Photo Coverage: BILLY ELLIOT at Bloomingdales
Those three talented "Billy Elliots" David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish and Trent Kowalik stopped by Bloomingdales on Lexington Avenue at 59th Street on Thursday January 15th to meet the fans and sign the hit musical's cast CD. BroadwayWorld tagged along with the terrific trio as they mixed and mingled!
A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Billy Elliot officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on Thursday, November 13th, 2008.
Directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot has played over 1,300 performances and recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary in London. Billy Elliot the Musical opened at London's Victoria Palace in May 2005 to unanimous critical acclaim.
The production went on to sweep London's nine awards for Best Musical, including the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. In London, Billy Elliot has now been seen by over 1.5 million people and has grossed over £65 million.
The musical opened to equal acclaim at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia in December 2007. The two current productions have played to over 2.3 million people.
The production features choreography by Peter Darling, scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.
Billy Elliot is playing at the Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036. The running time is 2 hours 45 mins, with one intermission. Shows times are Tuesday 7pm, Wed through Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm.
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Bloomingdales welcomes Billy Elliot
'Bloomies' loves 'Billy'
Photo Credit: BWW-Staff