These days it seems like Broadway is all about adapting movies, tv, or books into shows, American Idiot is the strangest of animals because it turns two popular Green Day albums – American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown into a musical.
In 2004, Green Day released one of its most popular and influential albums, the Grammy-winningAmerican Idiot. In 2010 a Broadway musical was launched, a combination of two albums, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown.
During my recent visit to the Big Apple I decided to catch a Broadway show, I got it into my head that I really wanted to see American Idiot the brand new show based on Green Day’s most famous album. I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t get the Green Day thing. Yeah, I like some of the hits but never found it as revolutionary as everyone makes it out to be. People like Bono and Chris Rock proclaimed them the “Best Band in the World.” I saw them perform 21 Guns on the Grammy’s with the Broadway cast and was sold on the idea of seeing the show.