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A life-affirming musical about a young boy beating all odds to fulfill his dream.

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The Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive Backstage at Billy Elliot

The Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive Backstage at Billy Elliot

The holidays were still in full swing at the Imperial Theatre on January 4, when Billy Elliots annual holiday door-decorating contest got underway, and The Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were on hand to judge the fierce competition. The morning mavens enjoyed the seriously spirited handiwork by the creative cast and crew, but were ...

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Billy Elliot’s Daniel Jenkins Will Make His Composing Dreams Come True in 2012

Billy Elliot’s Daniel Jenkins Will Make His Composing Dreams Come True in 2012

As the curtain goes down on 2011, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2012. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

DANIEL JENKINS (Dad in Billy Elliot)

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Billy Elliot Celebrates Three Years on Broadway!

Billy Elliot Celebrates Three Years on Broadway!
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It was a very happy birthday indeed on November 15, when ten-time Tony winning musical Billy Elliot celebrated its third Broadway anniversary! Director Stephen Daldry was on hand to enjoy the special day, and at the end of the show current stars Tade Biesinger, Peter Mazurowski, Joseph Harrington and Julian Elia were joined on stage by original Broadway Billys and ...

Julian Elia Will Make His Broadway Debut as Title Star of Billy Elliot

Julian Elia Will Make His Broadway Debut as Title Star of Billy Elliot

Broadway's Tony-winning musical Billy Elliot is welcoming a new actor to the title role, 13-year-old Julian Elia. Elia will alternate with current cast members Tade Biesinger, Joseph Harrington, Peter Mazurowski and Myles Erlick. Current star Giuseppe Bausilio will play his final performance as Billy on November 6. Elia’s first performance date has yet to be announced.

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Bye, Billy! Broadway's Billy Elliot Sets Closing Date

 Bye, Billy! Broadway's Billy Elliot Sets Closing Date

The Tony-winning musical Billy Elliot has set a closing date of January 8, 2012. The show, featuring music by Elton John and a book and lyrics by Lee Hall, will have will have played 40 preview and 1,304 regular performances at the Imperial Theatre upon closing.

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What’s Up, Daniel Jenkins? The Billy Elliot Star on Angry British Dads and Why He’ll Always Be a Barn Mucker

What’s Up, Daniel Jenkins? The Billy Elliot Star on Angry British Dads and Why He’ll Always Be a Barn Mucker

Being a good father is its own reward, but for actor Daniel Jenkins it pays off professionally as well. The actor made his last Broadway outing as stuffy patriarch Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, and now he’s back on the boards as a very different Dad in the long-running hit musical Billy Elliot. Jenkins, who grew up with an actor ...

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Tony Winner Elton John Fires Up 'Hyper-Visual' Biopic Rocketman

Tony Winner Elton John Fires Up 'Hyper-Visual' Biopic Rocketman

A previously reported Moulin Rouge-esque biopic of Tony-winning pop superstar Elton John is moving forward, according to Deadline.com. Rocketman, a “biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music,” will be the second collaboration between John and his Billy Elliot scribe, playwright Lee Hall. Rocket Pictures’ Steve Hamilton Shaw and John’s partner David Furnish ...

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Does Emily Skinner Have a Wall of Shame? The Billy Elliot Star Reveals All

Does Emily Skinner Have a Wall of Shame? The Billy Elliot Star Reveals All

She’s busy chain-smoking her way through eight Broadway shows a week as Billy Elliot’s ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson, but Broadway favorite Emily Skinner was happy to show off her sentimental side when she welcomed Broadway.com into her backstage digs at the Imperial Theatre. From the handmade Billy Elliot Christmas ornaments she’s working on for the upcoming Broadway Flea ...

