Sad news theatre fans. Or should I say Green Day fans. Anyway it was announced today that Tony nominee American Idiot will play it's final performance on Broadway April 24 at the St. James Theatre. When it closes it will have played a total of 421 regular performances and 27 previews. It was also announced today that Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong will return on April 5 for the final weeks.
The show which first premiered at the Berkley Rep in late 2009 opened to rave reviews from the critics in March 2010. However good reviews doesn't necessarily translate into big box office numbers. Now while the show started off strong due to good word of mouth it has struggled at the box office the last few months with sales only hitting record numbers when Mr. Armstrong was in the show.
To be honest I was expecting the show to close at the end of the of last month but then the producers went and announced a brand new cast so like most I assumed it would be here at least thru the Summer. Now the good news is that because the show is closing you can get some great deals. From now thru April you can get tickets to see American Idiot for below face value. Good deals like these don't come around everyday so don't delay. Get your tickets to see American Idiot on Broadway. You will love it.
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