Now we can add American Idiot to the list. The world premiere of Green Day's rock opera received very little love around here, but it proved successful enough in its time at Berkeley Rep to prompt a run on the Great White Way. Previews begin tonight at the St. James Theatre, with an official opening on April 20.
We haven't heard the end of it, either: new rumors hint that Tom Hanks may be optioning the musical for a feature film. None of this should be too surprising when you consider that Green Day's 2004 album sold over 14 million copies worldwide -- but even so, Berkeley Rep deserves huge praise for helping maintain the presence of Bay Area theater on the national stage.Follow us @SFAllShookDown.