PHOTO CALL: Second National Tour of Billy Elliot, with Faith Prince, Rehearses in NYC

News   PHOTO CALL: Second National Tour of Billy Elliot, with Faith Prince, Rehearses in NYC
 
Tony Award winner Faith Prince will play dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in the second national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical, which launches Oct. 30 at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC.

The title role will be shared by Giuseppe Bausilio, Michael Dameski, Kylend Hetherington, Lex Ishimoto and Daniel Russell.

Billy Elliot the Musical, winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, is "the joyous and exciting celebration of one boy's triumph against the odds," according to producers. "The story follows Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class and discovers his dream to dance."

Here is the company on the first day of rehearsal, photographed at The Duke on 42nd Street:

The cast will also include Rich Hebert (Dad); Patti Perkins (Grandma); Jeff Kready (Tony); Joel Blum (George); Griffin Birney and Jacob Zelonky (Michael); and Rachel Mracna (Debbie). Rounding out the ensemble are Maximilien A. Baud, Craig Bennett, Kirrilee Berger, Michael Biren, Damien Brett, Samantha Cutler, Jason DePinto, Jennifer Evans, J. Austin Eyer, Andrew Fitch, Kurt Froman, Mary Giattino, Cassidy Hagel, Regan Haley, David Hibbard, Karen Hyland, Aaron Kaburick, Nicholas Lampiasi, Rebecca Marlowe, Katie Micha, Alec Osher, Vanessa Russo, Nathan Scherich, Nicholas Sipes, Dorothy Stanley, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Beatrice Tulchin, Genai Veal, Olivia Wang, Beverly Ward, Patrick Wetzel, Branch Woodman, Katrina Yaukey and Danielle Znutas.

The tour opens in Durham followed by stops in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Tampa, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Tempe, Denver, Dallas and St. Louis. For complete tour route, tickets and further information, visit www.BillyElliotTour.com.

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