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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool
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Rock group Green Day, consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool, and the Broadway cast of American Idiot met the press on March 23 at the St. James Theatre. The show is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow, with an opening set for April 20. The production is co-authored and directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, with choreography by Steven Hoggett.

The musical follows a group of working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration. It features songs from both American Idiot and the group's new album 21st Century Breakdown. The show was first performed last fall at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

The cast stars John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands, Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Christina Sajous, Mary Faber, and Tony Vincent. It will also feature Declan Bennett, Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Miguel Cervantes, Joshua Henry, Van Hughes, Brian Charles Johnson, Joshua Kobak, Lorin Latarro, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Leslie McDonel, Chase Peacock, Theo Stockman, Ben Thompson, Alysha Umphress, Aspen Vincent, and Libby Winter.

The creative team includes Tom Kitt (music supervisor, orchestrator and music arranger), Christine Jones (scenic design), Andrea Lauer (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design), Brian Ronan (sound design), and Darrel Maloney (video design).

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