Star Spotting: Lady Gaga Watches ‘American Idiot,’ Smooches Billie Joe Armstrong

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So, last night Lady Gaga went to the Great White Way to take in a show. And she apparently opted to skip the possible bodily harm that could have come with watching the controversial staging of “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” and instead took in the punk-rock-opera that is “American Idiot.” And, whaddya know, who did she run into but Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day‘s frontman and auteur of the “American Idiot” musical.

These two make quite a pair! You know, Gaga and Green Day have a lot more in common than you might think. They both make anthems for folks on the margins, mixing in theatricality to emphasize their personal-is-political themes. They both started in thriving scenes (Gaga in the Lower East Side, Green Day in the Bay Area), and they both have a fondness for eye makeup.

After taking in the show, Lady Gaga posed with the cast of “American Idiot” for photos. Check out a shot of her with the troupe, below. Let’s hope there’s a Gaga/Green Day collaboration in the works.