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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 of ...

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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.

Billy Elliot is the funny, heartwarming tale of a young boy with a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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