Billie Joe Armstrong to Save American Idiot Again


In October, Billie Joe Armstrong joined American Idiot on Broadway for eight performances as the character St. Jimmy and the show got a $600,000 boost in sales. Appropriately, then, Billie Joe is coming back, and staying longer: On January 1, Armstrong will start a run of 50 performances that wraps up February 27, the show's producers announced today. Tony Vincent, the original St. Jimmy, “will complete his run” December 30. Tony's probably kicking himself right now for not fronting a pop-punk band that originated the source material for the musical he used to star in. [ArtsBeat/NYT]