Playbill – At this late stage in the Broadway season, with Tony nominations and box office takes at stake, producers don’t like surprises. But that’s what they got this week as the new revival of Jerry Herman‚s La Cage aux Folles, which opened April 18, unexpectedly reaped the best musical reviews of the spring, and American Idiot, the highly anticipated stage version of rock group Green Day‚s iconic concept album, received a more mixed bag of clippings.