Broadway hit 'American Idiot' on campus for one performance

Contact: Cara Barnes
Photo of cast of American Idiot.

"American Idiot" in town for single March 26 performance

KALAMAZOO—Award-winning Broadway musical "American Idiot," featuring the music of Green Day, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26.

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Winner of two Tony Awards, "American Idiot" is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post-9/11 world. The musical features the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot" from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release "21st Century Breakdown," and the unreleased "When It's Time."

"American Idiot" opened on Broadway in April 2010 to overwhelmingly positive reviews, with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show "the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade" and the Toronto Star naming it "the first great musical of the 21st century."


"American Idiot" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Broadway Plus Series. Tickets range from $20 to $55. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

A special day-of-show promotion offers tickets starting at $10 for area students, redeemable only on Tuesday, March 26, as long as seats remain.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at or (269) 387-2245.