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Green Day's American Idiot


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Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner will play the role of Johnny in American Idiot from 10 May 2016. One of the UK’s finest contemporary singer-songwriters, his unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.

Newton will join X Factor finalist Amelia Lily in Green Day’s explosive award-winning Broadway musical alongside Alexis Gerred, Llandyll Gove, Lucas Rush and Steve Rushton who will all be reprising their critically acclaimed roles.

Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer.

US rock band Green Day released their American Idiot album back in 2004. Inspired by epic rock operas such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Who’s Tommy, the album soon went multi-platinum, selling over 15m copies to date and winning a Grammy for Best Rock Album.

This thrilling new musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style.

American Idiot contains strobe lighting.

Recommended ages 14+