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Billie Joe Armstrong Writing Songs for Rock Adaptation of Shakespeare

Green Day frontman contributing to Yale Repertory Theater production

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
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March 14, 2013 4:55 PM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong is returning to the theater by writing new music for a Yale Repertory Theater adaptation of Shakespeare. According to the New York Times, the Green Day frontman is contributing to These Paper Bullets, a rock adaptation of the Bard's Much Ado About Nothing that follows a band from Liverpool as they navigate romance and the music industry in London. It will premiere in March 2014.

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Armstrong already has musical theater credibility under his belt, having adapted Green Day's American Idiot to Broadway in 2010. Green Day resumed their postponed U.S. tour earlier this month and will stay on the road until their April 19th show in Los Angeles.

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