[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Green Day[/lastfm]‘s album-turned-Broadway musical, American Idiot, has seen its share of famous faces as part of the cast recently with both Melissa Etheridge and Billie Joe Armstrong himself starring as the role of St. Jimmy.
Now, another famous rocker will step into those shoes for a limited run – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]AFI[/lastfm]‘s Davey Havok!
Following an off-Broadway run, the Broadway production of American Idiot officially opened April 20, 2010 at the St. James Theatre. The plot surrounds a group of angry youths fed up with with American suburbia. The supporting character, St. Jimmy, is basically an alter-ago of Johnny, the show’s main character, currently played by John Gallagher Jr.
St. Jimmy gives Johnny everything he’s ever wanted, whether good or bad, and eventually causes him to re-evaluate his life.
Davey Havok will step into the role of St. Jimmy beginning March 1, 2011, for a limited two week run, following Melissa Etheridge’s week-long run, and Billie Joe’s 50 performance run in the same role. (Also joining the cast at this time, in the role of Will, is American Idol season 1 runner-up, Justin Guarini, but we won’t talk about that.) If anyone’s making a trip out there for this show, I will be forever jealous!
For more information on the show:
American Idiot on Broadway