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Some things have happened to Johnny, Tunny and St. Jimmy since "American Idiot" was last in Chicago in February 2012. The Equity actors who were playing those roles in the first national tour of the Green Day musical were dismissed and replaced by a non-...
“American Idiot,” the 2010 Broadway hit musical — the first punk rock opera, really — now at the Hippodrome, paints a searing portrait of restless, reckless youth, with all the sex, drugs and violence you’d expect from a...
Michael Mayer knows a thing or two about coming of age. The Maryland-born director won a Tony Award for his work guiding the 2006 Broadway hit "Spring Awakening," which chronicles teens getting a grip on their budding sexuality. In 2010, he directed...
The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot." "From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...
Before Green Day won over Broadway with an ambitious anti-war album, it was a simple-minded punk trio from Berkeley with an album called "Dookie" and song titles such as "Geek Stink Breath" and "Words I Might Have Ate." While the band's sound has...
Max and Jake Caliger were in for a treat at the Newport Beach Film Festival opening Thursday. The Newport Beach residents, who are 12 and 13 years old, respectively, arrived early at the Edwards Big Newport 6 to see their favorite band, Green Day....
When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
For all their Berkeley punk-rock bona fides — unassailable and enough to send a certain kind of ill-prepared theatergoer headed for an early exit — Green Day songs are actually filled with hope and longing. They may rail hard, loud and long...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGBefore punk band Green Day took the stage Wednesday at Philadelphia’s Liacouras Center, the speakers blasted out The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Then the band entered to the whistling theme song from the movie “The Good, The...
Billie Joe Armstrong, co-founder of Grammy-winning Green Day, has sold his Newport Beach cottage for $1.625 million. The 924-square-foot house, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, came on the market in the fall at $1.895 million. First constructed...
On two consecutive nights last weekend, Eric Clapton and Green Day played two very different shows at Mohegan Sun Arena, both to sell-out crowds. Clapton was up first on Friday, but Green Day was already in town and were spotted checking out the guitar...
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Green Day hails from the East Bay, formed in 1987 in one of the most explosive punk scenes there ever was, centered around the 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, Cailfornia. And then they got really famous. Unfortunately, the scene they burst out of...
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