Billy Elliot News

Photo Flash: Netflix Releases New Images & Trailer for THE CROWNPhoto Flash: Netflix Releases New Images & Trailer for THE CROWN
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Friday, November 4th, audiences around the world will be introduced to the Netflix original series THE CROWN and given a sneak behind the curtain on the personal, political and deeply private world of Queen Elizabeth II (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Living Legend Chita RiveraExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Living Legend Chita Rivera
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 26, 2016

The Legendary Chita Rivera got her musical theatre start at the age of 17 on the 1st national tour of 'Call Me Madam' and every step since then has paved the way to making her Carnegie Hall debut on Monday Nov. 7th 2016 at 8:00 in Chita: Nowadays. Chita refers to herself as an eternal gypsy, talks about how dancing is acting without words, and that listening is the best way to learn the craft. With ten Tony nominations and two wins, and with consummate wisdom and skill, Chita shares that many of the disciplines that made her a star, she learned from dancing in the chorus. When the universe opens a door, Chita Rivera always peeks in.  (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi DenchProduction Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

The Highland Park Players Presents BILLY ELLIOTThe Highland Park Players Presents BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Highland Park Players will soon present the non-equity Chicago area premier of the 10-time Tony Award winning show, Billy Elliot the Musical. Asher Alcantara of Wilmette and Cade Pearlman of Highland Park will be alternating the role of the iconic character, Billy. The musical that has won hearts of millions will be performed at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Avenue, from October 21st through November 6th. Performances are: October 21, 22, 28, 29 and November 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 pm and October 23, 30 and November 6 at 2 pm. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert SeriesJemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at RubiconAndrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Lyric Brings THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Back to Plaza TheatreLyric Brings THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Back to Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will present its hit, Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, October 13 through November 5 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre.  This triennial production will feature a cast of local favorites, including Matthew Alvin Brown as Riff Raff, Lexi Windsor as Columbia, and Vince Leseney as Eddie/Dr. Scott. Tickets are on sale now, and start at $31. (more...)

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in UtahSting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New MusicalsMarcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Martin Kemp to Play Sam Phillips at the Royal Festival HallMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Martin Kemp to Play Sam Phillips at the Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End hit today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza which appears at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest. Million Dollar Quartet plays a limited season starring Martin Kemp from Saturday 17th December 2016 - Monday 2nd January 2017. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Set for Irish Rep's Re-Opening CelebrationMatthew Broderick Set for Irish Rep's Re-Opening Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced the official re-opening of the new Irish Repertory Theatre, the New York home for Irish and Irish-American theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabaret for a Cause Performs at This Year's 92Y Street FestivalPhoto Flash: Cabaret for a Cause Performs at This Year's 92Y Street Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Cabaret for a Cause performed at the 92Y Street Festival on Sunday, September 18th. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Set to Play at Ocean State TheatreBILLY ELLIOT Set to Play at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), is thrilled to announce the opening of their fifth season in their comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick. The company's 2016-17 season begins with theRhode Island Professional Premiere of the ten-time Tony® Award-winning musical, Billy Elliot: The Musical, which opens in previews on September 28. (more...)

BWW Previews: BILLY ELIOT: THE MUSICAL at Fulton TheatreBWW Previews: BILLY ELIOT: THE MUSICAL at Fulton Theatre
by Scott Serio - Sep 19, 2016

Billy Elliot Lights Up the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster; opens Thursday Sept. 20th. (more...)

Made in Colchester Announces their Casting for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGMade in Colchester Announces their Casting for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Mercury Theatre Colchester has announced the casting line-up for their Made in Colchester production of Shakespeare's comic battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This saucy new production of the romantic comedy will be set in a modern-day garrison town and plays from Friday 30 September until Saturday 15 October.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS at Ogunquit Starring Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel HackmannSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS at Ogunquit Starring Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

The Kids of SCHOOL OF ROCK Will Take Over Our Social Media Today!The Kids of SCHOOL OF ROCK Will Take Over Our Social Media Today!
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2016

Join us this weekend when the kids of SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway take over our Instagram and Twitter accounts to give you a full day of Broadway backstage fun! (more...)

UC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This FallUC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Know Theatre will welcome University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students to come and play at Your Theatrical Playground with a special co-production of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways. (more...)

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