02-13 – LA TIMES
Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day win musical show Grammy for ‘American Idiot’ album
“American Idiot,” the jukebox rock musical featuring songs by Green Day, is now a Grammy winner.
Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day won the 2010 Grammy Award for musical show album for the musical, which opened in April at the St. James Theatre in New York.
The other nominees in the category were “Sondheim on Sondheim,” “A Little Night Music,” “Fela!” and “Promises, Promises.”
Armstrong wasn’t in Los Angeles to accept the award since he is currently playing the role of St. Jimmy in “American Idiot” on Broadway.
The “American Idiot” album was released by Reprise. The musical uses songs from Green Day’s albums “American Idiot” and “21st Century Breakdown,” both of which won Grammy awards in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
Armstrong will be performing in the Broadway production through Feb. 27. A national tour of “American Idiot” is in the works, with a start date expected in the fall.