'American Idiot,' the musical, gets a Grammy preview

green-day-grammys-320.jpgGreen Day is going to Broadway.

The Grammy-winning former punk-rock band will see its 2004 concept album "American Idiot" turned into a Broadway musical starting in late March, when previews begin at the St. James Theater in New York. The official opening is set for April 20.

Viewers of the Grammys got a peek at the musical -- which will also include songs from the group's "21st Century Breakdown" -- at the Grammys on Sunday (Jan. 31), when the trio and the show's cast performed "21 Guns" together. (Green Day also picked up a Grammy Sunday night for best rock album.)

In some ways, adapting "American Idiot" into a musical makes perfect sense: The album was conceived as a rock opera, and tells a story from beginning to end. But a stage musical is a long way from the band's punk roots.

A Green Day musical -- is that something you might be interested in? What did you think of the band/cast's Grammy performance?

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