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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joins 'American Idiot' Broadway cast for a week

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Image Credit: Gary Miller/Getty ImagesTheatergoers who catch Green Day’s American Idiot rock musical on Broadway this week are in for an extra treat: The key role of St. Jimmy will be played by none other than Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong.

The band’s reps announced the casting via press release, explaining that American Idiot‘s usual St. Jimmy, Tony Vincent, is on “a leave of absence due to a personal family matter.” Armstrong is temporarily replacing him from Sept. 28 (tomorrow) through this Sunday, Oct. 3. After that, Armstrong will head to Venezuela for a Green Day tour; Vincent’s understudies will cover the role until Vincent’s Oct. 12 return.

Are you seeing Billie Joe in American Idiot this week? Wish he’d join the cast full-time? Sound off in the comments below.

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