American Idiot closed on Broadway sometime ago, but having gained a lot of fans during its time on the New York stage, the show is far from forgotten. A new documentary called Broadway Idiot, which follows the show’s progression to Broadway, will soon debut at the famed South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Directed by Doug Hamilton, Broadway Idiot is an 80-minute documentary that takes the viewer along with Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong as he goes from performing with his band at Madison Square Garden to actually seeing their hit album American Idiot come to life on the Broadway stage. The film offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it took to make a rock record into a Broadway show and how Armstrong was himself changed by his entry into the Broadway theater world.
Broadway Idiot will debut at South by Southwest on March 15, 2013. Learn more about the documentary here.
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Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jennifer studied Law and moved to New York City at age 24, where she still practices law and writes for abovethelaw.com. Jennifer's profession may be in the land-of-legal, but her passion is for Broadway where she can write about subjects as diverse as Broadway union contracts to show reviews.