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Imperial Theatre

Reuniting the award-winning team behind the moving 2000 film and featuring the musical mastery of Sir Elton John, Billy Elliot shares the inspiring story of a poor, working-class boy who discovers his passion for dance as his family grapples with adversity. 

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 8, 2012.

Imperial Theatre

249 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Oct 01, 2008
Opening Nov 13, 2008
Closing Jan 08, 2012

Story

Based on the Academy Award nominated 2000 film of the same title, Billy Elliot is the story of its namesake star, a young boy in a depressed working-class mining town in the North of England. Set during the history-making 1984 miner’s strike, the show follows Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family that has recently lost its Mum, as he discovers his unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet. While Billy’s father and brother take to the picket lines of the violent and life-changing strike, Billy secretly begins to study the art of dance with the help of a hard-drinking, chain-smoking local dance teacher. But as Billy blossoms and thrives, the world and lives around him continues to wither—and his only escape may be the prestigious Royal Ballet School, a place no working-class boy has ever gone, or been allowed to go to, before.

Critics' Reviews

"Billy Elliot does almost everything a musical should do, and more."

Review by Richard Zoglin from Time

"One of the most electric, passionate and exhilarating shows to land on Broadway in years!"

Review by David Cote from Time Out New York

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