Tony-Winning Billy Elliot to Celebrate 500th Performance

News   Tony-Winning Billy Elliot to Celebrate 500th Performance
 
Billy Elliot the Musical, which won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, will celebrate its 500th performance at Broadway's Imperial Theatre Jan. 24 at 7:30 PM.

The cast is currently headed by Michael Dameski, Alex Ko, Trent Kowalik, Liam Redhead and Dayton Tavares, who rotate in the title role, with Kate Henning as Mrs. Wilkinson, Gregory Jbara as Dad, Carole Shelley as Grandma, Will Chase as Tony and Trevor Braun and Jake Evans Schwencke alternating as Michael.

The show, which recouped its $18 million investment in 14 months, is presented by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment, based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal film.

Billy Elliot the Musical, according to press notes, is the "joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a passion that takes him by surprise, and takes his whole family on an incredibly uplifting adventure."

The musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry. The production has scenic design by Ian MacNeil, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.

Billy Elliot the Musical is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are executive producers. For more information visit www.BillyElliotBroadway.com.

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