Billy Elliot

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.

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
High-school senior, Thea Belle Flanzer, and high-school sophomore, Avery Allen, are arranging a raffle to raise money for WC Kitchen's Hurricane Dorian relief project in the Bahamas. The prizes include: a 2 night stay at Gurney's Resort, 4 tickets to the opening night of Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular, and 4 tickets to the Gateway Playhouse's production of Elf the Musical.
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2019
On today's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly and Ryan share their take on 'Cats' with new trailers shown by WABC's entertainment reporter Randy Kenyon (Sandy Keyon's twin brother). The trailers feature Josh Groban, who lends his voice for a special surprise.  
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 30, 2019
Oh what a celebration we'll have today because it's the sixteenth anniversary of Wicked, which opened at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. We're helping our fellow Ozians rejoicify by looking back at what the show's original cast has been up to since leaving the smash hit, including Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check it all out!
by Vicki Trask - Oct 29, 2019
In addition to choreographing this musical staple, his company, Brown Cow Collections, is putting Sweet Charity where it belongs: in an intimate club. An audience of 40 will be invited to every performance to sit in the Habitat Living Sound club to experience the show up close.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Taylor Swift recently did an interview discussing all aspects of her upcoming role in the Cats film.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway performers Lauren Gemelli, Tyler Hanes, Haley Podschun, Nicholas Rodriguez, and Jan Neuberger in the regional premiere of the new Irving Berlin Broadway musical Holiday Inn, playing Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) December 13-22, 2019. Tickets are $30-$65, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information. Holiday Inn is generously sponsored by PNC Bank.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
In a new interview with Variety, Taylor Swift has revealed she has previously auditioned for CATS director Tom Hooper for the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Ruthie Henshall is back in the UK with a new intimate show In My Life which plays an exclusive four-city tour in April 2020. In My Life premiered at the Sydney Opera House in June 2019 and went on to tour Australia playing to packed houses and a slew of five-star, rave reviews.
by Alan Henry - Oct 24, 2019
Baz Bamigboye reports that Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber have collaborated on a new song for the CATS movie titled 'Beautiful Ghosts' which is performed by Frankie Hayward, and reprised again in the film by Judi Dench.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 23, 2019
It's time to dance because today is World Ballet Day! To celebrate everything being beautiful at the ballet, we're looking back at some of the stage and screen's most iconic musicals featuring ballet! Check out these videos to see clips from classics like West Side Story and On the Town to more recent additions like Billy Elliot and Movin' Out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
A Sensible Theatre Co. will present The Sensible Cabaret - once a month, every month - Elevating Queer & Allied artists here in New York City. October will feature the wickedest witch of all, Donovan Hoffer, as he shares stories and songs of the seasons, heartbreak, and trama - all For the Love of Persephone.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
It's Delightful, it's Delicious, it's De-lovelya?"it's the musical ANYTHING GOES, with Cole Porter's magical music underscoring this age-old tale of boy meets girl. ANYTHING GOES opens Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre, located at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (The J). Additional performances continue Nov. 3-17. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 2 p.m. Details are available at TheWhiteTheatre.org.
by Student Blogger: Emily Bonifacio - Oct 22, 2019
Last week the book 'Me' was released by the legend Elton John and it got me thinking about Elton's contribution to musical theatre. His music and his generous personality have touched millions. His musical fantasy movie Rocketman, that came out earlier this year, based on his life is one of the greatest, in my opinion, films ever made. He has such a passion and love for everything he does and what he has given the magical world of musical theatre is just as extraordinary.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today casting for the 2019 Benefit Concert honoring Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine, both alumni of NYMF. The 2019 Benefit Concert will take place on Monday, November 18 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).
by Jade Kops - Oct 21, 2019
BILLY ELLIOT, Elton John and Lee Hall's multi award winning musical theatre adaptation of Stephen Daldry's movie of the same name returns to Sydney for its 10th Anniversary Australian Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with William Shakespeare's  Hamlet from October 25 through November 17 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.. Hamlet's story begins when she meets her father's ghost, revealing that her uncle, Claudius, has murdered him and taken Hamlet's mother, Gertrude, for his queen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with the hilarious Broadway hit, SHREK THE MUSICAL. Directed by Glenn Casale and choreographed by Robbie Roby, the production begins previews on November 5, opens November 13, and continues through January 5 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Broadway's Drew McVety will make his Goodspeed debut this week in the current production of Billy Elliot The Musical.  
