Featured Reviews For Billy Elliot


Billy Elliot: The Musical - Back Stage
It's so rare that a show lives up to its hype that I was all set to be underwhelmed by Billy Elliot: The Musical, the London mega-smash based on the 2000 film about a coal miner's son who longs to join the ballet. Reports from across the pond had this tuner the greatest thing since sliced bread. Well, count me as a big old Billy fan. What could easily have become a feel-good treacle fest — particularly with the king of pop ballads, Elton John, composing the music — turns out to be one of the smartest and most satisfying Broadway musicals in years.

Billy Elliot - Variety
Three-and-a-half years may seem a long time for an instantaneous London smash like "Billy Elliot: The Musical" to cross the Atlantic, but the delay looks to have played serendipitously into the producers' hands. With unemployment figures soaring and the economy in the dumps, the zeitgeist could hardly be more attuned to the stirring story of a Northern England miner's son liberated from bleak reality by his passion for ballet. But even without that happy accident of timing, American audiences would have no trouble connecting with the universal sentiment of this bittersweet dual celebration of community and individuality.


 



 

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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.'
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!
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2011
Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Tade Biesinger will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, in the role of ‘Billy.' The production which recently celebrated its 1,000 performance at the Imperial Theatre welcomes Biesinger as the thirteenth ‘Billy' to perform on Broadway. Current ‘Billy' Alex Ko will play his final performance May 15, 2011 at 7:30pm.
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - April 11, 2011
The 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical celebrated 1,000 performances on Broadway on Friday, April 8th, 7:30pm at the Imperial Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the moment and brings you photo coverage below.
by BWW News Desk - April 8, 2011
The 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical will celebrate 1,000 performances on Broadway this Friday, April 8th, 7:30pm at the Imperial Theatre (246 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2011
The 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical will celebrate 1,000 performances on Broadway this Friday, April 8th, 7:30pm at the Imperial Theatre (246 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2011
The Broadway production of the international hit musical Billy Elliot now offers ShowTrans, I-Caption for the deaf and D-Scriptive for the blind at the Imperial Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2011
Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions bring the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot the Musical to St. Louis' Fabulous Fox Theatre from November 1-13. 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.
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2011
The New York Post reports today that two former patrons of BILLY ELLIOT have filed a 4 million dollar law suit against the production in reposonse to injuries they suffered as a result of a prop accident in 2009. Kansas City residents Elaine Rosen and Cynthia Noblit were sitting in the front row at the November 23, 2009 performance, when a plastic crate accidentally fell from the stage directly onto them. It is unclear if the crate fell out of the hands of an actor or was accidentally kicked into the audience by a performer.
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2011
Broadway Week gets kicked off with a flurry! Billy Elliot the Musical is offering a special snow day offer for today's matinee - Wednesday, January 26th at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2011
BILLY ELLIOT visited the NYSE on January 20th, and cast members, Alex Ko and Joseph Harrington, rang The Closing Bell.
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2011
Escape from the snow and cold at Billy Elliot the Musical with a special snow day offer.
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 29, 2010
Billy Elliot's Tessa Netting has sang her own recap of 2010.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 28, 2010
On November 25, Joseph Harrington, Neil McCaffrey and the ballet girls performed during the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - November 17, 2010
Billy Elliot the Musical had their second anniversary on Broadway Saturday, November 13, 2010. The Broadway company celebrated turning two with a party and caricatures unveiling at Tony's DiNapoli this Tuesday, November 16.
by Jessica Lewis - November 8, 2010
On October 2, Emily Skinner joined the Broadway company of Billy Elliot as the beloved Mrs. Wilkinson, a role she took nationwide on the first national tour of the show. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with the busy triple threat to talk about how it feels to bring the role home to Broadway.
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - November 1, 2010
Every Halloween, the BILLY ELLIOT ensemble men turn their dressing room into a haunted house for the kids. This year, the Billy kids are inviting the other kids on Broadway to participate in the spooky event. BroadwayWorld was invited for the photo op and brings you a look inside the haunted house below.