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Photo Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Brodie Donougher in UK's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Brodie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher and Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's dad, and becomes the thirty-ninth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-sixth boy to perform the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. Also joining the cast today will be 10 year old Connie Fisher from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, who will play Mrs Wilkinson's daughter Debbie. In addition 19 girls from London and surrounding counties aged 9 - 14 join the cast as Ballet Girls. Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 19 December 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Coverage: New Billy and Debbie Join BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Today, 19 November 2014, eleven year-old Brodie Donougher from Blackpool, gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical (more...)

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in New GrantsThe Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in New Grants
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced nearly $1.5 million in new grants today, including a new program aimed at addressing the rampant stigma against HIV-positive people and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: David Furnish On BILLY ELLIOT Fathom EventSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: David Furnish On BILLY ELLIOT Fathom Event
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 4, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present a world premiere exclusive clip featuring producer David Furnish discussing the upcoming Fathom Events presentation of BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL in movie theaters nationwide. (more...)

Billy's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This NovemberBilly's Coming Back! Fathom Will Screen West End's BILLY ELLIOT in US Theatres This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Fathom Events brings top theater from London's iconic West End to the big screen with 'Billy Elliot the Musical Live' which will be screened in select U.S. cinemas for three showings only: November 12 at 7 p.m., November 15 at 12:55 p.m. and November 18 at 7 p.m., all local times. This unique performance was previously captured live when it was broadcast to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, hitting number one at the UK box office. It has been dazzling audiences in London since it opened in 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences across five continents, winning more than 80 theater awards globally including 10 Tony Awards®. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings SetBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Live Broadcast Tops UK Box Office; Encore Screenings Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. This unique performance was broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in a spectacular finale as the broadcast, the widest ever cinema release of a live event, hit number one at the UK box office. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Southwark Playhouse's NEXT FALL, Starring Charlie CondouPhoto Flash: First Look at Southwark Playhouse's NEXT FALL, Starring Charlie Condou
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou stars in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts. The production plays at Southwark Playhouse through Saturday 25 October. (more...)

Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

This weekend saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show's West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - took part in the spectacular finale. Two special screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical Live also took place at the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's inspiring story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Elton John AIDS Foundation Celebrates 21 Years with Woodside 'End of Summer' PartyPhoto Flash: Elton John AIDS Foundation Celebrates 21 Years with Woodside 'End of Summer' Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish opened Woodside, their Windsor home on Thursday September 4th 2014 to host friends, supporters and A-list celebrities for the End of Summer Party. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK PremierePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Charlie Condou and the Cast of NEXT FALL's UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou is to star in the UK premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall. Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse, now through Saturday 25 October. Next Fall is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose critically acclaimed production of In The Heights was a sold-out smash hit at Southwark Playhouse earlier this year. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision BenefitElton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 13th annual An Enduring Vision benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Foundation welcomes back award-winning CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who will host the event for a seventh year. (more...)

Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28Twenty-Seven Billy Elliots to Take the Stage in BILLY ELLIOT MUSICAL Live Special Mash-Up Finale on 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Twenty-seven former and current Billy Elliots will unite on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale onSunday 28 September when Billy Elliot the Musical is broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - will take part in the spectacular finale. In addition, as previously announced, Liam Mower will play the role of Older Billy at this performance. (more...)

Sir Elton John to Produce VIRTUOSO Music Pilot for HBOSir Elton John to Produce VIRTUOSO Music Pilot for HBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

HBO will team with Sir Elton John, his husband David Furnish and 'True Blood' creator Alan Ball on a pilot centered on an elite music academy. (more...)

Charlie Condou to Star in NEXT FALL UK Premiere at Southwark PlayhouseCharlie Condou to Star in NEXT FALL UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Next Fall, by award-winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts, will play at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 24 September - Saturday 25 October. Press night is Monday 29 September at 8.00pm. (more...)

Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

On Sunday 28 September, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George Maguire and James Lomas, and was the first boy ever to play the role on stage. (more...)

SIGHTING: Larry Rudolph Celebrates Birthday at FIZZ Las VegasSIGHTING: Larry Rudolph Celebrates Birthday at FIZZ Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Talent manager, Larry Rudolph, who represents and has helped launch the careers of Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, in addition to having represented Justin Timberlake and other award-winning performers, celebrated his birthday in style at FIZZ, the lavish champagne lounge and bar at Caesars Palace, last night. (more...)

SIGHTING: Lance Bass and Fiancé Michael Turchin Celebrate Independence Day at FIZZSIGHTING: Lance Bass and Fiancé Michael Turchin Celebrate Independence Day at FIZZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Pop legend Lance Bass enjoyed an Independence Day celebration last night at FIZZ, the lavish new champagne lounge at Caesars Palace, fashioned by Creative Director David Furnish. (more...)

VIDEO: Elton John Says He Believes Jesus Would Support Gay MarriageVIDEO: Elton John Says He Believes Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Legendary singer-songwriter Elton John, who next year will marry long-time partner David Furnish, appeared on yesterday's UK's Sky News and shared his belief that Jesus would support gay marriage. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Check out a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas Worldwide This SeptemberBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas Worldwide This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. (more...)

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