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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...)

Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Posts Closing Date; A Look Back at the Show's Run!Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Posts Closing Date; A Look Back at the Show's Run!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films†and†Old Vic Productions†today (10 December 2015) announce that after 4,600 performances, due†to the†theatre's†previously announced†refurbishment programme, the multi award-winning West End production ofBilly†Elliot the Musical†will†play its final performance at the†Victoria Palace Theatre†on 9 April 2016 as the production celebrates its eleventh birthday. The show has been seen to date by over 5.25 million people in London and nearly 11 million people worldwide,†has grossed over $800 million worldwide and is the winner of over 80 theatre awards internationally. (more...)

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...)

Madison Square Garden Company Appoints Colin Ingram as EVP of MSG ProductionsMadison Square Garden Company Appoints Colin Ingram as EVP of MSG Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) has announced that Colin Ingram has been named executive vice president of MSG Productions. Mr. Ingram, a distinguished entertainment executive with more than two decades of experience in developing and managing theatrical productions, will join MSG after serving as CEO of Colin Ingram Limited, an independent theatre production company, which he founded 10 years ago. (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...)

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...)

THE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant, Lands in West End TonightTHE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant, Lands in West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

BAFTA Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant will make his West End debut in a new production of Richard Bean's comic two hander The Mentalists. Steffan Rhodri will join Merchant in a return to the West End when the production, Directed by Abbey Wright, runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from tonight 3 July to 26 September. Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 February. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MENTALISTS, Starring Stephen Merchant & Steffan RhodriPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MENTALISTS, Starring Stephen Merchant & Steffan Rhodri
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Rehearsal images have been released of BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning writer, comedian and actor†Stephen Merchant†(The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) and critically acclaimed actor†Steffan Rhodri†(Gavin & Stacey, Harry Potter, Posh) as they prepare to open wickedly funny comedy†The Mentalists,†which runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from Friday 3 July†to 26 September. (more...)

Sebastian Faulks to Make Cameo in BIRDSONG at Richmond TheatreSebastian Faulks to Make Cameo in BIRDSONG at Richmond Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Novelist Sebastian Faulks will be treading the boards in a cameo acting role in Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of his play BIRDSONG at Richmond Theatre this summer. (more...)

BIRDSONG Novelist Sebastian Faulks to Cameo in UK Tour, June 29BIRDSONG Novelist Sebastian Faulks to Cameo in UK Tour, June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Novelist Sebastian Faulks will be treading the boards in a cameo acting role in Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of his play BIRDSONG at Richmond Theatre this summer. (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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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 hit†Billy Elliot the Musical†celebrates ten years in the West End.††The musical†received 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 10th†birthday celebrations,†Billy Elliot the Musical†today announces an extension to the West End run, releasing over 600,000 tickets for sale, taking booking through to†17 December 2016.† In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of†Billy Elliot the Musical†is also announced today, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016.† Further tour dates and booking details will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hazelby and More in West End's BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hazelby and More in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play the title role. He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy's best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland. Take a first look at the two (and more) in photos from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet 10-Year-Old Thomas Hazelby, UK's Newest 'Billy Elliot'STAGE TUBE: Meet 10-Year-Old Thomas Hazelby, UK's Newest 'Billy Elliot'
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2015

Thomas Hazelby, 10 years old from Doncaster, today (11 March 2015) joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play the title role. He becomes the fortieth boy to play the role in London, where in May the internationally award-winning musical celebrates its tenth anniversary. Also joining the cast today to play Billy's best friend Michael is 11 years old Nathan Jones from Prudhoe, Northumberland. Check out the video below! (more...)

THE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant to Land in West End, July 3THE MENTALIST, Featuring Actor Stephen Merchant to Land in West End, July 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

BAFTA Award-winning writer, comedian and actor Stephen Merchant will make his West End debut in a new production of Richard Bean's comic two hander The Mentalists. Steffan Rhodri will join Merchant in a return to the West End when the production, Directed by Abbey Wright, runs for a strictly limited season at the Wyndham's Theatre from Friday 3 July to 26 September. Tickets go on sale on Friday 27 February. (more...)

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