Bright Lights, Big City
Where do you go after you've topped the charts and packed arenas throughout the world? If you're Green Day (or, a few years later, U2) you head to the Great White Way. In 2009, the band and Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer adapted American Idiot for the stage, launching the production first in Berkeley, California, and then, on April 20th, 2010, at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. In an even more improbable twist for the once-snot-nosed punk rockers, Armstrong himself inhabited the role of St. Jimmy for 50 or so shows. After a run of more than 400 performances, the production closed in New York – but not before winning two Tony awards and a Grammy.