music by Green Day

Directed by Michael Mayer

Starring John Gallagher, Stark Sands, and Michael Esper

American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. This high-octane show includes every song from the acclaimed album American Idiot, as well as several songs from the band's Grammy®-winning release, 21st Century Breakdown. (Read more at 

“Invigorating, moving, and thrilling! Performed with galvanizing intensity by a terrific cast, the emotional charge is as memorable as the music. A true rock opera!”

- The New York Times

AMERICAN IDIOT is a global knockout. Blows your mind while it blows the roof off. Looking for a groundbreaking musical event? You just found it.”

- Rolling Stone

“A game-changing, gorgeous head-rush of a musical!”

- Chicago Tribune

“With the arrival of AMERICAN IDIOT, Broadway takes another step towards the cultural relevance it lost half a century ago. It’s a different sensation just to watch it!”

- Newsweek

“The first great musical of the 21st Century has arrived!”

- Toronto Star