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Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway! Photo Summer Flashback: BILLY ELLIOT Opens on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2019

We're feeling electricity because we're looking back at the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot! Take a look at the show's opening night at Broadway's Imperial Theatre with the show's stars David Alvarez, Gregory Jbara, Santino Fontana, and more! Be sure to check out all the footage!

A Christmas #TBT With The 2007 Opening Night of THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS Photo A Christmas #TBT With The 2007 Opening Night of THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 20, 2018

Christmas is almost here so we decided to spread some Christmas cheer with this week's #TBT! So once again our social media manager dove into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the Opening Night video of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical from 2007! Watch the video below as a Patrick Page talks about starring as the famous Christmas grump and [Title of Show]'s Hunter Bell, who made his Broadway debut in the production! Enjoy the throwback video below!

Photo Coverage: Serendipity 3 Presents the 'BILLY ELLIOT Too Tutu Sundae'
by Peter James Zielinski - May 7, 2009

The talented kids from Billy Elliot, including the 'ballet girls', Serendipity unveiled a brand new sweet concoction to honor the hit musical. The pink tutu wearing cast experienced The Billy Elliot Too Tutu Sundae for the first time on Thursday, April 30th.

BILLY ELLIOT Plays Special Actor's Fund Performance 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2009

A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Billy Elliot officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on Thursday, November 13th. The show will play a special Actor's Fund performance on Sunday, January 25th at 8pm. For tickets call 212-221-7300 ext. 133, email at 'tickets@actorsfund.com.

Actors Fund Hosts A BILLY ELLIOT Special Performance 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2009

The Actors Fund will host a Special Performance of Billy Elliot which is this Sunday, January 25th at 8 pm at The Imperial Theatre. People can purchase tickets through the box office and telecharge at 212-239-6200. They can purchase premium tickets through The Actors Fund at 212-221-7300 ext. 133. A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Billy Elliot officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre last night, Thursday, November 13th. The show will play a special Actor's Fund performance on Sunday, January 25th at 8pm. For tickets call 212-221-7300 ext. 133, email at 'tickets@actorsfund.com. With music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, this joyful musical lit up Broadway as Elton John joined the cast for the Opening Night bows. BroadwayWorld's cameras caught the exciting moments as the curtain came down on a triumphant evening. Directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot has played over 1,300 performances and recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary in London. Billy Elliot the Musical opened at London's Victoria Palace in May 2005 to unanimous critical acclaim. The production went on to sweep London's nine awards for Best Musical, including the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. In London, Billy Elliot has now been seen by over 1.5 million people and has grossed over ?65 million. The musical opened to equal acclaim at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia in December 2007. The two current productions have played to over 2.3 million people.

BILLY ELLIOT Plays Special Actor's Fund Performance 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2008

A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Billy Elliot officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre last night, Thursday, November 13th. The show will play a special Actor's Fund performance on Sunday, January 25th at 8pm. For tickets call 212-221-7300 ext. 133, email at 'tickets@actorsfund.com.

DVR Alert: World Premiere Of 'FINDING BILLY' Airs On Ch. Thirteen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2008

Tune in to Thirteen (WNET/Ch. 13) on Monday, December 1st at 8pm for the world premiere of 'Finding Billy,' a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the nationwide search for the three actors who play the lead role in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway. During the broadcast, stars David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish and Carole Shelley will be present in the Thirteen studio to talk about the show.

Billy Elliot Headed BACK to the Big Screen... Eventually
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2008

Baz Bamigboye in the UK Daily Mail spoke with the creative team of BILLY ELLIOT at the show's NY premiere and asked each about the prospect of the film-based stage show going BACK to the big screen.

Review - Billy Elliot: I Just Wanna F***in' Dance
by Michael Dale - Nov 27, 2008

If I were a betting man I'd wager Billy Elliot to be the last show standing should the economy remain steadfast in its current quest to entirely obliterate Broadway. (Any truth to the rumor that the next thing moving into the St. James is a Starbucks?) Throngs who were enchanted by the musical's source film and even more who have been undertowed by the waves of publicity surrounding the three adolescents who alternate performing the title role (presumably until puberty brings out the hook) will no doubt enter the Imperial Theatre for many months or even years to come, as eager to see the kid dance as audiences at Miss Saigon were to see Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate Jonathan Pryce hump a Cadillac. And Billy Elliot never disappoints in that respect. My Billy of the evening was the very game Trent Kowalik, but even if you catch a performance starring David Alvarez or Kiril Kulish (or understudy Tommy Batchelor) you can take your seat assured you'll be witnessing the work of a specially trained specimen carefully schooled in the arts of ballet, tap, street dance, jazz and gymnastics at the exclusive Billy Elliot House, which I'm told is only a short drive from Grease Academy.

'Finding Billy' Behind the Scenes Look at BILLY ELLIOT to Air Dec. 1 on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2008

Tune in to Thirteen (WNET/Ch. 13) on Monday, December 1st at 8pm for the world premiere of 'Finding Billy,' a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the nationwide search for the three actors who play the lead role in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway.

Photo Coverage: BILLY ELLIOT Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2008

A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Billy Elliot officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre last night, Thursday, November 13th. With music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, this joyful musical lit up Broadway as Elton John joined the cast for the Opening Night bows. BroadwayWorld?s cameras caught the exciting moments as the curtain came down on a triumphant evening.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek of BILLY ELLIOT, Opening on Broadway 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2008

A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the upcoming theatre season, Billy Elliot began preview performances on October 1, 2008. With music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical opens at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (240 W 45th St) Thursday, November 13th.

Photo Coverage: First Broadway Preview of 'Billy Elliot'
by Walter McBride - Oct 2, 2008

A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the upcoming theatre season, Billy Elliot began preview performances last night, October 1, 2008. With music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical opens at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on Thursday, November 13th.

'Billy Elliot' Soars at the Imperial Starting Tonight, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2008

A hit in London and one of the most highly anticipated shows of the upcoming theatre season, Billy Elliot the Musical begins preview performances tonight, October 1, 2008. With music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical opens at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (240 W 45th St) Thursday, November 13th.

Photo Coverage: Cast of 'Billy Elliot' Meet and Greet the Press
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2008

On July 29th, 2008 the cast and creative team of the upcoming Broadway musical 'Billy Elliot' met the press. With music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical opens at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (240 W 45th St) Thursday, November 13th.

Full Cast Announced for BILLY ELLIOT; Gwynne, Jbara, Shelley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2008

The full cast of the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical has been announced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment.

Baltimore/Washington Backstage - March 23, 2008
by Charles Shubow - Mar 25, 2008

Hippodrome Season 08-09: Old, New, and Kiddies, Too
by James Howard - Mar 22, 2008

PREVIEW/COMMENTARY: The upcoming season of Broadway Touring shows was announced last Thursday. Here is a review and some thoughts.

Martini Talk: The Farnsworth Invention & The Grinch
by Michael Dale - Dec 10, 2007

Aaron Sorkin's telling of the the battle over television is dry and passionless while The Grinch gets even better in its return to Broadway.

BWW TV: Transforming Patrick Page Into The Grinch
by Craig Brockman - Dec 9, 2007

BroadwayWorld brings you backstage as the other wicked green legendary character, The Grinch (Patrick Page) puts on his face and talks candidly about the strike, the audiences, his career and more! Don't miss this special video feature!

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