The entire Broadway cast of “American Idiot,” the musical based on the album by Green Day, will be performing the Grammy-nominated song “21 Guns” with Green Day at the 52nd Grammy Awards this Sunday.
Then on March 24, they will begin performances (minus Green Day) at the St. James Theater on Broadway, with opening night scheduled for April 20th, 2010.
When producers Tom Hulce (remember him from Amadeus?) and Ira Pittelman announced the complete Broadway cast, it turned out that the cast is much the same as it was when it played to packed audiences at the Berkeley Rep last year.
Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening)
Tony Award Nominee Stark Sands (Journey’s End)
Michael Esper (A Man For All Seasons)
Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange)
Christina Sajous (The Wild Party)
Mary Faber (Avenue Q)
and Tony Vincent (Jesus Christ Superstar).
The cast also features Declan Bennett (RENT), Andrew Call (Cry-Baby), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Miguel Cervantes (â€¦Spelling Bee), Joshua Henry (In The Heights), Van Hughes (Hairspray), Brian Charles Johnson (Spring Awakening), Joshua Kobak (RENT), Lorin Latarro (Movin’ Out), Omar Lopez-Cepero (North American tour of Evita), Leslie McDonel (Hairspray), Chase Peacock (High School Musical), Theo Stockman (Hair), Ben Thompson (Cyrano with Placido Domingo), Alysha Umphress (bare), Aspen Vincent (Dirty Dancing) and Libby Winter (White Noise).
Here is my review of “American Idiot” when I saw it at Berkeley Rep last October.