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Green Day Musical "American Idiot" Opens Carnegie's 2019-20 Season

American idiot, the musical by rock band Green Day, opens at the Carnegie in Covington on August 10 and runs through the 25th.

The show opens the Carnegie's 2019-20 theatrical season.

The Broadway production of American Idiot won two Tony Awards, while its the 2004 album of the same name went multi-platinum and won a Grammy.

The high-energy rock opera follows three disaffected young men living in suburbia who have dreams of a different life in the city. They embark on their big move, only to find their friendships breaking down over family responsibilities, military enlistment, and the allure of drug abuse. Each young man must make peace with the circumstances of his life to find his way back home and to the friends he left behind.

“We wanted to start the 2019-20 season with something big, and Green Day fits the bill,” said Maggie Perrino. “’American Idiot’ is a cultural icon of the early 2000s, and the music captures the angst and struggle of a generation.” 

The rock opera features all of the songs from the “American Idiot” album, as well as others from Green Day. The hits include “American Idiot,” “Holiday,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Give me Novacaine,” “21 Guns,” and “Wake Me up When September Ends.”

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

More details at www.thecarnegie.com.

-Staff report