American Idiot and Green Day Go Back to School

Posted: September 27, 2010 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Tired of Syracuse? Head over to Jingletown and enroll at Idiot U, the unfortunately titled interview series held between the cast of American Idiot (the newish rock musical brought to you by Green Day) and lucky ticket holders.

The events were attended by Green Day’s lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong (how we adore his tastefully applied guyliner), director Michael Mayer, and much of the cast and creative team.

Watch John Gallagher Jr. — American Idiot star and Tony winner for his performance in Spring Awakening — explain how he and Billie Joe are, in fact, different people:

Sad you missed it? Me too — apparently Billie Joe called an audience member a cunt for asking something stupid. But that’s not the only reason. American Idiot is still running: get tickets.

For some more inspiration to road trip to New York, Green Day stops by the show whenever they’re in town. Make the middle-schooler in you scream and giggle (internally, of course). No comment on what I did or didn’t do when this photo was taken…

Amelia and Billie-Joe!

~ Amelia Bienstock

  1. Dee says:

    So happy to see my favorite band, Green Day on the JERK blog!

    And if anyone needs anymore incentive to see American Idiot on Broadway, Billie Joe will be playing the role of St. Jimmy for just this week!

  2. Amelia says:

    I know!! I’m so mad I’m missing it. I actually wrote another blog post about it, but it’s in the process of being edited.

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