Hocking to Return to Broadway's Billy Elliot Sept. 15

News   Hocking to Return to Broadway's Billy Elliot Sept. 15
Leah Hocking, who created the role of Mum in the Tony-winning Billy Elliot, will return to the acclaimed musical at the Imperial Theatre Sept. 15, according to a production spokesperson.

Actress Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), who began a limited run as Mum July 28, will continue in the role until Hocking's return, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 8.

Hocking has also been seen on Broadway in Guys and Dolls, Grease, Jekyll & Hyde, The Wild Party, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Dance of the Vampires and All Shook Up.

Billy Elliot — which earned ten 2009 Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical — has music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry. The production opened on Nov. 13, 2008, at Broadway's Imperial Theatre.

The new musical, according to press notes, "is the funny, heartwarming tale of a young boy with a dream, and a celebration of his triumph against the odds. Set against the historic British miners’ strike of the 1980s, the story follows Billy’s journey as a boy in a small mining town who, after stumbling across a ballet class while on his way to a boxing lesson, realizes that his future lay not in the boxing ring but on stage as a dancer."

For tickets visit BillyElliotBroadway.

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