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North Shore Music Theatre to Present BILLY ELLIOT, 9/29-10/11North Shore Music Theatre to Present BILLY ELLIOT, 9/29-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Get ready to be amazed, be inspired, and be moved when BILLY ELLIOT The Musical, the joyous smash hit musical, takes the stage at Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) in an all new production created just for NSMT audiences. BILLY ELLIOT The Musical begins Tuesday, September 29, and plays thru Sunday, October 11. Press/Opening Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Playhouse on the Square Gives BILLY ELLIOT a Chance to DanceBWW Review: Playhouse on the Square Gives BILLY ELLIOT a Chance to Dance
by Joseph Baker - Aug 24, 2015

Elton John's score enlivens Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT. (more...)

Burning Coal's Its 2015-16 Season to Feature THE WIZ, BLUE SKY & MoreBurning Coal's Its 2015-16 Season to Feature THE WIZ, BLUE SKY & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC announces its 2015/2016 season of plays. In its 19th season, the theatre, housed in the historic Murphy School auditorium at 224 Polk Street, will host the Brooklyn based Only Child Aerial Theatre's Production of Asylum created by Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh and directed by Nicki Miller (October 15 - November 1, 2015), The Wiz by William F Brown, Charles Smalls and Luther Vandross, directed by Randolph Curtis Rand (December 3 - December 20, 2015), The US premier of Blue Sky by Clare Bayley, directed by Gus Heagerty and co-produced by CAM/Raleigh (January 28 - February 14, 2016 at CAM/Raleigh), and the American premier of Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall, the writer of Billy Elliot, directed by Jerome Davis (April 7 - April 24, 2016). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's BILLY ELLIOTSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's BILLY ELLIOT
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2015

BILLY ELLIOT leaps into the Civic Center Music Hall August 4 through 8. Produced by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, this amazing story of a boy pursuing his dreams in the face of adversity will inspire and delight audiences. This award winning musical stars Brooks Landegger as the 12 year old title character,Christopher Blochas Billy's father, and Lyn Cramer as Mrs. Wilkinson. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brooks Landegger, Lyn Cramer and More in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Brooks Landegger, Lyn Cramer and More in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

BILLY ELLIOT leaps into the Civic Center Music Hall August 4 through 8. Produced by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, this amazing story of a boy pursuing his dreams in the face of adversity will inspire and delight audiences. This award winning musical stars Brooks Landegger as the 12 year old title character, Christopher Bloch as Billy's father, and Lyn Cramer as Mrs. Wilkinson. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Blog: The Best of the 2014-15 Season at North Carolina Theatre!BWW Blog: The Best of the 2014-15 Season at North Carolina Theatre!
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2015

Since the 2014-15 Season at North Carolina Theatre just wrapped up, I decided to give you guys my top picks for what were some of the best productions I saw this past season. I've seen many quality productions within the past year, but these are my top 3. (more...)

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...)

BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!BWW Flashback: Stratford-Bound SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Travels Overseas!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Shakespeare in Love, staged to great acclaim in the West End, will have its North American premiere as a part of the 2016 season at the Stratford Festival, directed by Declan Donnellan. Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, the play is adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and will be presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Group and Sonia Friedman Productions. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

MTC Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove TonightMTC Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club celebrates Executive Producer Barry Grove's 40th anniversary with the organization tonight, June 15. (more...)

MTC to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Next WeekMTC to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Executive Producer Barry Grove Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will celebrate Executive Producer Barry Grove's 40th anniversary with the organization on Monday, June 15. (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...)


by Anna Bencivengo - May 15, 2015

A new musical play, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour,adapted by Billy Elliotauthor Lee Hall from Alan Warner's 'The Sopranos,' will premiere August 18 at the Edinburgh Traverse Theatre. Vicky Featherstone will direct the co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre. The show will feature music by Handel, Bach and ELO! with musical supervion Martin Lowe (Once). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John's BILLY ELLIOT Turns 10THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Elton John's BILLY ELLIOT Turns 10
by Pat Cerasaro - May 14, 2015

Today we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Elton John Says Of BILLY ELLIOT Musical: 'It Would Be Lovely To Do A Film Version'Elton John Says Of BILLY ELLIOT Musical: 'It Would Be Lovely To Do A Film Version'
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

Elton John says BILLY ELLIOT is destined for the big screen! (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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West End's BILLY ELLIOT to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Tonight, May 12West End's BILLY ELLIOT to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Tonight, May 12
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Tonight,12 May 2015, the multi award-winning smash hitBilly Elliot the Musicalcelebrates ten years in the West End.The musicalreceived its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with the gala opening night taking place exactly 10 years ago today. To coincide with the 10thbirthday celebrations,Billy Elliot the Musicaltoday announces an extension to the West End run, releasing over 600,000 tickets for sale, taking booking through to17 December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour ofBilly Elliot the Musicalis also announced today, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016. Further tour dates and booking details will be announced shortly. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Musical to Dance onto the Big Screen? Eyes 2016-17 UK TourBILLY ELLIOT Musical to Dance onto the Big Screen? Eyes 2016-17 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Billy Elliot could dance onto the big screen soon -- ish. The musical's producer Eric Fellner, who also runs Working Title Films, told the Mail, 'We just need to act on it.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ten Years Of BILLY ELLIOT!Photo Coverage: Ten Years Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

On12 May 2015Billy Elliot the Musicalwill be celebrating ten years in the West End. The musicalreceived its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with opening night on 12 May 2005 and has now been seen by over 10 million people worldwide, including 5 million at its London home. (more...)

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