According to the New York Times, Broadway veteran and Green Day member Billie Joe Armstrong is set to write songs for "These Paper Bullets" at Yale Repertory Theater. The show, which is a rock version of "Much Ado About Nothing," will premiere in March 2014. The show will be directed by Jackson Gay, and will be about 'a band from Liverpool dealing with romance and the music industry in London.'
Also included in Yale Rep's new season will be "The House That Will Not Stand," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Owners," "Accidental Death of an Anarchist," "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls."
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Best known as the lead vocalist, main songwriter and lead guitarist for the American punk rock band Green Day, Armstrong recently brought one of his most popular concept albums to Broadway- American Idiot. In 2010, Armstrong joined the cast of American Idiot, which won two Tonys, for one week in the role of St. Jimmy. He replaced the original Broadway cast member Tony Vincent in Fall of 2010 and returned to the role for 50 performances in January 2011.
Yale Repertory Theatre is a leading professional American theatre dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences. A champion of new work, Yale Rep has produced well over 100 premieres-including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists-by emerging and established playwrights, brought to thrilling life by the theatre's most daring directors, innovative designers, and celebrated actors.
Eleven Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, and countless other plays first produced at Yale Rep have been presented at theatres across the country. Our productions have garnered more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards, and Yale Rep itself is the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.
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