Reuniting the award-winning team behind the moving 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. Performances ended on Jan. Based on the Academy Award nominated 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. 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. Review by Richard Zoglin from Time. Skip to main content. Shows Buzz Video Groups. Home Shows. Buzz Video.
Billy Elliot: The Musical
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Kiril Kulish: Listening to the Body
It was — good gosh, can this possibly be right? They ate pizza and drank milkshakes, because that is how old they were, three kids unknown to Broadway at that point, the last boys standing from a nationwide culling of young dancers. They were on the verge of being huge. Ten years ago this June, they walked up together onto the Radio City Musical Hall stage to receive the Tony Award for best performance by a leading actor in a musical, the first trio ever to do so. Broadway runs come to an end, as does prepubescence. To where? But no one comes out of the teenage years unchanged, not even Billy Elliot. On a recent gorgeous Friday night in Manhattan, Mr.
Billy Elliot: The Musical is a musical based on the film of the same name. The music is by Elton John , and the book and lyrics are by Lee Hall , who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves around Billy, a motherless British boy who begins taking ballet lessons.