| Feb 6, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Ever since his smash hit "Spring Awakening," Michael Mayer has been one of Broadway's hottest, busiest and most distinctive directors. We spoke with Mayer about the tour of his Broadway production of "American Idiot," which opens Tuesday in Chicago, his...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:39 PM
For all their Berkeley punk-rock bona fides — unassailable and enough to send a certain kind of ill-prepared theatergoer headed for an early exit — Green Day songs are actually filled with hope and longing. They may rail hard, loud and long...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot."
"From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:43 PM
A Green Day member sporting a "Free Pussy Riot" T-shirt was about as political as the 2012 MTV VMAs were able to get. The band unveiled yet another new song, "Let Yourself Go," and the song, again, saw the band moving away from the political and social...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is heading to rehab just days before the band is to release the first of three new albums. The revelation comes less than 48 hours after Armstrong ranted and smashed his guitar at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Billie Joe Armstrong, co-founder of Grammy-winning Green Day, has sold his Newport Beach cottage for $1.625 million.
The 924-square-foot house, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, came on the market in the fall at $1.895 million. First constructed...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Some things have happened to Johnny, Tunny and St. Jimmy since "American Idiot" was last in Chicago in February 2012. The Equity actors who were playing those roles in the first national tour of the Green Day musical were dismissed and replaced by a non-...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder.
"I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...
| Apr 23, 2013
One of 2012's best movies came and went without a shred of the attention it deserves, and it’s not as if the film's some obscure, subtitled documentary only a niche audience would see anyway.
It's "Not Fade Away," the tremendous feature writing-...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:06 PM
Max and Jake Caliger were in for a treat at the Newport Beach Film Festival opening Thursday.
The Newport Beach residents, who are 12 and 13 years old, respectively, arrived early at the Edwards Big Newport 6 to see their favorite band, Green Day....
| May 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Michael Mayer knows a thing or two about coming of age.
The Maryland-born director won a Tony Award for his work guiding the 2006 Broadway hit "Spring Awakening," which chronicles teens getting a grip on their budding sexuality. In 2010, he directed...