Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day are no strangers to the world of the stage, having had the Broadway musical, “American Idiot” based on their album of the same name…but have you ever imagined Green Day and Shakespeare?!
The New York Times is reporting that Armstrong has been tapped by the Yale Repertory Theater to write new music for an upcoming adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing”.
Entitled “These Paper Bullets”, the show will follow a band from Liverpool as they navigate romance and the music industry in London. It will premiere in March 2014.
So our question to you…will this musical adaptation/collaboration be one of the greats, a la Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET, or a disaster, a la Keanu Reeves in his own version of MUCH ADO?