Billy Elliot: The Musical was adapted from the 2000 movie of the same name. Musical icon Elton John wrote the music, and the book and lyrics were written by Lee Hall, who also penned the movie screenplay. Billy is a British youth who turns from boxing to taking ballet lessons. The musical takes place during the UK miner's strike in North East London in the years 1984 and 1985, and tells the story of Billy's personal struggles and successes.
The Victoria Palace Theatre, in London's West End, was the location of the March 31, 2005 premiere, where it was nominated for nine Laurence Olivier Awards. The show took home 4 Awards which included Best New Musical, and it closed on April 9, 2016 after 4,600 performances.
Due to its success in London, other productions were created in New York (Broadway) and other locations throughout the world. It was very successful on Broadway where it won ten Drama Desk Awards and ten Tony Awards, including the coveted Best Musical. In the Australian production it won seven Helpmann Awards, which was record-tying. It also had many touring productions, which includes Australia, two US National Tours, Chicago, and Toronto, and also had productions in Seoul, Oslo, Copenhagen, Estonia, Rome, Sweden, Israel, and other locations in the United States.
Charles Spencer of the Daily Telegraph: "The greatest British musical I have ever seen."
The Daily Mail: "A Theatrical Masterpiece."
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