Broadway’s “American Idiot” saw a high dropoff in sheet sales following a depart of special guest star Billie Joe Armstrong.
In a initial week following a exit of Amstrong — who fronts a stone rope Green Day, on whose song a prolongation was built around — a uncover saw a weekly box-office grosses tumble from $1.3 million to $395,275 for a customary 8 performances by Sunday, a New York Times reports.
Billie Joe Armstrong Boosts ‘American Idiot’ Ticket Sales
That arrange of dropoff typically leads to a shutting of a Broadway show, a Times noted. A uncover repute declined to comment.
The Times records that a slew of other expel members also have over as their contracts came to an end, including Tony-winning star John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Esper.
Meanwhile, “American Idol” Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini and AFI frontman Davey Havoc recently assimilated a cast.
Armstrong’s participation typically increased a grosses by 50 percent.