'Billy Elliot' Sets Date For Broadway, Previews Start 9/17

Billy Elliot, the Elton John/ Lee Hall musical has just announced that it will be making its Broadway debut at the Imperial Theater. The first preview is set for September 17th, 2008 and the  opening will be October 16th, 2008.

Directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot has recently celebrated its 1000th performance in London and has now been seen by over 1.5 million people and has grossed over £65 million. 

Billy Elliot is set in the North East and is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy's dreams.  This staging of Billy Elliot  is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade which broke box office records across the world and was nominated for 3 Oscars and 13 BAFTA Awards.  The score has been composed by music legend Elton John, the most celebrated UK singer songwriter of the last 30 years, choreography is by Peter Darling, designs are by Ian MacNeil with sound by Paul Arditti and lighting by Rick Fisher.

For more information please visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com

Lee Hall, Elton John, and Company at the recent Capitol Theater Premiere, Australia
Photo Credit: James Morgan

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