Green Day’s American Idiot has been adapted for the musical theatre stage and the creative team has been announced. From Playbill:
Tony Award-winning orchestrator and composer Tom Kitt, whose Next to Normal is playing Broadway, has joined the creative team of the new Green Day musical American Idiot, as music supervisor…. Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California announced the creative team for the September-October world premiere… [which will be] directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, who collaborated with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong on the project’s story…. American Idiot will feature the work of … choreographer Steven Hoggett, … Christine Jones (sets), … Kevin Adams (lights), … Andrea Lauer (costumes) and … Brian Ronan (sound), as well as video designer Darrel Maloney.
The original was a concept album, so it seems this might be a feasible idea. I wonder how it will turn out…
It was a concept album, although not as clear a concept album, of coure, as something like Jesus Christ Superstar. I like it (not love) it, but it could work. I think adding Kitt to the team is a very wise choice.