John Gallagher, Jr.
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
John Gallagher, Jr.
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. will lead the cast of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's world premiere of American Idiot, a stage version of rock group Green Day's album, to be presented September 4-October 11. As previously announced, the show will be co-authored and directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, with choreography by Steven Hoggett.

The musical, which is also written by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, follows a group of working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East as they seek redemption. It will feature songs from both American Idiot and the group's new album 21st Century Breakdown.

Gallagher will play Johnny, with the cast also including Matt Caplan as Tunny, Michael Esper as Will, Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy, Mary Faber as Heather, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername, and Christina Sajous as Extraordinary Girl. Also featured will be Declan Bennet, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Joshua Henry, Brian Charles Johnson, Chase Peacock, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Morgan Weed, and Libby Winters.

The creative team will include 2009 Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (music supervision, arrangements, orchestrations), Christine Jones (sets), Kevin Adams (lights), Andrea Lauer (costumes), Brian Ronan (sound), and Darrel Maloney (video, projections).

For more information, visit berkeleyrep.org.