American Idiot: Hit Rock Musical Based on the Green Day Album
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Barry Manilow returns to his first love, writing musicals, with the much-anticipated Harmony. This musical story of the world's first hit boy band is based on the true tale of six talented young Germans who came together in the 1920s and took the world by storm. With a signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and hilarious stage antics, the Comedian Harmonists were an actual group that sold millions of records, starred in films and packed the prestigious concert halls around the globe -- until the rise of Nazi Germany split them apart. Inspired by the story, Manilow and his co-creator, writer-lyricist Bruce Sussman, created this musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends and their quest for true harmony in one of the most discordant periods of world history. Learn More
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Great music. I love the original album. The stage musical is light on story though. Since we are left with a lot of music that feels a bit similar from song to song, at times the show can feel kind of "one note" emotionally. Don't get me wrong, I love the music and had a good time. Good show for me personally. I just think they could have built the story out more. Concerning the choreography, there are a couple of numbers that are extremely well done but too many of the others just feature the cast kind of sitting there, or standing around, shuffling about, or head banging (frequently out of synch with one another). The execution of the dancing is good but not great. If you are going to go 95 percent music and almost no dialogue then the dance, staging, blocking has to be perfect and in this show it is only fair. American Idiot doesn't have quite enough of an emotional build over time either. Rather, it just kind of goes, and then at some point, it ends. As I said before, it was enjoyable and generally well done but not great. I'd probably give it 3.5 stars if Goldstar would allow you to give half stars. Recommended but not top notch.
Slinging razor guitars, thundering drums and an anti-hero named Johnny. Not the prelude of typical entries in the canon of musical theater. But these elements herald a groundbreaking American musical all the same: with the burning passion of characters who yearn for something more, songs bursting with emotion and a story that dares you to feel and celebrate and hope.
The music of Green Day and the lyrics of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong captured the zeitgeist of a generation with its Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum album. American Idiot puts those raw emotions front and center in a highly theatrical and thoroughly satisfying rock opera that burns up the stage.
Monster hits like “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the title track soar like they were written for the stage under the direction of Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), choreography by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal).