Tony Award-winning actor John Gallagher, Jr., will reunite with his Tony-winning director from Spring Awakening to star in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's world premiere of American Idiot, the musical drawn from the Grammy Award-winning neo-punk album by Green Day.Why yes - I will be attending. I wouldn't miss this for the whole. Some of my favorite performers in the same show, I'm hoping for the best.
Casting for the project, co-conceived by Mayer and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, was announced by Berkeley Rep in California, where the show will start previews Sept. 4 for a run to Oct. 11.
Gallagher (who won a Best Featured Actor Tony for his work as Moritz in Spring Awakening) will play Johnny, leading an ensemble of 19 young performers that also features Matt Caplan as Tunny, Michael Esper as Will, and Tony Vincent as St. Jimmy with Mary Faber as Heather, Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername, and Christina Sajous as Extraordinary Girl.