Peter Mazurowski, Neil McCaffrey & Gabriel Rush Join BILLY ELLIOT This Fall

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Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Peter Mazurowski will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, in the role of ‘Billy.' Joining him will be Neil McCaffrey and Gabriel Rush alternating in the role of ‘Michael.'

Mazurowski, 13, trained at the New Hampshire School of Ballet and will make his Broadway debut as ‘Billy.' He will be the 10th boy to perform the role on Broadway. Rush, 12, makes his Broadway debut after playing the role of ‘Michael' in the first national touring production of Billy Elliot in Chicago. McCaffrey, 12, was most recently seen on Broadway in Bye, Bye Birdie as Randolph McAfee and Mary Poppins as Michael Banks.

Liam Redhead will play his final performance as ‘Billy' Sunday, August 29, 2010 and Michael Dameski will play his final performance as ‘Billy' Sunday, September 5, 2010.

Peter Mazurowski, Neil McCaffrey & Gabriel Rush Join BILLY ELLIOT This FallBilly Elliot the Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

Billy Elliot the Musical, the show that Time Magazine called "The Best Musical of the Decade," currently stars Jacob Clemente, Michael Dameski, Alex Ko, Liam Redhead and Dayton Tavares as Billy, Kate Hennig as Mrs. Wilkinson, Gregory Jbara as Dad, Carole Shelley as Grandma, Jeff Kready as Tony and Neil McCaffrey and Gabriel Rush as Michael.

Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical range from $41.50 to $141.50, and can be purchased at the Imperial Theatre Box Office (240 West Peter Mazurowski, Neil McCaffrey & Gabriel Rush Join BILLY ELLIOT This Fall45th Street) or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or visiting www.Telecharge.com. The playing schedule for Billy Elliot through Labor Day is as follows: Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.

Billy Elliot the Musical is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are Executive Producers. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.

For more information, visit www.BillyElliotBroadway.com.

Peter Mazyrowski (Billy): Hi, my name is Peter Mazurowski and I am 13 years old. I am thrilled to have the honor of playing the role of Billy Elliot. From a young age, I always dreamed of performing on Broadway, and I am so grateful that I finally get the opportunity. I was inspired to dance by my older sister Dana, and started dancing at age six at New Hampshire School of Ballet where I trained in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, and acrobatics. I also danced competitively and was fortunate enough to be the recipient of many awards and scholarships. Thank you to everyone at Billy Elliot for making this such an amazing experience! Thanks so much to Mom, Dad, Dana, Uncle Chris, all my family and friends at home, my NHSB teachers- especially Jen, Sandy, Megan, Mary Beth, Angie and my NHSB team!! I could never have done this without each and every one of you!

Neil McCaffrey (Michael): Broadway: Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), Bye Bye Birdie (Randolph McAfee). Workshop: Please Don't Eat the Daisies. Reading: On a Glorious Day. NJ Community Theater: Hexagon Players, Paper Mill Playhouse class productions, Brundage Park Playhouse. Neil is honored to be part of Billy Elliot! Thanks to Mom, Dad, sisters Kara and Leigh, agent Dina Bogner, and vocal coach Margaret Ann Gates.

Gabriel Rush (Michael): Gabriel is thrilled to be part of Billy Elliot. This is a role he has wanted since his first audition two years ago. Most recent shows: 101 Dalmatians - National Tour, Birdie, Oliver, and HSM. Gabriel has trained with Seven Star School of Performing Arts and won several awards: Hall of Fame, Star Quest, Access Broadway and ADA. Thanks Nicole Aravena, Bill Coates, Becky Baxter, John Shea, Nora Brennan, Fia, brother Jakob, Mom and Dad for all their support.


Photos (from top): Peter Mazurowski, Neil McCaffrey, Gabriel Rush

 

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