Thursday, February 25, 2010

You're Only Looking For Someone To Love

GirlfriendBerkeley Repertory Theatre, the visionaries that brought you the Broadway-bound Green Day's American Idiot, has released many more details on its upcoming Girlfriend, a musical built around Matthew Sweet's landmark album.

Meeting in homeroom. Holding hands. Cheering from the stands. That awkward first kiss. In the world premiere of Girlfriend at Berkeley Rep, boy meets boy. It's an eternal story turned upside down, a dual-Romeo duet that's innocent - and Sweet. "Girlfriend is the breathless testimony of a fool for love," raves Rolling Stone, "a rock ‘n' roll valentine that delivers subtle wisdom with an exhilarating kick." Fall in love with the boy next door at Girlfriend.
The music is so universal that I think this has great potential. Girlfriend is one of the most important albums in my life so why would I think otherwise? I haven't heard a peep about it from Matthew Sweet himself. Green Day never hesitated to embrace the musical. Matthew Sweet - Broadway bound?

Girlfriend opens April 14 and runs through May 9.

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