We had our doubts about a musical based on the CD that got us through our angsty early teen years, but the Berkeley Rep has gone and proved us wrong. First came the stellar reviews, next came Broadway, and now, the Tony noms have rolled in … and boy, have they ever. American Idiot has been nominated for no fewer than three Tony awards. Yup, the Berkeley Rep might just become the dark horse for this year’s award season. With nominations for best lighting design of a musical, best scenic design of a musical, and the ever-impressive best musical. So for all of you who said that you don’t wanna be an American Idiot, maybe it’s time to think again.

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Who’s Nominated? [Tony Awards]