Theatre in Birmingham: Green Day’s American Idiot comes to New Alexandra Theatre

via Matthew for New Alexandra Theatre

Theatre in Birmingham:

Green Day’s American Idiot comes to New Alexandra Theatre

Green Day’s explosive, Tony Award® winning Broadway musical American Idiot, will now embark on a national tour from 19 March 2016, following on from its hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End run, which is currently running at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square until 22 November 2015.

American Idiot will begin its UK tour from 19 March 2016, commencing at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with designs by Sara Perks, lighting by Tim Deiling, sound by Chris Whybrow and musical supervision by Richard Morris. It comes to Birmingham from 10th – 14th May 2016 to the New Alexandra Theatre.

London cast with Amelia Lily centre
London cast with Amelia Lily centre

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009, moving onto a critically acclaimed Broadway run in April 2010.

Its hit songs include Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the blockbuster title track American Idiot from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release 21st Century Breakdown, and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”

Amelia Lily, American Idiot, The Arts Theatre, London
Amelia Lily, American Idiot, The Arts Theatre, London

Amelia Lily (The X Factor) will be reprising her critically acclaimed role, Whatsername, from 5 April at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, with full casting to be confirmed in due course.

Amelia Lily said “I’m so excited to be a part of American Idiot on tour! It’s been an amazing experience playing Whatsername in the West End and now I get to do it all over again next year around the UK, bringing this incredible show to a wider audience who haven’t had a chance to see it in London!”

Amelia Lily, American Idiot, The Arts Theatre, London
Amelia Lily, American Idiot, The Arts Theatre, London

The musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The production is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with musical supervision by Richard Morris, sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling.

American Idiot The Musical is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Other confirmed venues for the American Idiot UK tour include:

Palace Theatre, Manchester (5-9 April)

New Theatre, Cardiff (19-23 April)

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth (26-30 April)

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (10-14 May)

Exeter Northcott Theatre (18-22 May)

Sunderland Empire (24-28 May)

King’s Theatre, Glasgow (31 May – 4 June)

with further dates announced shortly.

Get tickets here: atgtickets.com/shows/american-idiot-2/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham.

Follow the tour on twitter at twitter.com/UKAmericanIdiot.

Follow New Alexandra Theatre on twitter at twitter.com/NewAlex_Theatre.

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