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Billie Joe Armstrong Taking On Shakespeare

Billie Joe Armstrong is taking another shot at musical theater via a collaboration with another Billy -- Shakespeare, that is.

According to Playbill, the Green Day frontman has written the music for These Paper Bullets, a musical re-vamp of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Plans for the show began taking shape last year, and the Yale Repertory Theater in Connecticut has announced that it will run from March 14th through April 5th.

The modernized story places a rock band called The Quartos in the middle of Shakespeare's tale, with an added storyline: "Their fans worship them. Scotland Yard fears them. And their former drummer will stop at nothing to destroy them. Can these fab four from Liverpool find true love in London and cut an album in seven nights?"
 

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