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BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL - Smash Hit Tony Winner Leaps To Broward Center

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“BILLY’S THE BEST. IT’S GOT HEART, PASSION AND THE BEST Elton John SCORE EVER.”

NEW YORK POST

THE 2009 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL

ELECTRIFIES FORT LAUDERDALE

FROM FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 11

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NETworks Presentations, LLC brings the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Fort Lauderdale from February 29 – March 11. Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim on Broadway including 10 Tony Awards. 

Billy Elliot the Musical 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. 

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In addition to the Tony Award for Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical received the award for Best Direction of a Musical (Stephen Daldry); Best Book of a Musical (Lee Hall); Best Choreography (Peter Darling); Best Orchestrations (Martin Koch); Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Ian MacNeil); Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Rick Fisher); Best Sound Design of a Musical (Paul Arditti); Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish); and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Gregory Jbara). 

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The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.

Ben Brantley of the New York Times says that Billy Elliot “Sends audiences into a mass swoon!” 

Time Out says it’s “The most electric and passionate show in years.”

The Daily News calls Billy “So exhilarating that you feel like leaping!” 

Liz Smith calls the show “Absolutely awesome,”

The New York Observer raves that Billy is “The best thing to happen to Broadway in a long while,” and WOR’s

Dave Richardson cheers, “All I can say is WOW!” 

The production features original direction by Stephen Daldry, choreography by Peter Darling, scenic design by Ian MacNeil, associate direction by 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. Touring production direction is by Justin Martin and choreography by Kathryn Dunn.

The show was originally produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions

Additional information about Billy Elliot the Musical is available at www.BillyElliotTour.com. 

Billy Elliot the Musical will begin on Wednesday, February 29th through Sunday, March 11th, 2012.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are all Saturdays and Sundays and Thursday, March 1st  at 2:00pm. Tickets start at $29.25 and are now on sale at the Broward Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10AM - 5PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon - 5PM and 1 ½ hours prior to show times; or online at www.browardcenter.orgby phone 954-462-0222. Groups of 15+ are invited to call 954-626-7814 or 954-462-0222.

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