10 years after their breakthrough success, Green Day decided to write a rock opera. Disenchanted by President George W. Bush, the record told a story of an American teen dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 and the Iraq War. The album was so big that five years later it was turned into a very successful Broadway musical. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” stands out on an album full of very unique compelling songs like “American Idiot” and “Holiday”.
Fun Fact: While not originally in the show, Billie Joe Armstrong did do some brief engagements on Broadway, playing the character of St. Jimmy.
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