Broadway's Imperial Theatre welcomed the smash hit Billy Elliot on November 13th with music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were there to capture all the excitement!
Directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot has played over 1,300 performances and recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary in London. Billy Elliot the Musical opened at London's Victoria Palace in May 2005 to unanimous critical acclaim. The production went on to sweep London's nine awards for Best Musical, including the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. In London, Billy Elliot has now been seen by over 1.5 million people and has grossed over £65 million. The musical opened to equal acclaim at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Australia in December 2007. The two current productions have played to over 2.3 million people.
Billy Elliot is playing at the Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10036. The running time is 2 hours 45 mins, with one intermission. Shows times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 3pm. Beginning November 17: Tuesday at 7pm. Prices are $41.50 - $136.50. This show's schedule varies throughout 2008. For tickets and updated week-by-week schedule, visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.
For more information visit http://www.BillyElliotBroadway.com.
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