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Billy Elliot Saying Goodbye To Broadway!

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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.

Here's what producer Eric Fellner had to say about it:

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First Trailer Released For Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks' Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

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More like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Intense! Wow!

Check out the trailer (above) for Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry's upcoming film based on Jonathan Safran Foer's powerful novel.

We still can't believe that the kid in this film was discovered because of Jeopardy! Definitely seems like he'll be able to hold his own with co-stars Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

What do U think? Will this one live up to the book???

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Check Out Jamie Bell!

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Looks like Billy Elliot is all grown up!

Seen here with Steven Spielberg promoting The Adventures of TinTin: Secrets of Unicorn in Paris, Jamie Bell is looking like a grown azz man!

What do U think of the look?

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R.I.P.

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This is absolutely awful.

Charlotte Leatherbarrow, a 12-year-old dancer who was appearing in the Billy Elliot musical in London, was hit and killed upon impact by a double-decker bus while crossing the road near her home in South London on Thursday.

Charlotte's family described her as a "fun loving, thoughtful, caring and bubbly girl" and said in a statement:

"She loved life and lived it to the full, already living her dream as a dancer…Each and every one of us will miss her enormously."

And her dance captain at Billy Elliot, Alan Bradshaw, said on behalf of the entire cast and crew:

"Charlotte was the most adorable girl. She was lively and energetic, had a wonderful smile and was an absolute pleasure to work with."

Authorities are currently investigating the bus in question, and still speaking with witnesses in an attempt to gather as much information as possible.

No parent should ever have to lose a child, especially one so young.

Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and loved ones during this truly tragic time. Stay strong.

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Billy Elliot All Grown Up!

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Lookin' handsome, Billy!

Check out the photos (below) of Billy Elliot actor Jamie Bell all grown up.

He seems to have aged QUITE well, and we can look forward to seeing more of him as the star of Steven Spielberg's upcoming film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

Well, it'll be an animated film, so we'll only HEAR more from him, but still…adult Billy Elliot is not going anywhere anytime soon!

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Elton John Takes On Animal Farm!

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Inneresting!

Elton John is teaming up once again with screenwriter Lee Hall to create a stage production of George Orwell's tale Animal Farm.

Elton and Lee worked together on the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot and we're sure Animal Farm will be just as successful!

No theater producer is attached to the project yet, but with these two behind it we think there will be a line out the door!

Thoughts?

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Bridget Jones's Diary Musical Moving Along!

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Let's hope Lily Allen got her ass in gear and finished writing the lyrics to the upcoming Bridget Jones musical, because we're hearing they've already staged the production's first workshop reading!

Original author Helen Fielding is responsible for the stage adaptation's script, and the team behind Billy Elliot - director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling, and associate director Julian Webber - want to have the production ready for London's West End by next year!

All right, Lily, you're playing with the big boys now, so take whatever mild talent you've got and make some solid tunes! This has the potential to be really good!

What do U think?? Would U go see a musical version of Bridget Jones's Diary??

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