This is so sad.
Better hurry up and order those Billy tickets! You may never get another chance!
After a three year, Tony-Award winning run, the producers behind the Broadway play Billy Elliot have announced that the show will be ending on Sunday, January 8th.
"After three unforgettable years, we are announcing the final performance of Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway. To see this story of a small boy from a small town in the North East of England achieve such enormous success and receive such an incredible response from the musical theatre capital of the world has been hugely rewarding. I join my fellow producers in expressing our gratitude to every member of the creative team and the Broadway company for their hard work and dedication to this show. Sadly, all great things come to an end and we look forward to working on Broadway again soon."
And here's what composer Elton John had to say about it:
"I’ve said it before and it remains true today, Billy Elliot has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life – seeing this show produced on Broadway is a dream fulfilled. I’m so proud of the brilliant young performers who have mastered the role of Billy on Broadway – their commitment and sheer talent has been the backbone of this production."
We'll miss this show, but we're glad to hear that Elton will be teaming up with Billy writer Lee Hall for another VERY exciting project soon!
Did U get a chance to see Billy Elliot on Broadway?
[Image via WENN.]