Singer Melissa Etheridge likes to mix it up from time to time and now we’ve learned that she will soon join the Green Day rock opera American Idiot for a full week of performances.
According to the The New York Times Etheridge will perform in the show at St. James Theater from Feb. 1 through Feb. 6 in the role of “St. Jimmy.” The role of St. Jimmy is currently being played by Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
Michael Mayer, the show’s director told the paper:
“Billie Joe and I always believed that it would be incredible to have a woman take on the role of St. Jimmy. This character is seductive, thrilling and dangerous. Melissa Etheridge is all that and so much more.”