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Punk on Broadway

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Green Day takes a lot of flak from purists for not being “real” punk rockers. Well, purists can be an awfully tiresome bunch. Suffice it to say that the band has connected on a deep level with millions of fans worldwide; and these days they’re connecting with theater-goers, too. Their gazillion-selling, Grammy-winning American Idiot album was adapted for the stage a few years after its 2004 release, and it premiered on Broadway in 2010, a run that earned it two Tony Awards. Now St. Louisans can see Billie Joe Armstrong’s big show within the opulent setting of one of our finest venues: the dazzlingly refurbished Peabody Opera House (1400 Market Street; 314-499-7600 or www.peabodyoperahouse.com). Bask in American Idiot's pop-punk glory in its St. Louis premiere at 8 p.m. tonight (March 3) through Sunday, March 4. Tickets are $22 to $92.
March 3-4, 2012

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