Nice! This will be a really inneresting change of pace!
Melissa Etheridge will be hitting the Broadway stage next month, taking on the role of St. Jimmy for a one-week period in the musical American Idiot!
For the rest of February, Green Day frontman - and American Idiot's composer/co-author - Billie Joe Armstrong will play the part!
Director Michael Mayer says:
“Billie Joe and I always believed that it would be incredible to have a woman take on the role of St. Jimmy. This character is seductive, thrilling and dangerous. Melissa Etheridge is all that and so much more. She's a rock icon and we couldn't be more thrilled that she's bringing her immense talent to American Idiot.”
Her appearance will DEFINITELY peak some interest, we'd imagine!
We're very curious to see what she does with the part!
ST. JIMMY 2011 Performance Schedule:
* BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG: January 18 - 30
* MELISSA ETHERIDGE: February 1 - 6
* BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG: February 10 - 27
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.
[Image via WENN.]