10:56 am - 07/17/2010

American Idiot cast performs on Good Morning America

The cast opened with the chorus of "American Idiot," accompanied by a mixture of choreographed movement and punkish freestyle head-banging, getting the audience excited. They ended with the salute to punk rock, their fists held in the air as the audience screamed.

The audience waited patiently as host Robin Roberts talked about the cast and show, but some of the actors passed the time by doing flips. Finally, lead actor John Gallagher Jr. stepped onto the stage with a guitar, singing the beginning verse of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," accompanied by violins, and eventually the rest of the cast. Then they transitioned to the faster-paced "Holiday."

After a break, and more praise from George Stephanopoulis, star Rebecca Jones sang "Letterbomb" (with some swear words taken out) while the other female castmembers danced. After Jones called out, "Wake up, America!" the guys arrived onstage and sang the opening verse of "American Idiot."

Guitars in hand, the cast ended their set with "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," the song that has ended many a Green Day show.

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ecrivais 17th-Jul-2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
how the hell did green day inspire a broadway musical?
filmic_1109 17th-Jul-2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Well American Idiot is actually a rock opera...so they went from there.
queenwashu 17th-Jul-2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
it's actually a REALLY beautifully innovative musical.
grande_latte 17th-Jul-2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
what's the plot of this musical?
jessepinkman 17th-Jul-2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
3 friends, trying to get out of their town, one's girlfriend gets pregnant - stays, one joins the army, and one meets a girl and starts having problems.
watchsnowfall TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 06:24 pm (UTC)

paoletta Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
ey_up Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I could watch that for hours...
watchsnowfall Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
michelleantonia Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.18th-Jul-2010 08:05 am (UTC)
jessepinkman Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 06:32 pm (UTC)

klinche Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 06:36 pm (UTC)

lauracoy Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
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juel1979 Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm amazed I recognized him so fast as the guy who played twenty year old Conor in Nip/Tuck.

I've watched too much of it lately with it being in Netflix.
emerald_skies Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
My contribution:


I will never get tired of seeing him on ONTD (even though I hope he never actually checks this place out after that fan sign thing because I think he'd be scarred for life).
kasiowy Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
candiceb83 Re: TURNING THIS INTO A STARK SANDS POST.17th-Jul-2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
A++ gif
unoriginaldream Possibly a Stupid Question17th-Jul-2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
Is this musical worth seeing?
jessepinkman Re: Possibly a Stupid Question17th-Jul-2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
song_bird88 Re: Possibly a Stupid Question17th-Jul-2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
lifeoftheparty2 Re: Possibly a Stupid Question17th-Jul-2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
From what I've heard, no. But, I think it's all in the taste.
queenwashu Re: Possibly a Stupid Question17th-Jul-2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
god yes. it was fucking beautiful and clever and the vivid imagery is priceless.
unoriginaldream Re: Possibly a Stupid Question17th-Jul-2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it's worth it, thanks for replying everyone!
screwher 17th-Jul-2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
green day sucks as well as these songs
except good riddance
principino 17th-Jul-2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'm loling at the "salute to punk rock" from a bunch of musical-theater freakshows live on Good Morning America. I think we're through the looking glass/in the matrix, etc.
filmic_1109 17th-Jul-2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
someone has an open mind.
principino 17th-Jul-2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
I do! But also critical thinking skills.
theactualworst 17th-Jul-2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yes because ALL musical theater kids are gay and only like showtunes.
_______awshucks 17th-Jul-2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
not all musical-theater people are the same
jiigsaw 17th-Jul-2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
i'm starting to get a little bored seeing these guys everywhere, tbh. i'll probably turn into a total stan after i finally see the damn thing, though.
jessepinkman 17th-Jul-2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
the performances for tv are meh, but the real thing is a million times better!
queenwashu 17th-Jul-2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. go see it. i saw it a month ago and was blown away. so much so that i'm seeing it again in september when i go back to the city.
jiigsaw 18th-Jul-2010 01:09 am (UTC)
i have tickets for the end of august to go see it. i was really skeptical, but i haven't met one person who didn't absolutely love it.
cherrybombx 17th-Jul-2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
shit's cornier than a movie theater trashbag
ugly_jacket 17th-Jul-2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
filmic_1109 17th-Jul-2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
Don't knock it till you've tried it.
jessepinkman 17th-Jul-2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
sugar and spice and everything nice wasnt made for only girls!
rvrthms 17th-Jul-2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
i want to see this.
_______awshucks 17th-Jul-2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
I was surprised at how much I love this musical
emptypostcard 17th-Jul-2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they didn't perform 21 guns this time
theactualworst 17th-Jul-2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
~Waiting for the movie.

I'd love to see it live but I also being able to pay my rent and eat. :/
jessepinkman 17th-Jul-2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
do you live in ny?
theactualworst 17th-Jul-2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Not the city. I live in Buffalo, NY.
beautifulmonstr 17th-Jul-2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
i remember loving this album when it came out - but i just can't listen to some broadway people sing the songs. its weird
filmic_1109 17th-Jul-2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Well the broadway people doing this show don't have "broadway" type voices..
beautifulmonstr 17th-Jul-2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
its still all harmonized and weird. idk don't get me wrong, i'm not opposed to broadway at all, i'm just not really into this
filmic_1109 Haters To The Left17th-Jul-2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Give it a chance first, you'll be surprised at how awesome it actually is.
queenwashu Re: Haters To The Left17th-Jul-2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
this this this. i'll stan this show until the day i die.
queenc9704 Re: Haters To The Left18th-Jul-2010 04:20 am (UTC)
YES. i never expected to love this show as much as i do
orlybb 17th-Jul-2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
i really want to see this
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