Photo Coverage: Elton John Celebrates Toronto's BILLY ELLIOT Opening
by Kelly Cameron - Mar 3, 2011

On Tuesday, Toronto rolled out the red carpet and welcomed Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish for a special gala opening of Billy Elliot The Musical. A star-studded event, BWW was on hand to bring you photos and videos of all the fun. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Extends Thru 10/24 At The Ford Center, 250,000 New Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are thrilled to announce, with Broadway In Chicago that Billy Elliot the Musical, currently playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph), is extending its run in Chicago by fifteen weeks through October 24, 2010. (more...)

Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical and Broadway In Chicago have joined with other special partners to create an exciting series of events to ring in the Back to School season. (more...)

Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical and Broadway In Chicago have joined with other special partners to create an exciting series of events to ring in the Back to School season. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Releases Final Block of Chicago Tickets, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are announcing, with Broadway In Chicago, that tickets for the finAl Block of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in Chicago will go on sale Friday, July 16, 2010. After a successful 10-month run, BILLY ELLIOT will play its final Chicago performance on January 15, 2011. This finAl Block of performances runs from October 26, 2010 through January 15, 2011 and includes popular holiday performances. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Plays Chigaco Thru 1/15; Stops in Toronto & San Francisco to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are announcing, with Broadway In Chicago, that tickets for the finAl Block of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in Chicago will go on sale Friday, July 16, 2010. After a successful 10-month run, BILLY ELLIOT will play its final Chicago performance on January 15, 2011. This finAl Block of performances runs from October 26, 2010 through January 15, 2011 and includes popular holiday performances. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Extends Thru 10/24 At The Ford Center, 250,000 New Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are thrilled to announce, with Broadway In Chicago that Billy Elliot the Musical, currently playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph), is extending its run in Chicago by fifteen weeks through October 24, 2010. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Opens 4/11 at Ford Center; Rush Seats Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical's Chicago opening night will take place April 11th. In addition, the producers, along with Broadway In Chicago, are excited to announce that $25 rush seats will be available for every performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

The downtown Theatre District is filled with activity surrounding Billy Elliot in the coming weeks with rehearsals that began January 11 in Chicago and the production moving into the Ford Center/Oriental Theatre. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Opens 3/18 at Ford Center; Rush Seats Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical's Chicago premiere is only one week away. Performances begin Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.). In addition, the producers, along with Broadway In Chicago, are excited to announce that $25 rush seats will be available for every performance. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Opens 3/18 at Ford Center; Rush Seats Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical's Chicago premiere is only one week away. Performances begin Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.). In addition, the producers, along with Broadway In Chicago, are excited to announce that $25 rush seats will be available for every performance. (more...)

Emily Skinner to Star as 'Mrs. Wilkinson' in BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago
by BWW - Jan 14, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Tony Nominee Emily Skinner will play 'Mrs. Wilkinson' in the Chicago production of the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot the Musical. (more...)

TIME Magazine Names BILLY ELLIOT The Best Musical Of The Decade, Rehearsals Begin In Chicago 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010

Time Magazine has named Billy Elliot the Musical the 'BEST MUSICAL OF THE DECADE,' according to Time Senior Editor and Theater Critic Richard Zoglin. (more...)

TIME Magazine Names BILLY ELLIOT The Best Musical Of The Decade, Rehearsals Begin In Chicago 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2010

Time Magazine has named Billy Elliot the Musical the 'BEST MUSICAL OF THE DECADE,' according to Time Senior Editor and Theater Critic Richard Zoglin. (more...)

Batchelor, Bausilio & Corrles Star in Chicago's BILLY ELLIOTT; Complete Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment, has announced, with Broadway In Chicago, casting for the Chicago production of Billy Elliot the Musical, beginning preview performances March 18, 2010 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.). Opening night is Sunday, April 11, 2010. The cast includes John Peter (J.P.) Viernes who joins the previously announced actors Tommy Batchelor, Giuseppe Bausilio and Cesar Corrales in the role of ‘Billy'. (more...)

LuPone's Final 'Turn': NY Mag Offers Photo Diary of Last GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2009

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY played its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Sunday, January 11, 2009. New York Magazine was granted the exclusive chance to document the historic final performance in a photo essay featuring the production's Tony Winning 'Mama Rose', the legendary Patti LuPone. Directed by theatrical legend and author of the musical Arthur Laurents, GYPSY played 332 performances and 27 previews. The production starred Tony Award winners Patti LuPone as 'Rose,' Boyd Gaines as 'Herbie' and Laura Benanti as 'Gypsy'. GYPSY began preview performances on Monday, March 3, 2008 and officially opened on Thursday, March 27, 2008. GYPSY was awarded three 2008 Tony Awards, one for each of the show's three stars: Patti LuPone (Leading Actress in a Musical), Laura Benanti (Best Featured Actress) and Boyd Gaines (Best Featured Actor). The production was nominated for seven Tony Awards in total, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Arthur Laurents), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Martin Pakledinaz) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Dan Moses Schreier). In addition, GYPSY was nominated for six Outer Critics Circle Awards (boasting wins for LuPone and Benanti), four Drama Desk Awards (including wins for LuPone, Gaines and Benanti) and three Drama League Awards including the 'Distinguished Performance Award' for Patti LuPone. (more...)

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: GYPSY'S FINAL BOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY played its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Sunday, January 11, 2009. (more...)

GYPSY Takes 'Her' Final Bow, Ends Run Today 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2009

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY, originally announced to close on Sunday, March 1, 2009, will play its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) today, Sunday, January 11, 2009. (more...)

GYPSY to Still Be Filmed Before It Closes?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2008

Savvy BroadwayWorld.com visitors noticed a message up on Telecharge.com for those purchasings tickets to Gypsy's final performances back when they were to be in March. The good news for fans of the show, who were worried that the show's early closing might have derailed those plans is that the message is back up for the shows between January 2 and January 4, 2009. (more...)

GYPSY to Close Early on January 11, 2009
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2008

The award winning, critically acclaimed smash hit production of GYPSY, originally announced to close on Sunday, March 1, 2009, will now play its final performance at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street) on Sunday, January 11, 2009. (more...)

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