After an acclaimed world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California, the new musical American Idiot will rock Broadway.
Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and featuring music by multi-Grammy Award winning punk trio Green Day, the new rock tuner takes the St. James Theatre beginning March 24, 2010. Opening night is set for April 20.
American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, lived through Green Day's electrifying score. The musical includes every song from the acclaimed album "American Idiot," as well as several songs from the band's Grammy Award-winning new release, "21st Century Breakdown."
Mayer leads a creative team that includes scenic design by Tony nominee Christine Jones, video and projection design by Darrel Maloney and lighting design by Kevin Adams.
The energetic, generational, media-saturated set is fed by 15 Hippotizer HD V3 media servers supplied to the production by SenovvA, Inc. supported by Green Hippo Special Projects division. Twelve of the Hippotizer HDs are specially configured, running custom software, each outputting four 1280x720 feeds to a total of 44 HD Sony monitors which are built into the set. The remaining three HD Hippotizers utilize Green Hippo's new revolutionary UberPan™ feature to create an ultra-HD scenic projection across the surface of the set via three sideways-mounted 20k Barco projectors. All the HD Hippotizers, plus one HippoCritter™, are networked by Hippotizer's Zookeeper™ software running a timeline triggered by the show's lighting control console, an ETC EOS.
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