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Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace TheatrePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company.  (more...)

BWW TV: Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and More Chat West End's MOTOWN on the Red CarpetBWW TV: Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and More Chat West End's MOTOWN on the Red Carpet
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2016

Last night (8 March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017. Click below to watch the stars strut the red carpet, including Gordy, director Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and More!Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Last night (8 March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of Motown the Musical. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy,Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night bash below! (more...)

Morgan Freeman And Jeff Skoll To Be Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual FundraiserMorgan Freeman And Jeff Skoll To Be Honored At Geffen Playhouse Annual Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

'Backstage at the Geffen,' fundraiser gathers superstars from the worlds of stage and screen to share irreverent, behind-the-curtain stories of the struggles and surprises that memorably shaped their lives and careers. Always a sold-out show, the event has raised millions to support education and the arts. David Geffen will serve as 20 th Anniversary Honorary Chair. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham TrustBILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham Trust
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot's iconic story.  Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust. (more...)

Elton John to Perform on Sunset Strip in Special Live Feed Today!Elton John to Perform on Sunset Strip in Special Live Feed Today!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016

According to EW, music legend Elton John will give a special performance today, Saturday, February 27th, at 12 p.m. PT to thank West Hollywood for its longtime support of his AIDS foundation, which has been in operation since 1992.  (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland TourNew Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation Presents Its 24th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party 'Wonderful Crazy Night' Sponsored By BVLGARI, M ' A ' C Cosmetics, And Neuro Drinks AElton John AIDS Foundation Presents Its 24th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party 'Wonderful Crazy Night' Sponsored By BVLGARI, M ' A ' C Cosmetics, And Neuro Drinks A
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

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Euan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOTEuan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Billy Elliot the Musical today (16 November 2015) welcomes Euan Garrett, 12 years old from East Lothian, Scotland, who will make his West End stage debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre as the forty-second boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical in London.  Also joining the cast today is Matthew Seadon-Young who will play Billy's older brother Tony. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Leaps onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES TonightBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Leaps onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Elton John and Lee Hall's adaptation of the acclaimed 2000 film, written by Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, won multiple awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including 10 TONY AWARDS Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL LIVE, the long-running hit both on Broadway and in London's West End (where it is still playing), comes to THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES tonight, October 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Coming to Edinburgh in 2016BILLY ELLIOT Coming to Edinburgh in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions are delighted to announce the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 20th September to 22nd October 2016. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Announces First Ever UK and Ireland Tour -  Opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Feb. 24BILLY ELLIOT Announces First Ever UK and Ireland Tour - Opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Feb. 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions are delighted to announce the complete list of dates for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE to Leap onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Next MonthBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE to Leap onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Next Month
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Elton John and Lee Hall's adaptation of the acclaimed 2000 film, written by Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, won multiple awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including 10 TONY AWARDS BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE, the long-running hit both on Broadway and in London's West End (where it is still playing), comes to THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Billy Elliot: The Musical LiveFrom Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Billy Elliot: The Musical Live
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

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BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Cast Members in Roles of Michael and DebbieBILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Cast Members in Roles of Michael and Debbie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

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West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Nat Sweeney, 12 years old from Birmingham, will make his West End stage debut this evening (3 July 2015) when he becomes the forty-first boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Now in its eleventh year in the West End, the show recently extended booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 17 December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical begins in February 2016 with tickets now on sale for performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. (more...)

Elton John Reflects on SCOTUS Ruling: 'Gay Marriage is One Fight in Long Struggle'Elton John Reflects on SCOTUS Ruling: 'Gay Marriage is One Fight in Long Struggle'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 'Billy Elliot' composer, who founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation, reflects on the Supreme Court decision last week to legalize same sex marriage. (more...)

Elton John's Life to Be Subject of New Musical ROCKETMAN Heading to Broadway?Elton John's Life to Be Subject of New Musical ROCKETMAN Heading to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The life of legendary singer Elton John will be the subject of a new musical set to open on Broadway prior to a run in London's West End. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley today confirm they are to continue as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in the West End cast for Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.  Also continuing in their role are Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George and Claudia Bradley Dead Mum.   Phil Snowdon, in his new role, will play Mr Braithwaite and James Butcher joins the cast as Older Billy.  Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Rachel Bingham, Lucinda Collins, Peter Cork, Scott Cripps, Robbie Durham, Ross Finnie, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mike Scott, Sharon Sexton, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller and Kerry Washington. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Tenth AnniversaryPhoto Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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