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Myles Erlick and Jack Broderick to Join Broadway Cast of Billy Elliot

Myles Erlick and Jack Broderick to Join Broadway Cast of Billy Elliot

Myles Erlick and Jack Broderick are headed to the Broadway cast of Billy Elliot as Billy and Michael, respectively. Erlick is set to replace Giuseppe Bausilio, who will play his final performance as Billy on October 9. Broderick replaces Neil McCaffrey, who will play his final performance on September 25. The 10-time Tony-winning musical continues its run at the Imperial ...

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Billy Elliot’s Daniel Jenkins Was No Stylin' School Kid

Billy Elliot’s Daniel Jenkins Was No Stylin' School Kid

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom, sharing memories of favorite subjects and activities and describing their younger selves. It sounds like Daniel Jenkins, a Broadway vet who is jumping into the role of Dad in Billy Elliot, owes ...

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Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Had a One Track Mind in School

Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Had a One Track Mind in School

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom, sharing memories of favorite subjects and activities and describing their younger selves. Tony nominee Emily Skinner is currently chain-smoking her way through Billy Elliot as colorful ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson—no thanks to ...

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Billy Elliot's Cameron Clifford on Playing Dress-Up and His Harry Potter Obsession

Billy Elliot's Cameron Clifford on Playing Dress-Up and His Harry Potter Obsession

Age & Hometown: 11; Flemington, NJ

Current Role: Tapping up a storm as Michael, the eccentric and sympathetic friend of the title character in the long-running Broadway musical hit Billy Elliot.

First Steps: Even without any professional dancers in his family, young Cameron was on the move by the age of four. “When I was little, if music came on ...

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Broadway’s Billy Elliot to Hold Second Annual Open Call for Ballet Girls

Broadway’s Billy Elliot to Hold Second Annual Open Call for Ballet Girls

Break out your tutus, girls, Billy Elliot is holding its second annual open call. On September 17, 2011, the show will be on the lookout for the latest batch of talented youngsters to join its ranks as Ballet Girls. Sign-ups for the open audition will begin at 10AM and will take place at Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre.

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Daniel Jenkins Replaces Gregory Jbara in Billy Elliot; Katherine McGrath and William Youmans Join Cast

Daniel Jenkins Replaces Gregory Jbara in Billy Elliot; Katherine McGrath and William Youmans Join Cast

Billy Elliot will welcome a trio of new players this fall. Beginning September 6, Daniel Jenkins will take on the role of Dad, Katherine McGrath will play Grandma and William Youmans is assuming the role of George in the hit musical at the Imperial Theatre. Current stars Gregory Jbara (who earned a Tony Award for his performance), Carole Shelley and ...

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Billy Elliot’s Patrick Mulvey Isn’t a Nutcase, He Just Plays Them On Stage

Billy Elliot’s Patrick Mulvey Isn’t a Nutcase, He Just Plays Them On Stage

Age & hometown: 26; Joliet, Illinois

Current Role: Making his Broadway debut as Billy’s abrasive big brother Tony in Billy Elliot

Tony-in-Training: When Mulvey joined the Chicago company of Billy Elliot, it was like “letting the dog out of the cage,” jokes the Illinois native, who graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. “In ...

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Billy Elliot’s Ballet Girls Raise the Barre on National Dance Day

Billy Elliot’s Ballet Girls Raise the Barre on National Dance Day

Considering the countless number of talented twinkletoes featured there, it’s no surprise that Broadway’s Imperial Theatre was a hot spot on National Dance Day! On July 26, one of Billy Elliot's title actors, Giuseppe Bausilio, and his Ballet Girl co-stars spilled out onto the sidewalk in front of their home away from home in celebration of dance. In their ...

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Billy Elliot Star Carole Shelley on Her Cat's Strange Motherly Instincts

Billy Elliot Star Carole Shelley on Her Cat's Strange Motherly Instincts

After a two-show day, Broadway’s pet-owning performers love nothing more than coming home to their number one fan: a loyal four-legged friend. In honor of the annual Broadway Barks dog and cat adoption event, coming up on July 9 in Shubert Alley, we asked stage stars to show their puppy—and kitty!—love by telling us all about their furry pals ...

