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'Green Day' Rocker Calls Out School Censorship Of 'American Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment

Welcome to a new kind of tension. Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong has spoken out about censorship after Enfield High School in Connecticut said ...

My September Seattle Theatre Summary; 20 for 20 as the Season Opens

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.02.2016 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

During the last twenty days of September, I attended twenty Seattle area theater productions. I didn't go to one each day, but some days I'd attend a matinee and then an evening show. It was a wonderful whirlwind that continues in October. Here are a few of what I consider to be highlights that are still playing.

Green Day's American Idiot Premiers at ArtsWest With an Energizing Immersive Edge

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.18.2016 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

Green Day's American Idiot recently premiered at West Seattle's ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, and the show was as edgy and vibrant as promised in the theater's description.

Seattle's ArtsWest Prepares a Radically New Production of Green Day's American Idiot

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.04.2016 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

Something amazing is happening in a small West Seattle theater. ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery has been a mainstay of the community for quite decades, but I don't think they've ever created anything as edgy as their upcoming production of Green Day's American Idiot.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Green Day's Broadway Moment

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

A new documentary is taking a behind-the-scenes look at Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's 2010 Broadway debut. "Broadway Idiot," which hit...

PHOTOS: Green Day's Tony-Award Winning Musical Returns

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.02.2012 | San Francisco

"American Idiot" may have had its New York run, but it's always been a Bay Area show. And this month, Green Day's rock opera finally returned. Audi...

'American Idiot' Singer, Songwriter Team Up Again

Carmel Dean | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Carmel Dean

There's a "sweet spot" in a singers voice where, as a composer, you want your song to sit. It is where they will be able to hit their highest, strongest note (the "money note") and thrill the audience, and still not have their lower notes compromised.

Song Blog #1: 'Still I Rise'

Carmel Dean | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Carmel Dean

Song Blog is a YouTube series for those people who are interested in not only hearing and seeing original work being performed for the first time right before their eyes, but who also like to have a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway actors who learn and perform these songs.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Says Next Album Will Be About Sex

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt have revealed that the tracks on their upcoming album will focus on sex. Unlike the politica...

In Priase of My Dumb-as-Dirt, Stupid Phone

Pamela Haag | Posted 04.06.2012 | Home
Pamela Haag

My cell phone is an idiot. It's a straight-up, dingbat dumb-ass. It can't do anything, except make phone calls, and has no competency to tell me where...

Former 'Degrassi' Star Almost Made It To 'Glee'

Spinner | Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

Actor/singer Jake Epstein is no stranger to angst. As Craig Manning on Canadian teen-soap "Degrassi: The Next Generation," the aspiring rock star stru...

'American Idiot' On Its Way To Hollywood

Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment

From Grammys to Tonys to perhaps even Oscars? "American Idiot," the hit Broadway play based on the Grammy-winning Green Day concept album, is in ta...

'Sweetness' Follows Jimmy Eat World

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The multi-hit wonders are on the road headlining again in support of their Sept. 28 release "Invented," which follows chart-topper "Chase This Light" which was released in 2005.

Culture Zohn: American Idiot: Does It Speak Across Generations?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-30-zohnpull.jpg I had worn my short, black, pointy booties, tight black pants and a semi see-through black sweater, but from the moment I entered the theater I was worrying, "Am I too old for American Idiot?"

Give My Regards to Dookie: American Idiot Rocks Broadway

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Broadway musical adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot had the potential to be this generation's Hair, a musical that truly reflects the times in which we live in.

Green Day's American Idiot Underscores Broadway's Current Non-Star Practices

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Box-office magnets like American Idiot will keep coming alongside shows with someone like Nathan Lane and whatever gobsmacking star salary he gets.

Music's Past and Future Meet on Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

While American Idiot shows the future of Broadway musicals, Million Dollar Quartet provides the backstory to the journey that the music industry took to get us to this point.

Tony Awards Reflect a Boring Broadway Season

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

When musicals like Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet are able to snag nods for best musical... it's certain that the creative juices flowing around Times Square were strained this past season.

Rock Music Belongs on Broadway, Says President Andrew Jackson

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Quit filling stages with the same old shows year after year, because it is the key 18-35 demographic that will need to fill seats, and an over-the-hill Gypsy will not pass muster.

PHOTOS: Green Day Surprises Fans At Final Sound Check For 'American Idiot'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Green Day attended the final sound check for the new Broadway musical inspired by their album, "American Idiot" Tuesday. The highly-anticipated show o...

Ladies and Gentlemen... Green Day!

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

We should all hail Green Day, the first punk rock band to come to Broadway. Except, before we all cheer, I want to note that Green Day is not actually coming to Broadway.

Star Wars In Concert Comes To Denver: Where Does It Rank With Other Questionable Musical Adaptations? (VOTE, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Get excited, Denver: Star Wars In Concert is coming to town, playing at the Pepsi Center on October 18th. The event will feature a live symphony orch...

Green Day at Madison Square Garden: Kickass Tunes, Cheap Pops, and Moon Shots

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Green Day genuinely seemed into the audience, and wanted to make sure everyone had a good time, got off their asses and focused on something other than texting someone on their iPhone.