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Monday, June 4, 2012

Billy Elliot Tickets To Go On Sale ~ Broadway In Detroit

I'm so excited for this next season of shows with Broadway in Detroit. To kick things off, Billy Elliot the Musical will be swinging into Detroit from September 4th-16th.

Though I've not yet had the chance to see this production, I've heard and read some great things about it. It's not one that I want to miss!

Please read the press release below for more details on its tour stop in Detroit and get ready to buy tickets June 10th!



Tickets on sale June 10!

(Detroit, MI, May 30, 2012) —Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre from September 4 - 16.  Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical. Tickets for the Detroit performance of Billy Elliot the Musical will go on sale Sunday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at the Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online or

Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

In addition to the Tony Award for Best Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical received the award for Best Direction of a Musical (Stephen Daldry); Best Book of a Musical (Lee Hall); Best Choreography (Peter Darling); Best Orchestrations (Martin Koch); Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Ian MacNeil); Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Rick Fisher); Best Sound Design of a Musical (Paul Arditti); Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish); Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Gregory Jbara). 

The production has been awarded 81 national and international awards including ten Tony Awards, Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times says that Billy Elliot “Sends audiences into a mass swoon!”  Time Outsays it’s “The most electric and passionate show in years.”  The Daily News calls Billy “So exhilarating that you feel like leaping!” Liz Smith calls the show “Absolutely awesome,” The New York Observer raves thatBilly is “The best thing to happen to Broadway in a long while,” and WOR’s Dave Richardson cheers, “All I can say is WOW!”

The show is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, associate direction byJulian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.  Touring production direction is by Justin Martin and choreography by Kathryn Dunn.

Performance times for Billy Elliot the Musicalappearing Sep. 4 -16, 2012 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:

-          Tuesday through Saturday performances at 8:00 p.m.
-          Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
-          Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

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Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of Billy Elliot the Musical range from $39-$89 (includes parking and facility fees) and go on sale June 10, 2012 at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at or, and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787.  Limited premium seats will be available at the box office only. For group sales (12 or more) please email or call (313) 871-1132. For additional information, call(313) 872-1000 or visit

The 2012-2013 Broadway In Detroit Season is sponsored by Chrysler.

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**I've been invited to Press Night at the theater to review this show and have been given 2 complimentary passes. I've received no other compensation for posting this press release. I just want you to know more about it so you can go and enjoy it while it's in town. ** 



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