Green Day Star To Join American Idiot Cast For One Week Only

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September 26, 2010 | 8:50pm EST

Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong 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.

The show will give Armstrong a chance to warm up his vocals before hitting the stage with Green Day in Caracas, Venezuela on 8 October when the trio will kick off a South American Tour.

Original Broadway cast member and current St. Jimmy, Tony Vincent, will resume performances on 12 October, following a leave of absence due to “a personal family matter”.

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