Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is reportedly being replaced on Broadway in the Green Day production of American Idiot. By Melissa Etheridge!!! What???!!!
Armstrong is currently in the midst of a 50-performance run with the show thats based on Green Day’s 2004 “punk opera” album, but will take a break between February 1st and 6th. Stepping into the role of the drug-dealing St. Jimmy will be Etheridge.
I’m going To New York in May and was kinda excited about seeing American Idiot. I knew that Billie Joe wasn’t gonna be there at that point, and that was fine. But if I paid good money to see a Green Day Broadway show… and I got Melissa Etheridge… I’d be angry.
Armstrong, who co-wrote the stage production, will return to the role on February 10th and stay through the end of the month.
And oh yeah, Green Day will release a new concert album called Awesome As F*** on March 22nd.