AMERICAN IDIOT Tickets On Sale November 12, 2011
DANCAP PRODUCTIONS LAUNCHES
NORTH AMERICAN BROADWAY TOUR OF GREEN DAY'S
Toronto Centre for the Arts
December 28, 2011 - January 15, 2012
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12 @ 10AM!
Tour Cast Features Original Broadway members and three Canadians!
The explosive Broadway hit AMERICAN IDIOT will launch its First North American Broadway tour, as well as launch the Dancap 2012 Broadway Series, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts this December. Tickets will be available to the general public for the first time on Saturday, November 12.
"There's no two ways about it, the coolest parents are taking their kids to AMERICAN IDIOT this holiday season!" declared Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions. "If you want your surly teenager to smile again, or your deaf uncle to hear again, take them to the Tony Award-winning, groundbreaking Broadway musical, Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT-it is just as thrilling as a live concert! The perfect holiday gift for everyone, AMERICAN IDIOT is unlike anything else you have ever seen, or are ever likely to, on stage at the Toronto Centre for the Arts".
Casting has been announced for the upcoming North American tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the two-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit called "wonderfully raucous" and "emotionally charged" by The New York Times, which will premiere in Toronto December 28, 2011 - January 15, 2012 before continuing on to 14 other markets across the United States.
Original Broadway cast member Van Hughes will star as Johnny, the role in which he concluded AMERICAN IDIOT's Broadway run, along with Canadian Jake Epstein as Will, Scott J. Campbell as Tunny, original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as Whatsername, Nicci Claspell as The Extraordinary Girl and Joshua Kobak as St. Jimmy.
AMERICAN IDIOT will also feature two Canadian ensemble members, Talia Aaron and Gabriel Antonacci, along with Krystina Alabado, Larkin Bogan, Matt DeAngelis, Dan Gleason, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tommy McDowell, Jillian Mueller, Vince Oddo, Okieriete Onaodowan and Kaitlyn Terrill.
Winner of two Tony Awards®, AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT will give audiences the time of their lives night after night on tour in the same way it did during its acclaimed Broadway run at the St. James Theatre from March 2010 to April 2011.
The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "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 Grammy Award-winning 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown" including "21 Guns" and an unreleased love song, "When It's Time."
AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with lyrics by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The show is choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett ("Black Watch") with music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt ("Next to Normal"). The tour features Tony Award®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and Tony Award®-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams.
The acclaimed creative team also includes costume design by Andrea Lauer, sound design by Brian Ronan, video and projections design by Darrel Maloney, music direction by Jared Stein, associate choreography by Lorin Latarro and associate direction by Johanna McKeon.
AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show "the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade" and the Toronto Star naming it "the first great musical of the 21st century!"
Launched only 5 years ago, in 2007, by Aubrey Dan, DANCAP PRODUCTIONS INC. is a Tony Award®-winning commercial theatre company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. DANCAP is dedicated to producing and presenting the very best of Broadway-style theatre, created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams. International and Broadway credits include The Addams Family, Memphis, Ghost the Musical, Wicked, Come Fly Away, Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, [Title of Show], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, In The Heights and Jersey Boys. In the summer of 2012, Dancap Productions will present the world premiere of an original Broadway musical, prior to its Broadway engagement. Dancap is proud to be the lead producer of Prince of Broadway, a celebration of the legendary director and producer, Harold "Hal" Prince, whose career considered the most influential and successful in the American theatre. In October 2011, Dancap announced the entire 2012 season which consists of American Idiot, In The Heights, Shrek The Musical, West Side Story, Disney's Beauty And The Beast, Million Dollar Quartet, plus two bonus shows, A Christmas Story and The Musical! and Prince Of Broadway. www.DancapTickets.com
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8
December 28, 2011 - January 15, 2012
Opening Night: Thursday, December 29 @ 8pm
Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday @ 2pm
Extra Performances: December 29 and 30 @ 2pm, January 8 @ 7pm
Tickets to AMERICAN IDIOT will be available beginning Saturday, November 12 at
Groups starting at 8 can save up to 25%, call 416.644.3666 or toll free at 1.866.960.7469
Tickets On Sale: Saturday, November 12, 2011
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