Green Day’s rock musical American Idiot is closing on Sunday after an extended run at Berkeley Rep, but the show’s producers are already plotting their next move: yesterday they posted a casting notice for an upcoming Broadway production. Playbill reports that there’s still no schedule or theater for the new production, and that the casting notice doesn’t necessarily mean that original cast members won’t return for the Broadway run.
The lead producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman were also behind another very successful Broadway rock musical (maybe you’ve heard of it, it’s called Spring Awakening), so the move to the big stage doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Of course, it’s hard to say whether or not Broadway audiences will shell out $75-a-ticket to be mocked in musical form.
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