September 27th, 2010
05:28 PM ET
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is getting ready to rock Broadway: The musician is set to make his theater debut this week in "American Idiot," the hit rock opera he co-authored.
From September 28 through October 3, Armstrong, 38, will take on the role of St. Jimmy, a ghostly apparition who helps fuel lead character Johnny's drug addiction. Tony Vincent, who usually plays St. Jimmy, has temporarily left the show to attend to family matters, but will return October 12.
"American Idiot," playing at the St. James Theatre, is based on Green Day's 2004 smash album of the same name. "We've always thought that somehow there should be some sort of stage version," Armstrong told MTV News, "because that's what was going on in our heads."
And Vincent told Broadway.com that collaborating with Armstrong on the project has been an actor's dream. “We both operate in such different echelons and platforms, so there’s always this exchange of creativity, but also encouragement and validity in what we both bring to our individual arenas.”
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