TWITTER WATCH: BILLY ELLIOT - 'We're going on tour!'

TWITTER WATCH: BILLY ELLIOT - 'We're going on tour!' presents it's newest column, Twitter Watch, which will bring you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter!

Today's Twitter Watch feels the 'Electricity' with Broadway's BILLY ELLIOT!

Tell! Ha ha [@mdcosby are you going to admit it??] Ok, we're dying to know - how many times have you seen Billy Elliot? (via @raithelnewman)
6:11 AM Aug 5th from Tweetie

Check it out! RT: @TheWing New blog post: Gregory Jbara From Billy Elliot. Gregory Jbara traces his stage career ...
6:37 AM Aug 3rd from web

We're going on tour! National tour announced: more info at
2:16 PM Jul 21st from web

Wow, thanks for the shout out! RT: @SuzeOrmanShow I have to say one of my favorite musicals is BILLY ELLIOT
7:26 AM Jun 19th from web

The cast recording is actually the Original London Cast RT: @SuttonFosterFan Which guy sings in the cast recording? Trent, David, or Kiril?
1:01 PM Jun 11th from web

The 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot the Musical stars David Alvarez, Tommy Batchelor, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish as Billy, Haydn Gwynne as Mrs. Wilkinson, Gregory Jbara as Dad, Carole Shelley as Grandma and Will Chase as Tony.

Featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreographed by Peter Darling and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical is presented by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment, based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal film.

Billy Elliot the Musical 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 on stage as a dancer.

Since its world premiere in May 2005 at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End, Billy Elliot the Musical has played to over 3.5 million people worldwide including HM The Queen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Hilary Clinton, Bill Gates, Hugh Jackman, the late Michael Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Ben Stiller and Anna Wintour. The thirty three boys who have now played the iconic role, including Jamie Bell who created the role in the original film, have been joined globally actors aged 6 - 75 years old.

The London production of Billy Elliot the Musical celebrated its fourth birthday in May and its 1700th performance as 12 year old Oliver Gardner from Bath joined Tom Holland (12 years old from Kingston-upon-Thames), Tanner Pflueger (12 years old from Norfolk, Nebraska), Fox Jackson-Keen (13 years old from Hornsey, London) and Bradley Wilson (12 years old from Doncaster) to play the title role. First performed at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney in November 2007, the Australian production has now transferred to Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne.

Billy Elliot is currently playing at the Imperial Theatre -249 West 45th Street.

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