Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway

The 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot, will close its doors today after playing 40 preview and 1,304 regular performances on Broadway.

The production recouped its $18 million investment in only 14 months over 492 performances and on Broadway, the show has been seen by 1,659,867 theatergoers to date. Featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreographed by Peter Darling and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot began previews Wednesday, October 1 and opened to critical acclaim on November 13, 2008.

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. Take a look back at the production throughout its run below!

"I've said it before and it remains true today, Billy Elliot has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life - seeing this show produced on Broadway is a dream fulfilled," composer Elton John said in October. "I'm so proud of the brilliant young performers who have mastered the role of Billy on Broadway - their commitment and sheer talent has been the backbone of this production."

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
David Alvarez, Sir Elton John, Kiril Kulish and Trent Kowalik at the 2009 Tony Awards.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Trent Kowalik, David Alvarez and Kiril Kulish with their 2009 Tony Awards for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Gregory Jbara with his 2009 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
David Alvarez and Haydn Gwynne

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
David Alvarez, Haydn Gwynne and the company

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Haydn Gwynne

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Kiril Kulish and company

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Kiril Kulish and company

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Greg Graham presented with Billy Elliot's Gypsy Robe in 2008.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Greg Graham presented with Billy Elliot's Gypsy Robe in 2008.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Dayton Tavares, Liam Redhead, Trent Kowalik, Gregory Jbara, Michael Dameski and Alex Ko celebrate 500 Broadway performances.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Liam Redhead, Dayton Tavares, Trent Kowalik, Michael Dameski and Alex Ko celebrate 500 performances on Broadway.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
BILLY ELLIOT celebrates 1,000 performances on Broadway.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
BILLY ELLIOT celebrates 1,000 performances on Broadway.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway

Joseph Harrington, Jacob Clemente and Dayton Tavares visit SWAN LAKE in 2010.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
BILLY ELLIOT welcomes its 1,500,000th audience member.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
BILLY ELLIOT welcomes its 1,500,000th audience member.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
BILLY ELLIOT celebrates three years on Broadway with the return of the original "Billy"s.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik celebrate BILLY ELLIOT's 3rd Broadway anniversary.

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway

Related Articles



Comment & Share

About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts