Broadway is about to get a star-powered punk infusion.
Armstrong will star as St. Jimmy in eight performances of the production from September 28 through October 3. The play is a rock opera that follows the story of a musician named Johnny who is haunted by St. Jimmy, an apparition that helps fuel Johnny's drug addiction.
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Tony Vincent usually plays the role of St. Jimmy, but he is leaving the production until October 12 to attend to a family matter. Understudies will fill the role the second week as Armstrong will join his fellow band mates in Caracas, Venezuela, to start a South American tour.
Armstrong will be making his Broadway debut as a performer with his turn in "Idiot." However, he's helped promote the musical and he's also a co-writer of the book based on the production.
"American Idiot" won two Tony Awards, best sets and best lighting for a musical, but lost best musical to "Memphis.