Broadway's Billy Elliot Says Goodbye to Gregory Jbara, Carole Shelley and Joel Hatch Sept. 4

By Andrew Gans
04 Sep 2011

Gregory Jbara
Gregory Jbara
Photo by Carol Rosegg

Tony winner Gregory Jbara, Tony nominee Carole Shelley and Joel Hatch play their final performances in the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the roles of Dad, Grandma and George, respectively, Sept. 4 at 7:30 PM at the Imperial Theatre.

Daniel Jenkins, Katherine McGrath and William Youmans will join the Broadway cast in those same roles Sept. 6 at 7 PM.

Daniel Jenkins' Broadway credits include Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, Cliff in Wrong Mountain, Josh in Big, Prior in Angels in America, Huck (1985) and Mark Twain (2005) in Big River. 

William Youmans has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, Finian's Rainbow, Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme, The Farnsworth Invention, Pirate Queen, Titanic, Big River and The Little Foxes. 



McGrath's Broadway work includes A Tale of Two Cities (Miss Pross), The Music Man (Widow Paroo), and The Night of the Tribades.

Billy Elliot currently stars Emily Skinner (Mrs. Wilkinson), Patrick Mulvey (Tony), Neil McCaffrey and Cameron Clifford (Michael) and Giuseppe Bausilio, Tade Biesinger, Joseph Harrington and Peter Mazurowski as Billy.

Billy Elliot the Musical, according to the producers, 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 surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever."

The musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

For tickets, visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. Visit www.BillyElliotBroadway.com.