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posted by Chad Jones on Fri, Feb 12, 2010
in Backstage buzz , Our shows

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21 Guns

Tickets to the Broadway production of Green Day's American Idiot go on sale at midnight, Sunday, February 14 (what a sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day!), and to commemorate this auspicious event, we'd like to share Michael Riedel's column from the New York Post.

After describing the Tony Awards as the "Toyota of awards shows," Michael points out that the most lucrative awards show on television is turning out to be the Grammy Awards. On this year's broadcast, Green Day was joined by the Broadway cast of American Idiot to perform the Grammy-nominated song "21 Guns."

Apparently the 26.6 million viewers liked what they saw. Michael reports:

"By the end of the night, American Idiot had sold nearly $1 million worth of tickets. Sales have been strong through the week, sources say, and the musical is beginning to show real hit potential."

We could have told him that. Read the column in its entirety .

For tickets to American Idiot at the St. James Theatre, visit the show's official site .

Above photo: Rebecca Naomi Jones and Billie Joe Armstrong perform "21 Guns" at the Grammy Awards. Photo courtesy of


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