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Billie Joe Armstrong musical 'These Paper Bullets!' coming to LA, NYC

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Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse announced Friday the West Coast premiere of These Paper Bullets!, featuring music and lyrics by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, a co-production with New York’s Atlantic Theater Company.

The “modish ripoff of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing,” written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy nominee Rolin Jones and features music and lyrics by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, will open the 2015-2016 season at Gil Cates Theater.

The musical was commissioned by the Yale Repertory Theater and opened there in 2014. These Paper Bullets! will head back to the East Coast to the Linda Gross Theater in New York for November and December as part of the Atlantic Theater Company’s 30th anniversary season. It will run in LA from Sept. 8 to Oct. 18, with opening night set for Sept. 16. 

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