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Green Day's 'American Idiot' musical opens in Los Angeles to mixed reaction

Musical opened a six-week run in California on Tuesday night (March 13)

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Green Day's American Idiot musical enjoyed a mixed reaction from critics as it opened in California's Ahmanson Theatre on Tuesday (March 13) night.

The show is based around songs from Green Day's last two studio albums 'American Idiot' and '21st Century Breakdown'. A feature film version of the musical, which is being produced by Tom Hanks, is currently in development.

Reviewing the show, PerezHilton.com were not wowed, saying that the show was "disappointing" and "very one note".

Whosurmuse.com were keener, but not universal with their praise, saying that although the show "succeeds in so many levels", it is also laden with faults.

The musical, which finished a lengthy run at St James Theater on Broadway earlier this year, will visit eight cities on a UK tour that begins in October 2012.

The tour starts at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on October 9 and will run until December 16 at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo.

'American Idiot' will visit:

Southampton Mayflower Theatre (October 9 - 13)
Cardiff Millennium Centre (15 - 20)
Edinburgh Playhouse (22 - 27)
Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (29 - November 3)
Dublin Grand Canal Theatre (5 - 10)
Manchester Palace Theatre (12 - 24)
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre (26 - 30)
London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (December 3 - 16)


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