BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at
Buffalo will present American Idiot on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.
and Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the
Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.
Ticket prices range from $47 to $67 and are available at the
Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m.), Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. Tickets may be
charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information call
716-645-2787 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.
American Idiot, a 2010 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical and
2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the
music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe
Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction
is by Tony Award-winner Mayer ("Spring Awakening").
The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by
Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett ("Black Watch"), and music
supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer
Prize-winner Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"). The Tony Award-winning
scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award-winning
lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the
Nominated for three Tony Awards, American Idiot is the story of
three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11
world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and
with the hope embodied by a new generation, American Idiot has
given Broadway audiences the time of their lives night after night
since the musical began performances at the St. James Theatre in
"Since its inception, audiences have been surprised by the
emotional journey the show takes them on, told almost exclusively
through Green Day's songs, including many they are already familiar
with and love," said Tom Hulce, producer. "This is such a potent
time for our country and the search of our characters for what to
believe in is gorgeously celebrated through Billie Joe and Green
Day's wonderfully lush score," he added.
The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21
Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the
blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day's 2004
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the
score are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release "21st Century
Breakdown," and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."
American Idiot premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in
September 2009 and played through November of that year. In April
2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously
positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the
show "the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past
decade" and the Toronto Star naming it "the first great musical of
the 21st century."
For more information on American Idiot, visit http://www.americanidiotthemusical.com.