Justin Guarini Joins "American Idiot"

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Former "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini will be returning to Broadway tonight in the hit show American Idiot. Justin will be starring as "Will" in the musical starting tonight at The St. James Theatre at 246 W 44th... 000_007_824_guariniaidiot

Former "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini will be returning to Broadway tonight in the hit show American Idiot.

Justin will be starring as "Will" in the musical starting tonight at The St. James Theatre at 246 W 44th Street in NYC.

"Justin blew us away in his audition and I am thrilled to have him join the company of American Idiot," says director and co-book writer Michael Mayer.

Also joining the cast on March 1, 2011 is Davey Havok (lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI) for a limited two week engagement as "St. Jimmy" and original Broadway cast members Van Hughesand Libby Winters will take over the roles of "Johnny" and "The Extraordinary Girl," respectively.

Called "the first great musical of the 21st century" by The Toronto Star, AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey.

Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong and the band collaborate with one of the theatre's most acclaimed creative teams, led by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt, and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett, to bring this explosive, iconic album to the stage.

Tickets range from $127.00 – $49.00 and can be purchased at The St. James Box Office or via telecharge.com (212-239-6200). The performance schedule for AMERICAN IDIOT is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm and 7:30pm. For more info, visit www.AmericanIdiotonBroadway.com.

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