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Ruthie Henshall To Join Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Olivier award-winning actor Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall's first performance will be 12 May 2014, nine years to the day sinceBilly Elliot the Musical officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The internationally celebrated show which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide is currently booking to 16 May 2015and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Stephen Daldry directs with choreography by Peter Darling. (more...)

UK-Wide Auditions For BILLY ELLIOT in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Beginning January 2014, auditions for the children's cast of Billy Elliot the Musical will take place countrywide to find young boys and girls to join the internationally acclaimed show which is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. 2014 auditions take place on 11 January in Leeds, 1 February in Newcastle, 15 March in London, 26 April in Bristol and 17 May in Manchester. (more...)

Mitchell Tobin Joins West End's BILLY ELLIOT as New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Today, 9 December 2013, 13 year old Mitchell Tobin from Florida, USA, will become the thirty-sixth boy and the eighth American to play Billy Elliot in the West End, having previously played the title role in the North American touring production. Billy Elliot the Musical is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre where it is currently booking to May 2015. Having now been seen by nearly 9.5 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical has been the recipient of over 80 major international awards. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Billy From Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Today, 9 December 2013, 13 year old Mitchell Tobin from Florida, USA, will become the thirty-sixth boy and the eighth American to play Billy Elliot in the West End, having previously played the title role in the North American touring production. Billy Elliot the Musical is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre where it is currently booking to May 2015. Having now been seen by nearly 9.5 million people worldwide,Billy Elliot the Musical has been the recipient of over 80 major international awards. (more...)

Croydon Dance Student Wins Walk On Part in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

On Friday 22 November 2013, 18 year performing arts student Rebecca White from Croydon will join the cast of Elton John and Lee Hall's Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. By answering what does it feel like when you are dancing?, the question asked of Billy Elliot in his audition for the Royal Ballet School, Rebecca was chosen from over 1600 competition entries to perform as part of the internationally award-winning show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bradley Perret and Freddie Butterfield as the New Billy and Michael in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Today, 13 November 2013, 11 year old Bradley Perret from Juan les Pins, France will become the thirty-fifth boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End and the first French-born boy to play the title role. Also joining the cast today will be 11 year old, Freddie Butterfield from West Yorkshire, as Billy's best friend Michael. Check out the photos below! (more...)

West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes 30 New Ballet Girls to Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

This week thirty young dancers will take to the stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre as Ballet Girls in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Earlier this month the show announced the release of over new 570,000 tickets taking booking to 16 May 2015 during which time the internationally award-winning production will celebrate 10 years in the West End. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates 10 Years in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2013

Over 570,000 tickets are released for sale today, 6 September 2013, taking booking for Billy Elliot the Musical to16 May 2015 during which time the internationally award-winning show will celebrate 10 years in the West End. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Elliott Hanna and Demi Lee Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT as Billy and Debbie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

Today, 17 July 2013, 10 year old Elliott Hanna from Liverpool, will become the thirty-fourth and youngest boy ever to play Billy Elliot in the West End. Also joining the cast will be 10 year old Demi Lee from Middlesborough, as Billy's dance teacher's daughter Debbie. Now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Billy Elliot the Musical was recently awarded its fifth Olivier Award - the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award voted for by the theatregoing public. Earlier this year Billy Elliot the Musical welcomed its 4 millionth patron to the Victoria Palace Theatre where the show has now extended booking to 21 June 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tade Biesinger, Harrison Dowzell, Redmand Rance & More in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Billy Elliot the Musical is now booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 21 June 2014. Now in its ninth year, Billy Elliot the Musical was recently awarded its fifth Laurence Olivier Award - the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award voted for by the theatregoing public and has been seen by over 4 million people in the West End. Check out photos of the new cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ali Rasul Becomes 33rd Boy to Play BILLY ELLIOT in West End
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Today, 13 May 2013, 12 year old Ali Rasul from Hartlepool, will become the thirty-third boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End. Now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre where the show is currently booking to 21 December 2013, Billy Elliot the Musical last month was awarded its fifth Laurence Olivier Award - the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award voted for by the theatregoing public. Also in April, Billy Elliot the Musical welcomed its 4 millionth patron to the Victoria Palace Theatre. Scroll down for photos of Rasul in action! (more...)

Drama Critics' Circle Names MATILDA Best Musical; VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Best Play
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2013

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, written by Christopher Durang, today won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. Matilda received the award for Best Musical. The selections were made at the 78th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT to Play Brazil in August
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC announced today, in association with Time for Fun (T4F), that the North American Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical will travel to South America for a limited three-week engagement from Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 18, at Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil. Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, direction by Stephen Daldry and choreography by Peter Darling Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT to Dance Through Segerstrom Center, 4/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Segerstrom Center for the Arts from April 16 - 28, 2013. Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Dances Through Segerstrom Center, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Segerstrom Center for the Arts from tonight, April 16 - 28, 2013. (more...)

West End's BILLY ELLIOT Announces 4 Millionth Patron
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Last night (11 April 2013), the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical welcomed its 4 millionth patron to the Victoria Palace Theatre. At the end of the performance Sharon Hick from Yorkshire and her party were invited up on stage by Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's Dad. Killian Donnelly who plays Billy's brother Tony escorted them to the stage to great applause from the sell-out audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anna-Jane Casey, Kevin Wathen and More in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

From 13 May 2013 Anna-Jane Casey will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Also joining the cast are Kevin Wathen as Billy's brother, Tony, Howard Crossley as George and Alexander Loxton as Older Billy. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey, Kevin Wathen and More Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

From 13 May 2013 Anna-Jane Casey will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Also joining the cast are Kevin Wathen as Billy's brother, Tony, Howard Crossley as George and Alexander Loxton as Older Billy. They join current cast members Deka Walmsley who plays Billy's Dad, Kay Milbourne as Dead Mum. Simon Ray Harvey as Mr. Braithwaite and Ann Emery who created the role of Grandma on stage when the show premiered in 2005. Now in its eighth year the internationally award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 21 December 2013 and last night welcomed its 4 millionth patron at the Victoria Palace Theatre. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey And Howard Crossley Join New Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT, From May 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

From 13 May 2013 Anna-Jane Casey will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Also joining the cast are Kevin Wathen as Billy's brother, Tony, Howard Crossley as George and Alexander Loxton as Older Billy. (more...)

Tutus Announce the Arrival of BILLY ELLIOT at Segerstrom Center, 4/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Segerstrom Center for the Arts from April 16 - 28, 2013. Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical. (more...)

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