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Billy Elliot the Musical Live

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broadwayfreak2
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Billy Elliot the Musical Live
Posted: 6/14/14 at 03:43am
http://playbill.com//news/article/192351-Billy-Elliot-The-Musical-to-Be-Screened-Live-to-Cinemas-in-UK-and-Around-the-World

I think this is a neat idea, and it's a phenomenal show (in my opinion). Do you think it will be released on DVD afterwards?
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broadway_show_fan
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Billy Elliot the Musical Live
Posted: 6/14/14 at 11:32am
I'm super excited for this! I went to the website to buy tickets but it seems like it's only for UK right now - is there a link to the US ticket sales? I google searched and couldn't find anything either.
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broadwayfreak2
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Posted: 6/14/14 at 05:39pm
I'm only finding locations in the UK as well.
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broadway_show_fan
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Posted: 6/14/14 at 07:56pm
Maybe they'll announce locations here soon - they only just announced it and probably had it all logistically figured out for the UK first.
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mjohnson2
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Posted: 6/14/14 at 07:58pm
ugh, as if more people needed to be exposed to this heap of trash.
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CATSNYrevival
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Posted: 6/14/14 at 08:13pm
Love the show. I do hope they eventually release it on DVD because I'm usually working every time they do these one night only cinema showings.
Jonwo
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Posted: 6/14/14 at 08:15pm
I imagine the show will get a DVD release as Universal is involved but I imagine it'll by country by country basis since the show is running in several places and they probably don't want to hurt ticket sales.
Jonwo
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Posted: 6/14/14 at 08:15pm
I imagine the show will get a DVD release as Universal is involved but I imagine it'll by country by country basis since the show is running in several places and they probably don't want to hurt ticket sales.
NewYorkPulse24
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Billy Elliot the Musical Live
Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:10am
i missed the War Horse live broadcast - does anyone know where if that is at all on dvd anywhere?
NewYorkPulse24
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:10am
double post
Updated On: 6/17/14 at 01:10 AM
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willep
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:41am
No, there is no DVD of War Horse. It's very rare that shows get a DVD release, and the NT Live series never does.
CATSNYrevival
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:47am
^That's not entirely accurate.
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Mister Matt
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 08:58am
I would love to see this again. I hope it broadcasts in Chicago. I also missed the War Horse and Frankenstein screenings.
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kp
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 09:38am
"ugh, as if more people needed to be exposed to this heap of trash."
By coincidence that was my exact reaction to mjohnson2's post.
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willep
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 12:07pm
Haha, CATS, I tried to be careful with my wording there, but wasn't quite careful enough...I should have said there is no "official" DVD of War Horse...
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mjohnson2
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:50pm
kp, that doesn't make sense. Are you saying that people don't need to be exposed to my posts? I'm pretty sure that this is an opinion forum and all are welcome to post their's (as are you). If you like the show, good for you. I personally think that it is an insult to modern theatre, but you can think otherwise.
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kp
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 03:18pm
It makes as much sense as your provocative statement.I don't mind you not liking the show but sometimes it is wiser to say nothing or express it in such a way that is sensitive to other peoples opinions. You obviously haven't found a way to express an opinion without saying things like "insult to modern theatre", which is insulting the many people who like it.
Fan123
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Posted: 7/3/14 at 06:58am
There's been a slight update to the website regarding these screenings: dates for Ireland, Sweden (both 28 September like the UK) and Australia (5 October).
Link
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Sutton Ross
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Posted: 9/8/14 at 10:50pm
It's not even for sale in this country though.
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rob_hanson1979
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Posted: 9/18/14 at 11:36pm
I'm sure North America will get a release. I can't wait!
mikey2573
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Posted: 9/19/14 at 06:42am
I have heard that the BILLY ELLIOT cinema showing in the USA will take place in November. It will definitely be released commercially.
jemjeb2
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Posted: 9/19/14 at 06:54am
Well put, KP.
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themysteriousgrowl
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Posted: 9/19/14 at 07:41am

I also missed the War Horse and Frankenstein screenings.

Matt, FRANKENSTEIN usually re-broadcasts around Halloween, and it'll be doing so here in Pittsburgh. You should check the NT Live site for October dates in Chicago.
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Huss417
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Billy Elliot the Musical Live
Posted: 9/19/14 at 08:30am
"Tony Award-winning Best Musical BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is set to be released on Blu-ray following the upcoming live worldwide presentation of the final West End performances being broadcast in movie theaters at the end of this month."

Maybe I missed something but the article makes it sound like the show is closing the end of the month. I went to the website and they are selling tickets through 2015.

Prices until 16th May 2015 (All ticket prices include a 1.20 theatre restoration levy)

Mon-Thu: 66.20, 48.70, 38.70, 28.70, 20.70*

Fri & Sat: 68.70, 50.70, 38.70, 28.70*, 20.70

Prices from 18th May 2015 (All ticket prices include a 1.50 theatre restoration levy)

Mon-Thu: 67.50, 49.50, 39.50, 29.50, 19.50*

Fri & Sat: 69.50, 52.50, 39.50, 29.50*, 19.50

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I'm a starkid
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Billy Elliot the Musical Live
Posted: 9/19/14 at 09:41am
As far as I know Billy Elliot is not closing anytime soon in the West End, I think it's doing quite well actually and still going strong.

I'm very excited for it personally, and hoping I get to go see it. If not then a dvd release! On the topic of live screenings, does anyone know if the Nance got a dvd release?

 
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