August 30, 2014

American Idiot Returns to Pantages, May 13-18

 

The Hollywood Pantages Theatre announces that individual tickets for Green Day’s American Idiot will return to L.A. for a limited one-week engagement, May 13-18.

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 lyrics by its lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (Spring Awakening).

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post-911 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, American Idiot has given audiences the time of their lives night after night since its Broadway run at the St. James Theatre (March 2010 – April 2011) and its subsequent national tour, which launched December 2011 in Toronto.

“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.”

Individual tickets may be purchased online at HollywoodPantages.com; Ticketmaster.com; (800) 982-2787; in person at the Pantages box office; and all Ticketmaster outlets.

The performance schedule for American Idiot is Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, May 13, 8 p.m. Running time is 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for ages 13 and up. (Please note that in consideration of audiences, no one under 5 will be admitted to the theatre.) For more information on American Idiot: AmericanIdiotTheMusical.com.

The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10 a.m. except for holidays.