National Tour of Billy Elliot Concludes June 23; Musical to Play Brazil in August
23 Jun 2013
After performing in more than 60 cities across North America, Billy Elliot the Musical plays its final U.S. performance June 23 in Connecticut.
In addition to the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical, the musical played sit-down productions in Chicago and Toronto. The musical launched a more expansive, multi-year second national tour in Durham, NC, at the Triangle's DPAC Oct. 30-Nov. 14, 2010. That tour concludes at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT, June 23.
The tour will travel to Brazil, where it will play Aug. 2-18, 2013, at Credicard Hall in São Paulo.
Rounding out the cast are Paul Aguirre, Cal Alexander, Madison Barnes, Maximilien A. Baud, Damien Brett, Jhailyn Farcon, Tim Funnell, Molly Garner, Richard Gatta, Christopher M. Howard, Ryan Kasprzak, Danielle Kelsey, Marisa Kennedy, Patrick Lavallee, David Light, Rebecca Marlowe, Cara Massey, Kaitlyn Mueller, Joel Newsome, Brittany Nicholas, Yanna Nikitas, Adam Pelty, Colin Pritchard, Jillian Rees-Brown, Kilty Reidy, Peyton Royal, Sofia Roma Rubino, Vanessa Russo, Carly Tamer, Brionna Trilling and Thad Turner Wilson.
Billy Elliot, according to press notes, is the "funny, heartwarming tale of a young boy with a dream, and a celebration of his triumph against the odds. Set against the historic British miners’ strike of the 1980s, the story follows Billy’s journey as a boy in a small mining town who, after stumbling across a ballet class while on his way to a boxing lesson, realizes that his future lay not in the boxing ring but on stage as a dancer."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.