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IMPERIAL THEATER

249 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

BILLY ELLIOT

Ended 8 Jan 2012 after 3 years

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Much of the power of Billy Elliot as an honest tear-jerker lies in its ability to give equal weight to the sweet dreams of terpsichorean flight and the sourness of a dream-denying reality.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 8 Jan 2012

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
billy elliot- best musical ever,
Jun 07, 2008
reviewer: from Swansea, wales, uk
I saw Billy Elliot when if first opened in the West End and it was amazing!The best British musical since Phantom!sean cutler.Swansea, Wales, Uk.sw.cutler@yahoo.com
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful:
Billy Elliot on B'way -- AMAZING,
Nov 15, 2008
reviewer: from Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
I LOVED this show -- as did the audience the night I saw it. You cannot help but cheer for Billy and his quest to pursue his newfound dream of becoming a dancer. The children in the cast are amazingly talented -- just superb. The woman lead who plays Mrs. Wilkinson (the ballet teacher) is phenomenal. Actually - everyone in the cast is just excellent, and the music by Elton John will have you riveted. The staging was unique and quite interesting -- I loved the way they tied the dancing into the miners' strike and the scenery flows effortlessly into and out of the stage keeping the action and flow of the story contstantly moving forward.

 

This is a show with a message about celebrating your own individuality -- and you will leave cheering and smiling. A must see!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
Billy Eliot,
Sep 11, 2009
reviewer: from washington, DC
I loved the show and an going back to NY to take my five children and grand children to see it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Bring a box of tissues,
Oct 21, 2009
reviewer: from Florida, USA
It was wonderful! You don't notice the accents after a while--the story and the emotion grip you and you become totally immersed in the story and the lives of the characters.

 

It is powerful, like Les Miz, and the sets are reminiscent of it as well. The finale is light in nature but culminates a memorable event! A must see!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Gives your emotions a work out.......,
Apr 09, 2010
reviewer: from Western Canada
....if you want to be "moved" emotionally - this is the right show. You'll cry, (I actually sobbed in parts), and you'll giggle, (or laugh right out loud).

 

This show deserves all of the wonderful accoladades it has received.

 

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