Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"American Idiot" Theatregoers Drink at St. Jimmy's

Inside the St. James Theatre on Broadway, the producers of the new musical "American Idiot," based on the Green Day album, have eschewed the usual lobby bar and set up a faux Irish pub called St. Jimmy—named after one of the characters in the punk rock concept album.

Actually, it's still pretty much a lobby bar, as far as selection and service go. But it's a neat idea. And you briefly feel like you're at a bar, owing to the neon sign. The bar is also open on both sides, in the front and in back, which faces onto a passageway by which the patrons enter the theatre.

You can take your drinks to your seat in this show, by the way.

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