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    Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:44:43

    Broadway's "American Idiot" to Close on April 24th - Ticket sales plummeted when Billie Joe Armstrong departed the show

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    American Idiot is closing on Broadway. The show, based on Green Day's 2004 album of the same name, is set to close on April 24th, producers said. Ticket sales plummeted when Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong left the production earlier this month. Box office sales sunk from $1.3 million to around $400,000 in the week after Armstrong exited. That's what I call a big dip.

    However, Armstrong will reprise his role of St. Jimmy beginning April 5th for the final three weeks on stage, which will probably cause ticket sales to soar again. BJA's return marks the one-year anniversary of the show's opening.

    421 performances of American Idiot will have been clocked when the show ends.

    What a bum out.

    Did you ever get a chance to see American Idiot on Broadway?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.11.11




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