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Original Broadway Musical American Idiot Songbooks Now Available from Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational music publishing since 1922 and the official print publisher of Green Day and thousands of popular artists, is proud to release the complete songbooks to the Tony Award®-winning, original Broadway musical American Idiot, featuring legendary rock band Green Day.

Two separate songbooks have been released: an authentic guitar TAB edition, arranged in full notation and TAB, as well as a matching piano/vocal songbook, including chords for guitar. Each edition matches the original cast recording of American Idiot and contains professionally transcribed versions of all 22 of the songs, a complete synopsis of the show, and several pages of beautiful color photographs that capture of essence of the show as it is performed on stage. As well, each musical arrangement was personally reviewed and approved for publication by Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), the show's arranger and musical director.

Deemed by The New York Times as a “true rock opera” and called a “game-changing, gorgeous head-rush of a musical” by the Chicago Tribune, American Idiot became an instant hit shortly after its debut and has garnered numerous awards from Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and the Tonys. Now Green Day fans and Broadway fans can unite with these punk rock Broadway songbooks, which feature newly arranged and orchestrated versions of songs from Green Day’s Grammy® award-winning albums American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown.

Green Day: American Idiot -- The Musical songbooks are now available for $21.99 each. Pick up your copies at a local music retail store, or buy them today at alfred.com.

Titles: American Idiot * Jesus of Suburbia (Jesus of Suburbia, City of the Damned, I Don't Care, Dearly Beloved, Tales of Another Broken Home) * Holiday * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Favorite Son * Are We the Waiting * St. Jimmy * Give Me Novacaine * Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel * Last Night on Earth * Too Much Too Soon * Before the Lobotomy * Extraordinary Girl * Before the Lobotomy (Reprise) * When It's Time * Know Your Enemy * 21 Guns * Letterbomb * Wake Me Up When September Ends * Homecoming (The Death of St. Jimmy, East 12th St., Nobody Likes You, Rock and Roll Girlfriend, We're Coming Home Again) * Whatsername * When It's Time (Bonus Song).