Giuseppe Bausilio Joins Broadway Cast of BILLY ELLIOT

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Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Giuseppe Bausilio will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the role of ‘Billy'. Bausilio started his journey as one of the original ‘Billys' in the Chicago production of Billy Elliot. He went on to join the national touring production and has played 'Billy' in 10 cities across the country since the tour began in October 2010. Bausilio will be the fourteenth ‘Billy' to perform on Broadway. Current ‘Billy' Jacob Clemente will play his final performance Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 7:30pm. Bausilio's first performance will be announced soon.

Giuseppe Bausilio (Billy). Giuseppe is 13 years old from Bern, Switzerland. His parents have two ballet schools and his brother is also a ballet dancer. Dance became his passion from a very young age. He is trained in jazz, flamenco, hip-hop, tap and won dance competitions in Switzerland, France, Italy and the US (Top Three 2011 at world Ballet Competition YAGP). Performed in Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia at the State Theatre of Bern, and the operas Mazzepa and Falstaff. Giuseppe enjoys cooking, skiing, forging, reading and speaks five languages. Plays Cello, Guitar, Piano and practices Kung Fu. Playing Billy is a dream come true!

Billy Elliot the Musical, the show that Time Magazine called "The Best Musical of the Decade", currently stars Emily Skinner (Mrs. Wilkinson), Tony Award-winner Gregory Jbara (Dad), Tony nominee Carole Shelley (Grandma), Will Chase (Tony), Neil McCaffrey and Cameron Clifford (Michael) and Tade Biesinger, Jacob Clemente, Joseph Harrington, and Peter Mazurowski as ‘Billy".

Billy Elliot the Musical is the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

Billy Elliot is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical range from $41.50 to $141.50, and can be purchased at the Imperial Theatre Box Office (246 West 45th Street) or by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or visiting www.Telecharge.com. The playing schedule for Billy Elliot is as follows: Tuesdays at 7pm, Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm. Starting May 30, 2011 the performance schedule changes to Wednesday - Sunday at 7:30, and Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm.

Billy Elliot the Musical is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are Executive Producers. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.

For tickets and information visit www.BillyElliotBroadway.com

 

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