American Idiot Musical Sets Atlanta Premiere Date

When you combine one of the most successful and influential rock bands of all-time with the Broadway stage, you are bound to get an incredible experience as a result. That is exactly what's in store for fans of the Green Day-inspired musical American Idiot as it finally sets its Atlanta premiere date for local residents to enjoy. One of the best things about this musical is that you don't have to be familiar with Green Day's music to enjoy American Idiot , but you're definitely bound to be a converted fan once you leave the show. Get all the details below, including, dates and ticket information. Rock on! Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced that single tickets for the national tour of the explosive Broadway hit American Idiot , called "wonderfully raucous" and "emotionally charged" by The New York Times and "flat-out electrifying" by the Boston Globe, will go on sale January 26 at 10:00 a.m.

The show will play May 1-4 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2013/2014 season. Ticket prices start at $30 and will be available at the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree Street, NE), by visiting broadwayinatlanta.com or by calling 1-855-285-8499. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. 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 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 tour. Winner of two 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 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 "21 st 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 21 st century!" Performances of American Idiot are as follows: Thursday 7:30 p.m. Friday 8:00 p.m. Saturday 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. For more information on American Idiot , visit www.americanidiotthemusical. com . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.