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Broadway Idiot

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Doug Hamilton

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About the Movie

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 to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Grammy® winner Billie Joe and Tony® winning director Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”) to create the thrilling and one-of-a-kind musical experience. More than just a making-of profile, “Broadway Idiot” is a portrait of a world-famous artist having the guts to try something totally new. The film grants insider access to the actors’ rehearsals, the creative team’s process and live performances that reveal Billie’s transformation from rock star to Broadway star. “Broadway Idiot” provides a unique window into the art of theater as rock stars and stage stars collide and create something never seen before. A FilmBuff Presentation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 20
  • Fresh: 13
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As a chronicle of how one rock star slowly fell victim to the Broadway bug, it's kind of amusing. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Oct 10, 2013

Fresh: A fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining if hardly trenchant show biz documentary ... – Los Angeles Times, Oct 17, 2013

Fresh: For theater geeks, a key interest will be getting rare access to witness how a complex production comes together. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, Oct 9, 2013

Rotten: Less a documentary than a video souvenir playbill. – Inkoo Kang, Village Voice, Oct 8, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Saw it in Austin

I was fortunate enough to win tickets to the first screening of this film this past spring. It gives excellent insight into the process that the play went through and Billie Joe's journey to the stage. Can't wait to watch it again!

Saw it at the Woodstock Film Festival

Terrific film. Fans of Green Day and Broadway won't be disappointed. I'd seen the Broadway show 9 times, so it felt like I'd spent an evening catching up with old friends.

This show is amazing

I saw the Broadway show just this past year and loved it. I can't wait to see this documentary of everything behind the scenes! <3

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