Billy Elliot: Jack Broderick plays Michael
Jack Broderick joins the cast of the 10-time Tony Award winning Billy Elliot - The Musical, alternating the role of 'Michael' with current cast member Cameron Clifford. Broderick replaces Neil McCaffrey who played his final performance on 25 Sep 2011.
Broderick has previously played the role of 'Michael' in both the Chicago and Toronto productions of the musical.
Billy Elliot - The Musical's principal cast now features Emily Skinner (Mrs. Wilkinson), Daniel Jenkins (Dad), Katherine McGrath (Grandma), Patrick Mulvey (Tony), Jack Broderick and Cameron Clifford (alternate Michael), and *Giuseppe Bausilio, Tade Biesinger, Joseph Harrington and Peter Mazurowski (alternate as Billy).
*Giuseppe Bausilio plays his final performance as Billy on 9 Oct 2011, he will be replaced by Myles Erlick.
Billy Elliot - The Musical opened at the Imperial Theatre on 13 Nov 2008, following previews from 1 Oct, where it is currently selling tickets through to 31 Dec 2011.
The show opened to excellent reviews: Everything about this production is remarkable. (newyorktheatreguide.com); Enduring appeal (NY Times); Irresistible new show (NY Daily News); Head and toe-shoes above every other show this season (NY Post); As seriously thrilling as it is deeply lovable (NewsDay); Tough, intelligent, exuberant, electric, politically savvy, and fun (Back Stage).
Set in England's North East against the background of the miners' strike - Billy Elliot is the tale of a motherless boy whose father wants him to take up boxing. Instead, the boy discovers a love for ballet that leads him from secret lessons to a place at the Royal Ballet School.
Billy Elliot is created by the same team that made the multi-Oscar-nominated film: writer Lee Hall, director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer Peter Darling. The musical's score is by Elton John, who also composed the music for 'The Lion King,' 'Aida' and 'Lestat.'
Billy Elliot - The Musical was a London hit when it opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 11 May 2005 and has been a box office hit ever since.
The London production won Three Olivier Awards: Best New Musical, Best Actor and Choreographer. It also won the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical. A production of the show opened in sydney in Dec 2007.
The Broadway production features the same creative team as London's: Ian MacNeil (sets), Nicky Gillibrand (costumes), Rick Fisher (lighting) and Paul Arditti (sound).
The musical is produced on Broadway by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment.Jack Broderick
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