Original post: It's a completely reasonable question: How did Billie Joe Armstrong go from grimy 924 Gilman denizen, to world-famous rock-star, to a dude who wears make up and sings in a Broadway musical?
That's the question answered by Broadway Idiot, a new documentary about the making of Green Day's American Idiot Broadway show that's coming to S.F. this month.Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and follows the production's move to New York and Billie Joe's eventual taking over the role of St. Jimmy -- his final, complete acceptance of the world of Broadway. We got to see the documentary at SXSW this year, and gained a new appreciation for the insane amount of work and attention to detail that went into creating the musical. Broadway Idiot comes to S.F. for one night only, Oct. 18, at the Vogue Theatre. More details on the website; check out the trailer above. -- @iPORT