Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago

Billy Elliot began preview performances in Chicago on March 18, 2010 and opening night is Sunday, April 11, 2010.

Rotating in the title role of 'Billy' are Tommy Batchelor, Giuseppe Bausilio, Cesar Corrales and J.P. Viernes. Starring in Billy Elliot are Emily Skinner (Mrs. Wilkinson), Armand Schultz (Dad),Cynthia Darlow (Grandma), Chicagoan Patrick Mulvey (Tony), Keean Johnson and Gabriel Rush (Michael), Chicagoan Samuel Pergande (Billy's Older Self), Jim Ortlieb (George), Chicagoan Susie McMonagle (Mum), Chicagoan Blake Hammond (Mr. Braithwaite) and MariaConnelly (Debbie). Also featured are Matt Allen, Jason Babinsky, Chicagoan Elijah Barker, Madison Barnes, Cindy Benson, Sara Brians, Chicagoan Tony Clarno, Abby Church, Christine DeFillipo, AlexandraDell'Edera, Faith Fetscher, Susan Haefner, Ryan Kasprzak, Chicagoan Kayla King, Kent Lewis,Will Mann, Kate Marilley, Spencer Milford, Brittany Nicholas, Chicagoan Mark Page, MitchPoulos, Emily Richardson, Annelise Ritacca, Mason Roberts, Michaeljon Slinger, Jaclyn Taylor Ruggiero, Jamie Torcellini, Nicholas Torres, Brionna Trilling and Kayla Vanderbilt and Ryan Bauer-Walsh.

Billy Elliot is the funny, heartwarming tale of a young boy with a dream, and a celebration of his triumph against the odds. Set against the historic British miners' strike of the 1980s, the story follows Billy's journey as a boy in a small mining town who, after stumbling across a ballet class while on his way to a boxing lesson, realizes that his future lay not in the boxing ring but onstage as a dancer.

Featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreographed by Peter Darlingand directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre onNovember 13, 2008 and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical. 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 scenicdesign by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisherand sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch. Individual tickets range in price from $28 to $100. A select number of premium seats are alsoavailable.

Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St.,151 W. Randolph St. and 18 W. Monroe St.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores) and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

For groups of 15 or more, call(312) 977-1710.

Photo credits: Joan Marcus, Amy Boyle Photography

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Billy Elliot cast

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
J.P Viernes, Cesar Corrales, Giuseppe Bausillo and Tommy Batchelor

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Giuseppe Bausilio, Tommy Batchelor, J.P. Viernes and Cesar Corrales

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
J.P Viernes, Cesar Corrales, Giuseppe Bausilio and Tommy Batchelor

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Tommy Bachelor

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Giuseppe Bausilio

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Cesar Corrales

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
J.P Viernes

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Tommy Batchelor and Ballet Girls

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Emily Skinner, Cesar Corrales and Cast

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Patrick Mulvey, Cynthia Darlow and Miners

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Armand Schultz and Cesar Corrales

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Tommy Batchelor and Samuel Pergande

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Cesar Corrales

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Tommy Batchelor

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Tommy Batchelor

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Cesar Corrales, Tommy Batchelor, Guiseppe Bausilio, and J.P. Viernes

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
Cesar Corrales, Guiseppe Bausilio, Tommy Batchelor and J.P. Viernes

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The four Billys

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The Cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
The theater

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago


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