The feature length documentary Broadway Idiot, which charts Green Day singer/songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong’s journey to Broadway with his musical American Idiot, is scheduled to arrive in New York City movie theaters on October 11, opening nationwide on October 18.
Broadway Idiot was directed by Doug Hamilton and had its premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas earlier this spring. The documentary film was later screened at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
For people who can’t find Broadway Idiot at their local cinema, the documentary will be available to watch on Video On Demand as of October 18.
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.