Who would’ve thunk that Green Day’s iconic punk/rock sound would make it to Broadway? Directed by Michael Mayer, the show uses the 2004 Grammy-winning album’s key characters and political themes to tell a story track by track.
Green Day’s Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mike Dirnt got a special preview of the musical when they attended the final sound check at St. James Theatre on March 23. Here they are posing with the entire cast:
And no, Green Day is not appearing on the show. Think of it as a Spring Awakening type of play.
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In just three hours, 10,000 people grabbed the free passes to the 2009 MTV European Music Awards in Berlin, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. How ironic that the organizers mounted a 12-foot wall at the venue to keep those without tickets from watching the show.
That didnâ€™t stop the musical guests from giving earth-shaking performances. Beyonce Knowles not only bagged the best female artist award and best song award for â€œHalo,â€ but also wowed the audience with her racy red outfit as she performed her hit â€œSweet Dreams.â€
Wall-to-wall would be an understatement for Katy Perryâ€™s costume changes and hosting skills. From her various red carpet frocks to her glittering stage costumes, Perryâ€™s wardrobe did not disappoint fans that night.
Other highlights included performances by Green Day, Tokio Hotel and Leona Lewis. For a complete list of winners and a gallery of red carpet garbs, visit the official MTV Euro site.