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Melissa Etheridge to Join American Idiot

Melissa Etheridge will take over the part of American Idiot's St. Jimmy from Billie Joe Armstrong for a week this February. Etheridge will play the role from the first to the sixth (Armstong has it from January 18 to 30, and February 10 to -17), giving us all a chance to see whether Etheridge or Armstrong has more Broadway box-office clout. If it goes well, perhaps some musical-theater student will begin work on the Melissa Etheridge jukebox musical, Come to My Window? [ArtsBeat/NYT]

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