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Despite the Best Efforts of Justin Guarini, American Idiot Is Shutting Down

After 27 preview performances and 421 regular performances, the Green Day musical American Idiot will shut down April 24. Ticket sales recently took a dive when Billie Joe Armstrong, who has been an on-and-off cast member as the character St. Jimmy, left the show; he will return, however, for Idiot's last three weeks. In the meantime, the cast is going to be wondrously strange: AFI front man Davey Havok is playing St. Jimmy for a while, and famed televised-singing-contest runner-up Justin Guarini is in this thing as well. Good work, everyone involved! [ArtsBeat/NYT]