From punk rock mosh pits and sold—out stadiums to the Great White Way, this electrifying documentary follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway veterans to turn his mega-hit album, American Idiot, into a Broadway musical.
The film goes behind the scenes with Billie Joe and Michael Mayer as they create a thrilling musical experience. More than just a making—of documentary, Broadway Idiot is a portrait of an artist having the guts to try something totally new. The film provides insider access to the creative process and reveals Billie's personal transformation from rock star to Broadway star.
“Packed with revealing and sentimental moments-the movie brings even more depth and meaning to the music from one of Green Day's most successful albums.”—Rolling Stone
“Doug Hamilton's documentary provides an all-access backstage pass to the rock musical.”—Hollywood Reporter
“Broadway Idiot is a snappy, big-hearted portrait, four years in the making, of transforming the guts and tunes of Green Day's seminal album American Idiot into the Broadway musical.”—Entertainment Weekly
Official Selection SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection BFI LONDON Film Festival