Billie Joe Armstrong Working on New Material for Rock Adaptation of Shakespeare
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.14.2013
Green Day frontman returning to theater...
The New York Times reports that Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is composing a new rock adaptation of William Shakespeare.
Armstrong is contributing new material for the Yale Repertory Theater's production of These Paper Bullets, a modern day update of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The play centers on a band from Liverpool who cope with the pressure of the London music business and a fledgling romance. The project is a return to theater for Armstrong who was previously a creative force for Green Day's broadway show American Idiot in 2010.