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How punk of them.

After a record-breaking tune-up run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California, American Idiot, the critically acclaimed musical based on Green Day's Grammy-winning rock opera, is headed to Broadway.

Previews will kick off March 24 at the St. James Theatre and the curtain will officially rise on April 20. No word yet on casting.

American Idiot will be directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who teamed up with the band frontman Billie Joe Armstrong on the book. It features musical arrangements by Tony-winning composer Michael Kitt, who also provided orchestrations for the punk rockers' latest record, 21st Century Breakdown.

The musical, about an angry suburban kid who seeks his fortune in the big city, includes renditions of such Green Day hits as the title track, "Jesus of Suburbia," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends."


Get more deets on the Green Day musical here.

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