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Billy Elliot the Musical

249 W 45th St - Imperial Theatre, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
212 239 6200
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Type: Performances
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Owner description: Billy Elliot The Musical is the new show that has captured Broadway's heart and received the best reviews for any musical in years. Called "extraordinarily uplifting" by Time Out New York and "intoxicating" by The New York Times, Billy Elliot is a joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of one boy following his heart and making his dreams come true. Based on the critically acclaimed feature film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by the movie's original creative team and music legend Elton John.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Excellent show, funny, moving and thoroughly enjoyable. We saw Ollie Jochim playing Billy, excellent performance. A nice moment after the song Electricity when he started beaming at the audience's cheers. Will definitely make a return visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I must admit that Billy Elliott would not ordinarily have been my first choice of a musical. I am not a big fan of dancing and was not too bothered by the film. However, being a dutiful husband I accompanied my wife and was glad I did. The show as you would expect followed the storyline of the film. The... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was sceptical - I was wrong - what a fantastic MUST SEE show, A really funny show - watch out for little Micheal the cross dresser, he is brilliant. There are so may high points in the show it is impossible to name just one, you will be right there with them all the way. The whole show is... More

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Highley, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The standard of the show was excellent - what you'd expect from a Broadway show! Being British and picky my only complaint was the 'Geordie' accents were appalling! It didn't ruin the show one bit, just that myself and my friends were making a joke of the accents and it slightly took away the professionalism for us. But I'm sure... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The kids are so talented, the music is very good, but I just think the movie is better because is more drama involved.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

At Victoria Palace Theatre Friday 19th July. Went with friends from Glasgow, and while there was some good drama, and scenarios relevant to the events of that period, we were all shocked at the profanities, not so much from the adult cast, but from young folk & children in the cast using bad and inappropriate language . How parents can... More

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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I had seen Billy Elliott in London another time but wanted to take our granddaughters (14 and 16). I loved it as much the second time, and they did too. The dancing is absolutely outstanding and of interest is the time in British history that is represented. I would actually go again.

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New City, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Saw the show last year. Loved the dancing , story etc and it kept my attention the whole show. Definitely recommend it.... Very enjoyable

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Loved going down to Broadway, theres loads of lights and different signs for different shows! Wasn't totally sure what to expect as I had seen the film and not really enjoyed it, but it totally changed my mind. Amazing dancing and from such young people aswell, the standard was unbelievable! Lovely music and acting! Lovely theatre we saw it in... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Went to see this show with a firend. I was not diappointed. The acting was great, the dancing and music good. I would love to go back and bring my children the next time.

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