Melissa Etheridge - Melissa Etheridge To Star In 'American Idiot' Musical
Melissa Etheridge will take to the stage on New York's Broadway to star in Green Day's musical 'American Idiot' next month.
Melissa Etheridge is to play a man in 'American Idiot'.
The 49-year-old singer is set to star in Green Day's stage musical as St. Jimmy - a role most famously played by the 'Basket Case' hitmakers' singer Billy Joe Armstrong - on New York's Broadway for a week beginning February 1.
'American Idiot' opened in April 2010 and has been hailed a success, picking up a six accolades including two Tony Awards last year, and has enjoyed reasonable ticket sales.
Billy Joe first stepped into the lead role in September, sending sales soaring above $1 million during his run.
He will reprise the part after Melissa, returning to the stage on February 10.
Earlier this month, the 38-year-old singer-and-guitarist said he would now like to start working on another musical.
He said: "I think I'd be interested in the future of really getting into writing specifically for a show, that's something I'd really love to do."