American Idiot to be staged in the New Globe Iconic Store

Several years back, it was just a dream of mine to see American Idiot live. I fell in love with it when I first heard the broadway version of 21 Guns. I was actually fine with just watching videos of it in Youtube thinking that it will be impossible for the production to be brought here in the Philippines. And then, just recently, the news came out...

Finally, American Idiot The Musical is going to be staged in Manila!

9Works Theatrical, in partnership with Globe, is bringing to the country the award-winning broadway musical inspired by the songs of Green Day, the American Idiot. 9Works Theatrical has been trying to get the rights of the musical for it to be shown here since 2012. It was only until late last year that they got a resounding YES from the producers.

Green Day's American Idiot revolves on the story of the three main characters, Johnny, Will, and Tunny, struggling to find meaning after the 9/11 incident. The show will bring the spirit and the energy of disenchanted youth searching for the meaning of life with some of the best songs of Green Day’s career, including 21 Guns, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, and Wake Me Up When September Ends.

Directed by Robbie Guevara, the Philippine-adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot will be featuring some of the best rock stars in the country lead by Jason Fernandez (former Rivermaya front man and The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 finalist), Miggy Chavez (Chicosci lead vocalist), and Nel Gomez (Grease, The Glass Menagerie). Joining them are some of the veteran theater actors namely Yanah Laurel (Spring Awakening, Rizal X) and Alex Godinez (Grease, High School Musical), Ela Lisondra (Disney Paris and Hong Kong, and recent Miss Saigon alumnus), Philippine Rock icon Basti Artadi (Wolfgang lead singer), Norby David (former Rivermaya lead vocalist), Kai Atienza (GMA 7 artist), Ariel Reonal (seasoned thespian, Hong Kong Disney and Miss Saigon alumnus), Gian Gloria (Euro Pop Berliner Perle finalist, Marco Polo musical), Mako Alonso (La Cage aux Folles, Rivalry), Sarah Facuri (Grease, No Filter), Chesko Rodriguez (La Cage aux Folles, Universal Studios Singapore), Shalee Vicencio (Disney’s Camp Rock, Alice in Wonderland), Mark Tayag (Rent, The Wedding Singer, Grease) and Kendrick Ibasco (Pinocchio, Rivalry).

Here's a 'really short' snippet on the cast's performance during the press conference. Too bad we can't upload the full video due to property rights issues. Anyway, this will still give you a glimpse on what it is to expect in this musical.

Another exciting thing about this production is that it will open the newest Globe Iconic Store's entertainment facility. The world-class Globe Iconic Store, located in Bonifacio Global City Ampitheater, is pioneering a glass bridge that connects two separate stores in opposite buildings. On its sides are two massive LED screens, thus making it convertible into a performance space. 
“Green Day’s American Idiot is the perfect play to launch the Globe Iconic Store. With the world class entertainment venue we can provide and its unique location, American Idiot’s dynamic story can fully utilize the facility and deliver an immersive theatrical experience like no other. But more importantly we are doing this to be a medium of awareness of the youth today, and bring a valuable lesson of what today’s generation should avoid such as drugs, peer pressure, teen pregnancy and more.” -  says Globe Retail Transformation and Stores management Head, Joe Caliro.

Green Day's American Idiot will run from June 24 to July 9, 2016 at the Globe Iconic Store in BGC Ampitheater. For tickets, you may contact Ticketworld at 8919999 or visit

You may also get a chance to win 2 FREE tickets when you subscribe or recontract to myLifestyle Plan 999 and up from May 20 to June 21.

Check out some of the photos taken during the press conference of American Idiot held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Glorietta, Makati:

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Edward Santos

EDnything is a lifestyle and entertainment blog featuring great deals and happenings in the Philippines. It also features food reviews, gadgets, showbiz, movies and theater plays, and more!

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