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By Kate Ward
Updated January 18, 2011 at 08:23 PM EST
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Melissa-Etheridge

Image Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesMelissa Etheridge has been tapped to appear for one week as St. Jimmy in Broadway’s American Idiot, the show’s producers announced today. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will finish his 50-show turn as St. Jimmy following Etheridge’s one-week engagement, which will take place from Feb. 1 to Feb. 6. “Billie Joe and I always believed that it would be incredible to have a woman take on the role of St. Jimmy. This character is seductive, thrilling, and dangerous. Melissa Etheridge is all that and so much more. She’s a rock icon and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s bringing her immense talent to American Idiot,” Michael Mayer said in a press release.

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