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Surprise! Billy Elliot Welcomes 1.5 Millionth Audience Member to Broadway

Surprise! Billy Elliot Welcomes 1.5 Millionth Audience Member to Broadway

The cast of Billy Elliot crossed another Broadway landmark on June 22 when they welcomed a very special guest to the Imperial Theatre: their 1.5 millionth audience member! After the cast took their bows at the matinee performance, Billy (Peter Mazurowski) and his onstage Dad (Gregory Jbara) came forward to surprise the milestone audience member, Caty Dougherty. The Philadelphia ...

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Broadway Newcomer Patrick Mulvey to Join Billy Elliot as Big Brother Tony

Broadway Newcomer Patrick Mulvey to Join Billy Elliot as Big Brother Tony

Patrick Mulvey will join the Broadway company of Billy Elliot on July 15 as Tony, the title character's older brother. He takes over the role from Will Chase, who will play his final performance on July 10.

Mulvey originated the role of Tony in the Chicago production of Billy Elliot, and also played the role on the first national tour ...

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Giuseppe Bausilio to Make Broadway Debut as Title Star of Billy Elliot

Giuseppe Bausilio to Make Broadway Debut as Title Star of Billy Elliot

Broadway's Tony-winning Billy Elliot is welcoming a new actor to the title role, 13-year-old Giuseppe Bausilio. Bausilio will become the 14th Billy to perform on Broadway, and will alternate the role with current cast members Tade Biesinger, Joseph Harrington, Peter Mazurowski and Dayton Tavares. Current star Jacob Clemente will play his final performance as Billy on July 3; Bausilio’s first ...

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Tade Biesinger to Make His Broadway Debut as Title Star of Billy Elliot

Tade Biesinger to Make His Broadway Debut as Title Star of Billy Elliot

Broadway's Tony Award winning Billy Elliot is welcoming a new actor to the title role, 11-year-old Tade Biesinger. Biesinger will become the thirteenth Billy to perform on Broadway, and will alternate the role with current cast members Jacob Clemente, Peter Mazurowski and Dayton Tavares. Current Billy Alex Ko will play his final performance on May 15.

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Take a Bow, Billy! Billy Elliot Celebrates 1000 Shows on Broadway

Take a Bow, Billy! Billy Elliot Celebrates 1000 Shows on Broadway
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Billy Elliot, the Broadway tale of a working-class British boy with a gift for ballet, passed another milestone on April 8 when the Elton John-penned musical celebrated 1000 performances on the Great White Way. After the landmark performance, Billys past and present headed to the lobby of the Imperial Theatre, which the show has called home since it opened on ...

Billy Elliot’s Gregory Jbara Almost Turns Damn Yankees into The Full Monty

Billy Elliot’s Gregory Jbara Almost Turns Damn Yankees into The Full Monty

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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Hot Shot! Broadway’s Billy Elliot Stars Go Backstage with Elton John

Hot Shot! Broadway’s Billy Elliot Stars Go Backstage with Elton John

It was a big night for the title triple-threats of Broadway’s Billy Elliot when they got to hang out with the man, the legend, the Broadway composer, Elton John, backstage at his March 16 show. Alex Ko, Joseph Harrington, Jacob Clemente and Peter Mazurowski, who alternate in Billy Elliot's leading role, were part of a special group of VIPs ...

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Carole Shelley Shares Her Soothing Retreat Backstage at Billy Elliot

Carole Shelley Shares Her Soothing Retreat Backstage at Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot’s feisty Grandma, Carole Shelley, has been making herself at home in Broadway dressing rooms for more than four decades. She created the role of Gwendolyn Pigeon in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple and went on to star in the original productions of The Norman Conquests, The Elephant Man (winning the Best Actress Tony Award as Mrs. Kendal ...

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