American Idiot

For the 95 minutes that this Green Day–scored rock musical has you in its white-knuckle grasp, it will electrify and overwhelm your senses. Michael Mayer pulls out all the directorial stops in this orgy of floor-pounding dance, video washes, concert lighting and constant movement. Note: Billie Joe Armstrong has returned to the role of St. Jimmy for the show's final weeks.—David Cote