Green Day's concept album "American Idiot" will be represented on the stage with Michael Mayer as director.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California confirmed on March 30 that a new Michael Mayer-directed stage musical based on rock band Green Day's "American Idiot" album will premiere there this fall. American Idiot will run Sept. 4- Oct. 11, opening Berkeley Rep’s 2009-10 season in the Roda Theatre. A limited number of seats go on sale March 30 at berkeleyrep.org.
This is intriguing to mebecause although I haven't heard the whole album but just the singles. But from what I heard their songs sound a lot like songs that are currently to what Spring Awakening and In The Heights are doing in their shows. Creating songs that can be heard on the radio or blasting from a car. So this is an exciting venture for both Green Day and Michael Mayer. I hope this opens up people's eyes to see that theatre is another great way of expressing yourself. And on the flip side this may get a lot of theatre people interested in Green Day. So I think it's a win-win situation.
Now how should they go about casting John Gallagher Jr. -- just kidding.