From punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, this electrifying documentary follows Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway veterans to turn his mega-hit album, American Idiot, into a Broadway musical. The film goes behind the scenes to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Grammy® winner Billie Joe and Tony® winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) to create the thrilling and one-of-a-kind musical experience. More than just a making-of profile, Broadway Idiot is a portrait of a world-famous artist having the guts to try something totally new. The film grants insider access to the actors’ rehearsals, the creative team’s process and live performances that reveal Billie’s transformation from rock star to Broadway star. Broadway Idiot provides a unique window into the art of theater as rock stars and stage stars collide and create something never seen before.
- Doug Hamilton
- Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Mayer, John Gallagher Jr.
- Run Time
- 1 hour 21 minutes
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
As a chronicle of how one rock star slowly fell victim to the Broadway bug, it's kind of amusing.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 10.10.2013
A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary ..., Los Angeles Times, 10.17.2013
For theater geeks, a key interest will be getting rare access to witness how a complex production comes together.David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, 10.09.2013
Less a documentary than a video souvenir playbill.Inkoo Kang, Village Voice, 10.08.2013