Today tickets went on sale for the Detroit runs of popular Broadway musicals American Idiot and Rock of Ages.
American Idiot was a 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical and the 2010 Grammy award winner for Best Musical Show Album, which featured the music of Green Day.
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong crafted the lyrics for the album as well as helped create the book with Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening).
The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal).
Nominated for three Tony Awards, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. T
“Since its inception, audiences have been surprised by the emotional journey the show takes them on, told almost exclusively through Green Day’s songs, including many they are already familiar with and love,” said Tom Hulce, producer. “This is such a potent time for our country and the search of our characters for what to believe in is gorgeously celebrated through Billie Joe and Green Day’s wonderfully lush score,” he added.
The musical features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album.
Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time”.
American Idiot will run from January 17-22 at the Detroit Opera House with performances at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets for the show range from $25-$75 (includes facility fees) and are available at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
Rock of Ages is making its return to Detroit from February 21-26 at the Fisher Theatre.
Rock of Ages is the tale of life In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer and in L.A.’s biggest rock club fell in love to the soundtrack of the greatest song of the Eighties.
The musical is a worldwide phenomenon with smash hit productions in Australia, London, South Korea and still rockin’ on Broadway, featuring 28 classic rock tunes including “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “We Built This City”, “The Final Countdown”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Here I Go Again”, “Harden My Heart”, “Can’t Fight this Feeling”, “Renegade” and “I Want To Know What Love Is”.
Rock of Ages is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys) wiith a book by Chris D’Arienzo (writer and director of the film Barry Munday), original arrangements by David Gibbs (Counting Crows) and the Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Ethan Popp (Tarzan).
Tickets for the Detroit showings of Rock of Ages range from $29-$79 (includes parking and facility fees).
The musical will be showing Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.