Let’s face it: punk-rock outfit Green Day have always seemed like the last band you’d expect to have a Broadway musical created after one of their records. (Almost as unlikely as Bono and The Edge doing a Spider-man musical—but I digress…) Nevertheless, the resulting stage adaptation of American Idiot went on to play over 400 shows on Broadway starting in 2010, garnering a Grammy, two Tonys and a Drama Desk award.
Now, for those of us still scratching our heads over this one, a new documentary is set to tell the whole story, as Variety reports. Broadway Idiot, directed by Doug Hamilton and produced by Ira Pittleman, chronicles the process of collaboration between Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and stage director Michael Mayer in developing the concepts for translating the album to the stage. The documentary premiered last spring at SXSW.
Broadway Idiot will open on October 11 in select New York theaters, with a wide theatrical and video-on-demand release set for a week later.