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 21, 2019
El director del show, Sergio Alcover, y el productor, Gonzalo Perez, nos cuentan más detalles sobre este nuevo espectáculo.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019
Signature Theatre stages A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 a?" January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award® nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals' Executive Director Michael Gennaro announced today that longtime Resident Music Director Michael O'Flaherty has decided to retire after leading the music department for 28 years.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Chance Theater announces its 22nd Anniversary Season, which will be the sixth to employ both stages in its home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature eight fully-staged productions. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed West End musical is coming to The Bristol Hippodrome from 25th a?" 31st May as part of its first UK tour starring Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot the Musical) as Jamie New and Shane Richie (EastEnders) as Hugo / Loco Chanelle. Both Layton and Shane will be reprising their roles from the West End production.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse and the company of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz support a?oeSpirit Day 2019a?? in the attached image. This year's Spirit Day (Thursday, October 17) is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to 'go purple' on Spirit Day is a way for everyone to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
With the new Tom Patterson Theatre taking shape on the banks of the Avon River, the Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce key casting as it builds the acting company for its monumental 2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Back by public demand, The Barricade Boys today announce their second Christmas residency at The Other Palace in London's West End.
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019
Elton John talks about writing his great new memoir a?oeMe,a?? touring since he was 17, wanting to be home with his kids, letting Stevie Wonder drive his snowmobile, playing charades at Neil Diamond's house with Bob Dylan, being a technophobe, not owning a cell phone, his love of paper shredding, and he weighs in on the shoe color debate.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Utah Lyric Opera presents the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen, music & lyrics by C. Michael Perry and directed by Alice Jankell in a limited engagement (November 1-16) at Theatre Two at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019
Elton John sits down with NBC's Harry Smith for a candid interview ahead of the release of his new autobiography, a?oeMe.a?? Watch as the music legend opens up about his rise to stardom, his relationship with his mother and his cocaine addiction. a?oeI'm so lucky to have survived all that I've done,a?? he says.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine at its 2019 Benefit Concert on Monday, November 18 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Utah Lyric Opera, in association with Thunder Media Group, will present the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April
by BWW Special - Oct 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature CHASING RAINBOWS, THE MUSIC MAN, THE BAND'S VISIT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the next production in its 25th Anniversary season: the New Faces Sing Broadway series. New Faces Sing Broadway 1956, hosted by Angela Ingersoll, directed by Brianna Borger and music directed by Chuck Larkin, returns to Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and to The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2019
It has been revealed that the upcoming Cats film will miss multiple awards deadlines for this upcoming award season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical have today confirmed that unfortunately due to personal circumstances Kelley Abbey is unable to continue in her role as Mrs Wilkinson and has had to withdraw from the production.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld has your first look at Signature Theatre's A Chorus Line! Check out the photos and video!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Believe in magic this Holiday Season at the Fulton Theatre! Peter Pan flies in, November 14 through December 29, with previews November 12 & 13. An adventure for the entire family, Peter Pan is being produced on the grand scale of the Fulton's Beauty and the Beast.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Fueled by the music of a band beloved by all generations and packed with explosive dance numbers and non-stop laughs, Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show. Add choreographers who performed in the Broadway show and national tour-Christopher Hudson Myers and Rachel MacIsaac-and Staples Players rendition of the smash hit is a must-see. David Roth (SHS '84) and Kerry Long (SHS '97) co-direct the cast of 63 who will appear in eight performances from November 15 - 23.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Last night, Feinstein's/54 Below again celebrated the popular and prolific summer camp, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Taylor Swift took to social media to announce that her new song, co-written with Andrew Lloyd Webber, 'Beautiful Ghosts' will be released at 12:01 a.m. EST on November 15! The song was written for the upcoming CATS film adaptation, in which Swift stars as Bombalurina.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway), along with Solo Productions' Mary Young Leckie (Maudie, Mary's Wedding), have just announced the creative team and casting for The Louder We Get, based on the true story of Marc Hall, with book by Kent Staines, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, and music by Colleen Dauncey.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with the hilarious Broadway hit, SHREK THE MUSICAL. Directed by Glenn Casale and choreographed by Robbie Roby, the production begins previews on November 5, opens November 13, and continues through January 5 on the Walnut's Mainstage. The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in SHREK THE MUSICAL, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning movie.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine at its 2019 Benefit Concert on Monday, November 18 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Musical Theatre West celebrates the holiday season with the classic movie-turned- Broadway musical Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn December 6-15 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.  Tickets are on sale now at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Box Office.  Tickets start at $20.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
In the summer of 2020, Signature Theatre heads across the river to DC's hottest new venue The Anthem to present an all new production of the global phenomenon Mamma Mia! featuring 22 of ABBA's biggest hits.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Utah Lyric Opera, in association with Thunder Media Group, will present the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen, music & lyrics by C. Michael Perry and directed by Alice Jankell in a limited engagement (November 1-16) at Theatre Two at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).