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Billie Joe cast in American Idiot

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is briefly joining the cast of Broadway musical American Idiot.

Billie Joe helped create the musical, which is based on the band's 2004 Grammy Award-winning album.

The show's producers announced that Billie Joe will take over the role of persuasive drug dealer St. Jimmy for eight performances from this Tuesday to October 3, before leaving town to kick off his band's South American tour.

It's the Broadway debut for Billie Joe, who is temporarily replacing actor Tony Vincent, who's on leave until October 12 for what producers call a personal family matter.

The show follows an anti-hero who flees a deadening suburbia and descends into sex, drugs and fierce guitar playing in his quest to find himself in the big city.

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