Theatre Information

Imperial Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
249 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one internission

Tuesday at 7pm
Thursday through Sunday at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm


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Winner of 10 Tony Awards for 2009, including Best Musical! Billy Elliot the Musical is the new show that has captured Broadway’s heart, delighted the critics and swept the awards - winning ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical! Called “Extraordinarily uplifting” by Time Out New York and “Intoxicating” by The New York Times, Billy Elliot is a joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of one boy following his heart and making his dreams come true.



Based on the critically acclaimed feature film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by the movie’s original creative team – director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall – along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “His best score yet!”



Come discover for yourself why Billy Elliot was the most lauded new Broadway show of 2009.


Billy Elliot - 2008 Broadway Page 2


BILLY ELLIOT Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2011

Billy Elliot the Musical today announced a new performance schedule. Beginning September 5, the show will now play Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm; dark Mondays. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Plans Changes, Creative Cuts
by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2011

The story of a boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, Billy Elliot is generally regarded as family fare; still, school groups hesitate to choose the show for their students, according to producer Eric Fellner. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Holds Open Call for Ballet Girls, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2011

On Saturday, September 17th Billy Elliot the Musical will hold its second annual open call for Ballet Girls at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th St). Sign up begins at 10am. Billy Elliot is on the lookout for dancers with strong tap skills from 8-12 years old to shine as Billy Elliot's Ballet Girls. The production is seeking a variety of shapes and sizes (tiny, chubby, lanky, quirky, etc) with expressive character and lots of personality - not your traditional ballerina. (more...)

Jenkins, McGrath & Youmans Join BILLY ELLIOT 9/6; Jbara, Shelley & Hatch to Depart on 9/4
by BWW - August 15, 2011

The producers of Billy Elliot on Broadway announced today that Daniel Jenkins, Katherine McGrath and William Youmans will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the roles of ‘Dad,' ‘Grandma,' and ‘George,' respectively. Current ‘Dad,' Tony winner Gregory Jbara, ‘Grandma,' Tony nominee Carole Shelley and ‘George,' Joel Hatch will play their final performance Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 7:30pm. Jenkins', McGrath, and Youmans' first performance is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2011

Billy Elliot the Musical today announced a new performance schedule. Beginning September 5, the show will now play Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm; dark Mondays. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates National Dance Day with Sidewalk Warmup
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - July 28, 2011

Stretch those tendons! Warm up those hamstrings! In honor of National Dance Day yesterday, July 27, the Ballet Girls of Billy Elliot the Musical hosted a free dance warm-up outside their home away from home, the Imperial Theatre. Passersby were invited to join in the exercise, with tutus optional. (more...)

BWW TV: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 21, 2011

BroadwayWorld TV brings you the performances from Billy Elliot at Broadway in Bryant Park, 2011! (more...)

Photo Flash: Vinny Buzzetta Makes Cake for BILLY ELLIOT's 1000 Performance
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2011

Twenty-one-year-old pastry prodigy Vinny Buzzetta creates a masterpiece for the 1,000th performance of the hit Broadway musical Billy Elliot in episode three of WE tv's ‘Staten Island Cakes' airing Tuesday, July 5 at 9PM ET/PT. Pasted above and attached is a photo of chef Vinny Buzzetta with the cast and his cake creation. Check out a photo from the big event below! (more...)

BWW TV: BILLY ELLIOT Honors Dougherty as 1.5Mth Audience Member!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 23, 2011

Yesterday, June 22, Billy Elliot welcomed their 1,500,000th audience member at matinee performance. As patrons entered the theatre, tickets were scanned and the lucky, 1.5Mth audience member was revealed during the curtain call. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and brings you the curtain call speech below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes 1.5 Millionth Audience Member!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - June 23, 2011

Yesterday, June 22, Billy Elliot welcomed their 1,500,000th audience member at matinee performance. As patrons entered the theatre, tickets were scanned and the lucky, 1.5Mth audience member was revealed during the curtain call. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Patrick Mulvey to Replace Will Chase in BILLY ELLIOT, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2011

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Patrick Mulvey will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the role of ‘Tony.' Mulvey began his journey as the original ‘Tony' in the Chicago production of Billy Elliot. He comes to the Broadway company direct from the Toronto production of Billy Elliot. Current ‘Tony' Will Chase will play his final performance Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:30pm. Mulvey's first performance is scheduled for Friday, July 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews BILLY ELLIOT's 'Coach' Joel Blum
by Linda Hodges - June 16, 2011

Billy Elliot's Joel Blum shares his excitement at being home again (in San Francisco),thoughts about the show and the life of an actor and finally, what's next for him. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Begins New Performance Schedule, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2011

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. (more...)

Billy Elliot Stars Hit 92YTribeca Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2011

Two stars of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Billy Elliot talk about what it's like to bring to life the story of a young man who stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that changes his life forever. The actors playing Billy and his teacher sing some of the tunes that inspired The New York Post to call Billy Elliot Elton John's 'best score yet.' (more...)

Giuseppe Bausilio Joins Broadway Cast of BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2011

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Giuseppe Bausilio will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the role of ‘Billy'. Bausilio started his journey as one of the original ‘Billys' in the Chicago production of Billy Elliot. He went on to join the national touring production and has played 'Billy' in 10 cities across the country since the tour began in October 2010. Bausilio will be the fourteenth ‘Billy' to perform on Broadway. Current ‘Billy' Jacob Clemente will play his final performance Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 7:30pm. Bausilio's first performance will be announced soon. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Begins New Performance Schedule, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

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. (more...)

BWW TV: Tony Documentary Film Talkback Series Presents FINDING BILLY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

The first ever Tony Award Documentary Film Series launched this week, May 9, as part of the 2011 Tony Awards Showcase at the Times Square Visitors Center and Mini-Museum. The Tony Award Documentary Films Series features three films that examine what it's like to be behind-the-scenes on a Tony-eligible Broadway musical. The first film to be screened was Finding Billy, taking viewers on the journey in the search for the young male leads in Billy Elliot the Musical. The screening was immediately followed by a panel discussion comprised of moderator Nora Brennan (Children's Casting Director for Billy Elliot), and Broadway cast members Tade Biesinger (Billy), Jacob Clemente (Billy), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), and Joel Hatch (George). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event and brings you the panel disussion below. (more...)

Billy Elliot Stars Hit 92YTribeca, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2011

Two stars of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Billy Elliot talk about what it's like to bring to life the story of a young man who stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that changes his life forever. The actors playing Billy and his teacher sing some of the tunes that inspired The New York Post to call Billy Elliot Elton John's 'best score yet.' (more...)

92nd Street Y Tribeca Hosts BILLY ELLIOT in Concert and Conversation, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2011

On Tuesday May 24, the 92nd Street Y Tribeca will host Billy Elliot: SONGS AND TALK-BACK WITH THE CAST from 12-1pm. Two stars of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Billy Elliot will talk about what it's like to bring to life the story of a young man who stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that changes his life forever. The actors playing Billy and his teacher sing some of the tunes that inspired The New York Post to call Billy Elliot Elton John's 'best score yet.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy's Celebrate BILLY ELLIOT-Inspired Dessert
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2011

In celebration of the Royal Wedding, and all things British, English chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker has teamed up with another British export, Billy Elliott the musical to create a delicious and unique dessert; Billy Elliott's Butterscotch Bread & Butter Pudding, to be sold exclusively and for a limited time at the Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Café, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

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