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Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Will Make Broadway Debut in 'American Idiot'

September 27, 2010 (6:32 am) GMT
Before performing with Green Day for a show in Caracas, Venezuela, the rocker will play St. Jimmy onstage in 'American Idiot' although only for a week beginning on Tuesday, September 28.
Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day

star is to make his Broadway debut as one of the lead characters in the musical he helped to create. The punk icon will portray St. Jimmy onstage in "American Idiot" for a week beginning on Tuesday, September 28.

The show will give Armstrong a chance to warm up his vocals before hitting the stage with Green Day in Caracas, Venezuela on October 8 when the trio will kick off a South American Tour. Original Broadway cast member and current St. Jimmy, Tony Vincent, will resume performances on October 12, following a leave of absence due to "a personal family matter".

Vincent's understudies, Joshua Kobak and Andrew Call, will cover the role from October 5, when Armstrong jets off to Venezuela.

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