BOSTON Â- A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats in the first two rows will be held daily for Green DayÂ’s AMERICAN IDIOT, which will be playing a limited one week engagement, January 24 Â- January 29 at the Boston Opera House. Each day, 2Â 1/2 hours prior to show time people who present themselves at the Boston Opera House box office (539 Washington Street, Boston) will have their names placed in a lottery drum and then thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $28 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.
AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony AwardÂ®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer with direction by Tony AwardÂ®-winner Mayer («Spring Awakening»). The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett («Black Watch»), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt («Next to Normal»). The Tony AwardÂ®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony AwardÂ®-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour.
Nominated for three Tony AwardsÂ®, AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world, and 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 DayÂ’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green DayÂ’s 2009 release «21st Century Breakdown,» and an unreleased love song, «When ItÂ’s Time.»
PERFORMANCES ARE: Tuesday at 7:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 1:00pm and 6:30pm
ADDITIONAL TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are currently available through an authorized ticket seller found only at Ticketmaster 1-800-982-2787 and by visiting www.BroadwayInBoston.com. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling the Broadway In Boston Group Sales office directly at 617-482-8616 or by email www.BostonGroups@BroadwayInBoston.com.