Green Day Documentary Headed to the Big Screen
By: Gary Graff

Green Day's "American Idiot" is headed from the stage to the big screen in October.

"Broadway Idiot," the documentary about the theatrical adaptation of the group's Grammy Award-winning 2004 concept album, will open October 11 in New York City before rolling out the following week to more theaters in North America on to various On Demand services.

The film, which debuted in March during the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, was directed by Doug Hamilton and traces the "American Idiot's" development from its start at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California in 2009 to its move to the Great White Way the following year, where it won Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design and was nominated for Best Musical.

In a statement Hamilton said that, "We are thrilled to...bring the labor of love and dedication that is 'Broadway Idiot' to everyone across the country in theaters and across all digital platforms. It's like bringing Billie Joe Armstrong and Broadway right to your doorstep."

"American Idiot" has been touring since late 2011.

Another Green Day documentary, "Quatro!" -- about the making of its 2012 albums "Uno!," "Dos!" "Tre!" -- is due out on DVD on August 26.

Green Day is in England this weekend to play at the Reading and Leeds Festivals today (August 26) and Saturday (August 27) respectively.

CLICK HERE to learn out more about Gary Graff and his award-winning music journalism including the books he has written on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.


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