Reprise to Release The Original Cast Recording of Green Day's American Idiot
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:57:31
Calling all American Idiots! Reprise Records will release The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Green Day's American Idiot on April 20, 2010, the same day the show based on the band's chart-topping, 2004-released album, will open at the St. James Theatre in New York City. The official album features the 24-member cast accompanied by Green Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the musical. The musical and the cast recording include every song from American Idiot, as well as several songs from the band’s current album 21st Century Breakdown.
Green Day wrote the score to the show, which follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they strive to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Armstrong wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book with the show's director, Tony Award winner Michael Mayer.
Green Day as a musical? Am I living in some alternate reality? Never did I think that when the band's breakout single "Longview" hit the airwaves in the early 1990s that the band would get this huge! Did you?