Multiple Grammy winning music superstars Green Day have been a staple of MTV going back to the early 90′s when they actually played videos and not dreck like Jersey Shore. Now, Green Day is collaborating with MTV again to trumpet their latest venture, the Broadway debut of their fantastic sure-to-be Tony nominated new musical American Idiot. The show combines music from Green Day albums American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown in a story about disenchanted youth searching for identity and meaning in a post 9/11 world. After a successful tryout at the Berkeley Rep, Idiot opens on Broadway on April 20th featuring a great ensemble cast including Tony award winner John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening) and Tony nominee Stark Sands. MTV will be highlighting the show with a behind-the-scenes special about the making of American Idiot called “Green Day Rocks Broadway” premiering April 16. For more info on the MTV special, click here.
For a preview of this rockin’ new musical, check out the following link:
And here’s the special performance of “21 Guns” the cast of American Idiot performed with Green Day on this year’s Grammy Awards: