In 2004, Green Day released its American Idiot concept album that told a story about disillusioned youth, the trials of suburbia and escape. A few years later, the album got a makeover and was transformed into a Broadway musical. Broadway Idiot, a full-length documentary that tracks the album’s transformation into the rock musical, debuted at SXSW earlier this year and will see a wider release this fall. It will be released in movie theaters and will also be available on video on demand, Variety reports. The film is directed by Ira Pittelman, who also worked on the musical.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong teamed up with Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”) on the endeavor, which ran at Berkeley Rep in 2009 before opening on Broadway in 2010 with a cast that included John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”), Stark Sands (“Kinky Boots”), Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones and even Armstrong, who stepped in as a cast member for a couple of shows. The production has won Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk awards. Broadway Idiot will open in New York movie theaters on Oct. 11 and will see a wider release on Oct. 18.