Milling About with “Broadway Idiot” Director Doug Hamilton

Robin Milling talks to Doug Hamilton, director of the new documentary Broadway Idiot. The documentary follows the production of Green Day’s Broadway musical American Idiot.

Hamilton shares some of the most exciting moments of the production, including seeing the band see the show for the first time. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong helped in the film’s production, providing Hamilton with old family videos.

He also talks about the upcoming film adaptation of American Idiot, starring Armstrong himself. The musical’s producers are currently in discussion with Tom Hanks’ production company Playtone.

For his next project, Hamilton is doing a 2-hour PBS special on the Normandy landings or, as he says, going “from Green Day to D-Day.”

Listen to the full episode here.

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