Thursday, February 4, 2010

Billy Elliot Coming to Minneapolis


“Billy Elliot,” the Broadway smash about a coal miner’s son who dreams of a life in ballet, will dance into the Twin Cities next season. The musical, composed by Elton John with lyrics by book writer Lee Hall, won 10 Tony Awards last year.

The show will be included in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Broadway season, the presenter announced Wednesday. It will run Dec. 16, 2010 - Jan. 9, 2011. Tickets go on sale at a later date.

"Billy Elliot" is based on a 2000 British film. It was adapted for the London stage in 2005 and opened in New York in 2008.
On Broadway, three boys alternated playing the title character. There is no word yet on casting for the tour.

- Star Tribune

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