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Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane

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BILLY ELLIOT celebrated a triumphant opening night at Drury Lane Theatre on Thursday, April 16. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

BILLY ELLIOT follows a young boy as he trades in his boxing gloves for dancing shoes. In an unforgettable story set in a small mining town in the English countryside, a dance teacher finds a diamond in the rough when she discovers Billy -- a young boy with a passion for dance who inspires the entire community. The musical phenomenon is set to an explosive score by Elton John, celebrating Billy's journey against the odds to make his dreams come true.

BILLY ELLIOT is directed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell (Ragtime, West Side Story, at Drury Lane Theatre, Brigadoon at The Goodman Theatre), with Musical Direction by Jeff Award-winner Roberta Duchak (Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd at Drury Lane Theatre, vocal coach for Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman for the Academy Award-winning film Les Miserables).

One of the most celebrated musicals on stage today, BILLY ELLIOT has been dazzling London's West End since 2005. The production is the winner of 10 Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. The production features a score by Elton John (The Lion King, Aida) with book and lyrics by Lee Hall, who wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-nominated film that inspired the musical.

BILLY ELLIOT plays through June 7, 2015 and tickets are on sale now and available by calling the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630.530.0111, TicketMaster at 800.745.3000 or visiting www.drurylane.com.

Photo Credit: Jeff Schear

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Roberta Duchak and company

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Peyton Shaffer, Susie McMonagle, Brooke MacDougal

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Nicholas Dantes, Susie McMonagle, Kyle Halford

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Nicholas Dantes and Kyle Halford

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Nicholas Dantes

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Michael Harp and Nicholas Dantes

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Maureen Gallagher and FrEd Zimmerman

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Liam Quealy and Peter Scharbrough

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Kyle Halford

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Iris Lieberman and Brett Oumi

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
William Carlos Angulo and Rhett Guter

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Nicholas Dantes, Michael Harp, Kyle Halford

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Mia Moore, Ingrid Lowery, Julia Baker, Sage Harper, Hannah Clare Horner, Katie Malchow, Abigail Dudich

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Jonathan Weir, Ron E. Rains

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Grier Burke, Sage Harper

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Gary Carlson, Steven Spanopoulos, Tony Hamilton, Raymond Interior

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Cody Bolithon, Michael Dileo, Zachary Uzarraga, Michael Harp, Nicholas Dantes, Kyle Halford

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Ally Songraves, Holly Stauder

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Cast of Billy Elliot

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
Brandon Springman, Brianna Borger, Johnson Brock


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