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La MaMa Announces 2014-15 Season, Includes New Works by La Bute, Peggy Shaw, and a Trio of Environmental TEMPESTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex located on East 4th Street in New York City's East Village - will begin its 53rd year this fall with a timely-themed season entitled "LA MAMA EARTH," featuring works that raise awareness of world ecology and social justice both locally and globally. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Alex Ko's Broadway Book Signing!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story, the celebrated debut novel by Alex Ko that was endorsed by Sir Elton John, was released last week from HarperCollins Children's Books. The hardcover novel (and e-book edition) is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold. To kick off a general public release of the memoir, Barnes and Noble (corner of 82nd Street and Broadway, NYC) just hosted a Q&A and book signing with Alex Ko on May 9. The event will also benefit The Calhoun School. Moderating the Q&A was Stephen Daldry, the Tony Award winning Director of Billy Elliot the Musical. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Senior Photographer Walter McBride has picked his favorite onstage photos from the year and you can check out his full collection below! CLICK HERE to check out Part 2. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BILLY ELLIOT's Final Broadway Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Jan 09, 2012

BILLY ELLIOT played its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2012 after three wonderful years. The show's final performance was unique in that the current cast of Billys (and Michaels) alternated scenes in the show. The audience was filled with fans, family members, alumni of the cast and other special guests and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the final emotional curtain call. (more...)

Photo Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Closes After 3 Years on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2012

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. (more...)

Tony Winning BILLY ELLIOT Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2012

The 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical, will play its final performance on Broadway today at the Imperial Theatre (246 West 45th Street). The show that Time Magazine called 'the best musical of the decade,' Billy Elliot will have played 40 preview and 1,304 regular performances. 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. (more...)

Julian Elia Joins Cast of Broadway's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Julian Elia will join the cast of 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the role of ‘Billy'. Elia, who started his journey in the Toronto production of Billy Elliot, will be the sixteenth ‘Billy' to perform on Broadway. Current ‘Billy,' Giuseppe Bausilio, will play his final performance Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT to Close on Broadway January 8, 2012
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2011

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Imperial Theatre (246 West 45th Street). The show that Time Magazine called 'the best musical of the decade,' Billy Elliot will have played 40 preview and 1,304 regular performances. 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. (more...)

Myles Erlick & Jack Broderick Join Cast of Broadway's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Myles Erlick and Jack Broderick will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the roles of ‘Billy' and ‘Michael,' respectively. Erlick, a native of Burlington, Ontario, started his journey as one of the original ‘Billys' in the Toronto production of Billy Elliot. He will be the fifteenth ‘Billy' to perform on Broadway. Broderick has previously played the role of ‘Michael' in both the Chicago and Toronto productions of Billy Elliot. Current ‘Michael,' Neil McCaffrey will play his final performance Sunday, September 25 at 7:30pm. And current ‘Billy,' Giuseppe Bausilio will play his final performance on Sunday, October 9 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Daniel Jenkins, Katherine McGrath & William Youmans Join BILLY ELLIOT Tonight
by BWW - Sep 06, 2011

The producers of BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway announced today that Daniel Jenkins, Katherine McGrath and William Youmans will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the roles of ‘Dad,' ‘Grandma,' and ‘George,' respectively. Current ‘Dad,' Tony winner Gregory Jbara, ‘Grandma,' Tony nominee Carole Shelley and ‘George,' Joel Hatch will play their final performance Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 7:30pm. Jenkins', McGrath, and Youmans' first performance is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2011

Billy Elliot the Musical today announced a new performance schedule. Beginning September 5, the show will now play Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm; dark Mondays. (more...)

Jenkins, McGrath & Youmans Join BILLY ELLIOT 9/6; Jbara, Shelley & Hatch to Depart on 9/4
by BWW - Aug 15, 2011

The producers of BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway announced today that Daniel Jenkins, Katherine McGrath and William Youmans will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the roles of ‘Dad,' ‘Grandma,' and ‘George,' respectively. Current ‘Dad,' Tony winner Gregory Jbara, ‘Grandma,' Tony nominee Carole Shelley and ‘George,' Joel Hatch will play their final performance Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 7:30pm. Jenkins', McGrath, and Youmans' first performance is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2011

Billy Elliot the Musical today announced a new performance schedule. Beginning September 5, the show will now play Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm; dark Mondays. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ADDAMS FAMILY, MEMPHIS, et al. Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Monica Simoes - Jul 22, 2011

The best of Broadway is being presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 Lite fm's Broadway in Bryant Park 2011' - a lunchtime series that began on Thursday July 7th on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and Clean Air NY, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the eleventh annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 11th. (more...)

BWW TV: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2011

BroadwayWorld TV brings you the performances from The Addams Family at Broadway in Bryant Park, 2011! (more...)

BWW TV: ROCK OF AGES Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2011

BroadwayWorld TV brings you the performances from Rock Of Ages at Broadway in Bryant Park, 2011! (more...)

BWW TV: MEMPHIS Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2011

BroadwayWorld TV brings you the performances from Memphis at Broadway in Bryant Park, 2011! (more...)

BWW TV: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2011

BroadwayWorld TV brings you the performances from Billy Elliot at Broadway in Bryant Park, 2011! (more...)

BWW TV: BILLY ELLIOT Honors Dougherty as 1.5Mth Audience Member!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2011

Yesterday, June 22, Billy Elliot welcomed their 1,500,000th audience member at matinee performance. As patrons entered the theatre, tickets were scanned and the lucky, 1.5Mth audience member was revealed during the curtain call. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and brings you the curtain call speech below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes 1.5 Millionth Audience Member!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 23, 2011

Yesterday, June 22, Billy Elliot welcomed their 1,500,000th audience member at matinee performance. As patrons entered the theatre, tickets were scanned and the lucky, 1.5Mth audience member was revealed during the curtain call. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

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