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AMERICAN IDIOT National Tour to be launched in Toronto by Dancap Productions

Date: 04/25/2011

Show Contact: Michael Hartman/Leslie Baden Papa/Alyssa Hart;




(New York, NY) Following the triumphant final Broadway performance on Sunday, April 24, 2011, the producers of the critically acclaimed AMERICAN IDIOT announce first North American tour cities and venues. Casting to be announced shortly.

Called “the most adventurous new musical to brave Broadway in the past decade” by The New York Times, AMERICAN IDIOT kicks off in Toronto, ON at the Toronto Centre for the Arts presented by Dancap Productions Inc. Other venues for the tour include: The Opera House in Detroit, MI; Opera House in Boston, MA; Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, NC; Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN; Eisenhower Auditorium in State College, PA; Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO; Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ; AT&T PAC in Dallas, TX; Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA; Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA; and more soon to be announced.

Called “the first great musical of the 21st century” by The Toronto Star, AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.

Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking album American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.

AMERICAN IDIOT began preview performances on March 24, 2010 and opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on April 20, 2010, following its world premiere, twice extended, limited engagement at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (September 4, 2009 - Sunday, November 15, 2009).  The show garnered the 2011 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Musical Show Album,” two 2010 Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a record 10 Fan Choice Awards and the show was honored with Actors’ Equity Association’s Award for “Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity and Equal Opportunity on Broadway.”

The show features Tony Award winning scenic design by Christine Jones (Spring Awakening), costume design by Baryshnikov fellow Andrea Lauer (The Butcher of Baraboo), Tony Award winning lighting design by Kevin Adams (Hair), Sound design by Olivier and Obie Award-winner Brian Ronan (Cabaret), as well as video design by Darrel Maloney. Johanna McKeon is the Associate Director and Lorin Latarro is the Associate Choreographer.