Sunday, March 29, 2009

CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUNDS OF HYSTERIA? 15 years ago, when Dookie arrived in record stores, the concept of a Green Day musical on Broadway would have been completely unthinkable. Rent didn't arrive until 1996, and Broadway was being dominated by Passion (critically) and Beauty and the Beast (commercially). Now, however, American Idiot: The Musical will premiere in California this fall, and, I presume, eyes Broadway next season alongside the Julie Taymor Spider-Man musical, the Marc Shaiman musicalization of Catch Me If You Can, and Phantom: Love Never Dies.

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