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Preview | Billy Elliot the Musical Live

Aired: 2015-10-23 0:38 Rating: NR

The long-running hit both on Broadway and in London’s West End comes to Great Performances

Great Performances: Billy Elliot the Musical Live
is featured in the 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival.


About the Program

Premiere Date: Friday, October 23, 2015 

Billy Elliot the Musical Live comes to Great Performances in a special celebration performance from London’s West End. Based on the popular 2000 film, Billy Elliot the Musical took the West End and Broadway by storm and won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical. Featuring a rousing score by Elton John, Billy Elliot the Musical Live takes place during North East England’s contentious mining strike of 1984 and tells the inspirational story of a young boy’s journey from the boxing ring to the ballet barre, transforming his family along with his entire community.

Great Performances: Billy Elliot the Musical Live was produced by WNET.
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