Green Day will be back in Los Angeles with a date at the Forum on Aug. 25, and those who want to further explore the theatrical side of the band's last two albums -- 2004's "American Idiot" and this spring's "21st Century Breakdown" -- may want to take a trip up to Berkeley the following week for the premiere of the "American Idiot"-inspired musical. Tickets, writes our sister blog Culture Monster, will be on sale Friday. That's supposedly earlier than the Berkeley Repertory Theatre had originally planned.
"American Idiot" will open up north on Sept. 4. Here's some more details, as reported by David Ng:
Ticket prices start at $32 – and will be sold for half that for anyone under 30 years of age, according to the theater.
"American Idiot," which runs through Oct. 11, will feature music from the band's Grammy-winning album of the same name, plus selections from their album "21st Century Breakdown." Directed by Michael Mayer, who also staged "Spring Awakening," the show will have a live onstage band and a youthful cast of 19 actors, including Tony-winner John Gallagher Jr.
The theater says that phone and in-person sales for "American Idiot" will begin Aug.16 at noon. The numbers are (510) 647-2949 or (888) 4-BRT-Tix.
Of course, Green Day fans are probably already aware of this, but pre-sale tickets are available now if you purchase through the band's site and enter a promotional code.
-- Todd Martens
Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times