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Musical (2010)

Musique: Green Day
Paroles: Billie Joe Armstrong
Livret: Billie Joe Armstrong • Michael Mayer

Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Berkeley Repertory (Berkeley - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : vendredi 04 septembre 2009
Première : mardi 15 septembre 2009
Dernière : dimanche 15 novembre 2009
Mise en scène : Michael Mayer
Chorégraphie : Steven Hoggett
Avec : Johnny - John Gallagher, Jr. / Will - Michael Esper / Tunny - Matt Caplan / St. Jimmy - Tony Vincent / Whatsername - Rebecca Naomi Jones / Heather - Mary Faber / The Extraordinary Girl - Christina Sajous / Favorite Son - Joshua Henry
Presse : “American Idiot is that rare creature, a true rock opera…directed with polish and precision by Michael Mayer, on a spectacular set by Christine Jones…Green Day’s potent gift for irresistible tunes delivers the emotional contours of the story…their lushly melodic music is played with impressive raw power…American Idiot possesses a stimulating energy and a vision of wasted youth that holds us in its grip.”—New York Times
“Wildly entertaining…The music of Green Day practically blasts the lid off Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre. The cast and creative crew match the pulsating wall of sound for sheer energy and pump it up with Broadway-quality pipes, stage-rattling, thrashing choreography, flying bodies and walls crammed with pulsating video and projected images. Never has the Roda appeared more expansive yet bursting with images and action…The rock opera that opened Wednesday, in a world premiere with Broadway aspirations written all over it, packs plenty of excitement and entertainment into a remarkably theatrical rock concert…The lyrics are crystal clear as well. Every poetic twist and angry pun of Armstrong’s words comes through.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Rock on! The much-anticipated Green Day musical delivers big-time…A collaboration between veteran Broadway director Michael Mayer and Billie Joe Armstrong, the Berkeley-bred punk trio’s frontman, the amped-up rock opera is now in its explosive world premiere…Intensely directed from start to finish, the relentless adrenaline rush of the piece makes its rare moments of quiet hit home that much harder…On the heels of Passing Strange, the last alternative-rock musical Berkeley Rep sent to Broadway, this production marks the troupe’s emergence as a major player in the development of hip, new musicals that harness the effervescence of pop culture.”—Bay Area News Group
“The cast, led by Tony-winner John Gallagher Jr., is phenomenal and the physicality they bring to the show and Steven Hoggett’s punk-esque choreography deserves a lot of praise. The sets, lighting, video and projection design are all amazing, creating a huge, urban jungle gym of concrete platforms, flat-screen TVs, and ad-plastered walls that keep every scene visually alive…This show is a sure-fire crowd pleaser—last night’s audience leapt to its feet twice.”—
The San Francisco Examiner says American Idiot is “opening the world of theater to people who’ve not experienced its power before.”—San Francisco Examiner