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John Gallagher Jr. to Star in Berkeley Rep’s American Idiot

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Green Day is getting the Broadway treatment—and they’re doing it right here in the Bay. “American Idiot,” a musical based on the album of the same name, premieres in September at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Excited yet? Today the Los Angeles Times reported that Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. will star. And that’s not all, “Spring Awakening” fans! “American Idiot” will be directed by Michael Mayer, who also directed—you guessed it—”Spring Awakening.”

Thanks to the LA Times for the heads-up, and stay tuned for more coverage on this uniquely Berkeley production. Tickets go on sale this month.

Photo courtesy Berkeley Repertory Theatre.