Photo Coverage: Preview Performance of 'Billy Elliot'

On April 22nd Broadway's three Billy Elliots, for BILLY ELLIOT- THE MUSICAL were introduced to the public, and gave a special preview performance of the show. They are David Alvarez from Montreal, Kiril Kulish and Trent Kowalik. They will alternate performances when the musical opens on October 1st 2008 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre

Directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot has recently celebrated its 1000th performance in London and has now been seen by over 1.5 million people and has grossed over £65 million.

Billy Elliot is set in the North East and is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy's dreams.  This staging of Billy Elliot  is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade which broke box office records across the world and was nominated for 3 Oscars and 13 BAFTA Awards.  The score has been composed by music legend Elton John, the most celebrated UK singer songwriter of the last 30 years, choreography is by Peter Darling, designs are by Ian MacNeil with sound by Paul Arditti and lighting by Rick Fisher.

For more information please visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com

Photo Credit Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Stage Atmosphere at the Broadway Launch of BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical held at the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City.


Stage Atmosphere at the Broadway Launch of BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical held at the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City.


Stage Atmosphere at the Broadway Launch of BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical held at the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City.


Eric Fellner


Eric Fellner


Director Stephen Daldry


Director Stephen Daldry


Ensemble performing at the Broadway Launch of BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical


Ensemble performing at the Broadway Launch of BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical


Ensemble performing at the Broadway Launch of BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John & Stephen Daldry


Elton John & Stephen Daldry


Trent Kowalik & Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez with Elton John & Stephen Daldry


Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez with Elton John & Stephen Daldry


Trent Kowalik & Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez with Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John


Elton John & Stephen Daldry


Trent Kowalik & Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez with Stephen Daldry


Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez & Trent Kowalik & Elton John


Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez & Trent Kowalik & Elton John


Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez & Trent Kowalik


Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez & Trent Kowalik


Kiril Kulish & David Alvarez & Trent Kowalik


Kiril Kulish & Trent Kowalik & David Alvarez


David Alvarez


David Alvarez


David Alvarez


David Alvarez


Kiril Kulish


Trent Kowalik


Kiril Kulish & Trent Kowalik & David Alvarez


Kiril Kulish & Trent Kowalik & David Alvarez


Kiril Kulish & Trent Kowalik & David Alvarez


Kiril Kulish & Trent Kowalik & David Alvarez


Kiril Kulish & Trent Kowalik & David Alvarez


Trent Kowalik, David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish


Elton John, Trent Kowalik, David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish


Elton John, Trent Kowalik, David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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