AmEx Pre-Sale for Billy Elliot—The Musical Begins April 23

News   AmEx Pre-Sale for Billy Elliot—The Musical Begins April 23 Tickets for the upcoming Broadway mounting of Billy Elliot—The Musical — the Olivier Award-winning Elton John-Lee Hall musical based on the 2000 film of the same name — go on sale April 23 exclusively for American Express Card holders.

The AmEX offer continues through June 10; tickets, priced $41.50-$126.50 (with premium seats at $301.50), are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com.

Tickets for Billy Elliot — which is scheduled to begin previews at Broadway's Imperial Theatre Oct. 1 with an official opening Nov. 13 — go on sale to the general public June 15.

It was recently announced that young actors David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish and Trent Kowalik will alternate in the musical's title role.

Stephen Daldry, who directed the inspirational motion picture, also directs the stage production. The music is by Elton John with book and lyrics by Lee Hall.

The tale is set in England's Northeast against the background of a miners' strike. The musical concerns a working-class boy's dream of becoming a ballet dancer — and the obstacles and advocates he encounters. Billy Elliot—The Musical features choreography by Peter Darling, scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Producers are Universal Pictures, Working Title & Old Vic Productions and Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are executive producers.

The London production won Best New Musical at the 2006 Olivier Awards. Peter Darling picked up the Best Theatre Choreographer Award, while the Best Actor in a Musical Award was shared by James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower, who originated the title role.

For more information, visit billyelliotbroadway.com.