Although they’re currently out on the road in support of their 21st Century Breakdown album, the guys of Green Day are proving themselves to be masters of multitasking. The band has just finished pulling together a strong creative team for the impending five-week run of American Idiot: The Musical at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, including Spring Awakening’s Michael Mayer (director), Steven Hoggett (choreographer), and Tom Kitt (music supervisor). The show debuts on September 3 and runs through October 11; depending on its success, it may roll out from there. While we wish them the best of luck as they continue to branch out into more “serious” artistic mediums, we can’t help but think that it’s way too soon to begin dredging up awful memories from the mid-period Bush administration in the name of art, especially when said art takes the form of a rock opera.
Green Day’s “American Idiot” Musical Fills Out Creative Team [Rock & Roll Daily/Rolling Stone]