From punk-rock opera to Broadway musical
Who’s an American idiot? Certainly not Green Day. In 2004, the trio of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and TrÃ© Cool revived their band’s career with a concept album, “American Idiot,’’ which snagged a Grammy and a ton of favorable press. It became a one-act stage musical and in 2010 went on to Broadway, where it ran for over a year. Now its first national tour has begun, and it’s coming to the Boston Opera House this week.