Green Day - Armstrong Joins Idiot For 50 More Shows
GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is returning to the Broadway stage - he will take part in 50 upcoming performances of his punk rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT.
Armstrong will reprise the role of St. Jimmy in the show inspired by Green Day's songs after original castmember Tony Vincent bows out on 30 December (10), producers announced on Tuesday (30Nov10).
The rocker - who composed and co-wrote the show - will kick off the New Year as a Broadway star, making appearances from 1 to 9 January (11), and again from 18 to 30 January and 10 to 27 February (11).
Armstrong made his Broadway debut in the show in September (10), winning over theatre critics and sending box office sales soaring above $1 million (£666,670) during his week-long run. The show, which debuted in the Big Apple last April (10), grossed $600,000 (£400,000) last week (ends26Nov10).