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Posted: 4/10/11 at 7:11pm
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Ten time Tony Award-winning musical 'Billy Elliot' celebrated its 1,000'th performance on Broadway on 8th Apr 2011.

'Billy Elliot - The Musical'
Opened at the Imperial Theatre on 13th Nov 2008.
Following previews from 1st Oct.

The show opened to excellent reviews:
"Everything about this production is remarkable."; "enduring appeal" NY Times
"irresistible new show " NY Daily News
"head and toe-shoes above every other show this season" NY Post
"as seriously thrilling as it is deeply lovable" NewsDay
"Tough, intelligent, exuberant, electric, politically savvy, and fun" Back Stage

The musical received 10 Tony Awards:
Best Musical
Best Book of a musical-Lee Hall
Best Actor -Awarded to David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish
Best Featured Actor in a Musical -Gregory Jbara
Best Choreography -Peter Darling
Best Direction -Stephen Daldry
Best Orchstrations -Martin Koch
Best Scenic Design -Ian MacNeil
Best Lighting Design for a Musical -Rick Fisher
Best Sound Design for a Musical -Paul Arditti

Set in England's North East against the background of the miners' strike - 'Billy Elliot' is the tale of a motherless boy whose father wants him to take up boxing.
Instead, the boy discovers a love for ballet that leads him from secret lessons to a place at the Royal Ballet School.

'Billy Elliot' is created by the same team that made the multi-Oscar-nominated film: writer Lee Hall, director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer Peter Darling.
The musical's score is by Elton John, who also composed the music for 'The Lion King,' 'Aida' and 'Lestat.'

'Billy Elliot - The Musical' was a London hit when it opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 11th May 2005 and has been a box office hit ever since.

The London production won Three Olivier Awards:
Best New Musical
Best Actor
Best Choreographer.

It also won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.

Updated On: 4/10/11 at 07:11 PM
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Posted: 4/10/11 at 7:15pm
Shame it's crap then.
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Posted: 4/11/11 at 8:28am
matter of opinion really, I love this show, havent seen it on Broadway, but I love the West End performances, long may it run
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Posted: 4/11/11 at 11:31am
A remarkable ingenious show, a triumph in every sense of the word. Deserves it's 1000 performances, looked in great shape when I saw 'Billy Elliot' at a packed Imperial theatre on a Sunday afternoon a couple of weeks ago.

The London performance if nearing six years, so I guess a show does about 400 shows a year? so this must be nearing 2500 shows?

Here to another 1000 shows both in the West End and Broadway, to one of the best shows to come out of Britain.

Updated On: 4/11/11 at 11:31 AM
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Posted: 4/12/11 at 5:49am
...seeing it for the 5th time in 3 weeks time!

Just like 'Blood Brothers' it gets me every single time!
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Posted: 4/12/11 at 1:04pm
Amazing show!
Love it!
I've seen it 4 times in London.
Last time was last December, and my only disappointment was that the "angry dance" was still the same, I'd assumed they would have changed it to the way they did it at the Tony's which I guess is the way it's performed on Broadway.