John Gallagher, Jr. in American Idiot
(© Kevin Berne)
John Gallagher, Jr. in American Idiot
(© Kevin Berne)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the new musical American Idiot -- a stage version of rock group Green Day's album -- has announced another extension, and will now close on November 15. The show is 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 features songs from both American Idiot and the group's new album 21st Century Breakdown. The production is now the top grossing show in Berkeley Rep's 41-year history.

The cast features John Gallagher Jr. as Johnny, 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 are 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 includes 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.