16. Green Day Go Broadway
Punk rock and Broadway are at two ends of the musical spectrum, but in 2010 Green Day decided to bridge that gap by turning their 2004 smash LP American Idiot into a Broadway play. It was a pretty big gamble. Broadway productions cost a fortune to mount, and many don't recoup their losses. The reviews were mostly great, but when sales slipped Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong stepped into the leading role. It's scheduled to close on April 24th, but there are plans to bring it on the road – thereby giving hope to punk rock theater nerds everywhere.