2009 TONY AWARD-WINNING
TIME MAGAZINE’S “BEST MUSICAL OF THE DECADE”
ELECTRIFIES ST. LOUIS FROM NOVEMBER 1-13!
TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 26 AT 10AM!
St. Louis, MO / February 18, 2011 — Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old
Vic Productions bring the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Billy Elliot the Musical to St. Louis’
Fabulous Fox Theatre from November 1-13. 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 on Broadway including 10 Tony
Tickets will go on sale February 26 at 10am for the St. Louis premiere engagement of Billy Elliot the
Musical. Tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre box office, online at metrotix.com, by phone at
314-534-1111 and MetroTix outlets. Group discounts are available for groups of 15 or more by calling
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 passion that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life
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 73 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
Out says 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 that Billy is “The best thing to happen to Broadway in a long while,” and WOR’s Dave
Richardson cheers, “All I can say is WOW!”
Billy Elliot the Musical is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison
and David Furnish are Executive Producers. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the
associate director is Julian 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.
Nina Lannan and Devin Keudell of Nina Lannan Associates are the general managers for the North
Additional information about Billy Elliot the Musical is available at www.billyelliottour.com.
Billy Elliot the Musical takes the stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre November 1-13. Performance times
are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm and Sunday, November 6 at
7:30pm. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, November 10 at 1pm. Ticket prices start at $33
and are subject to change; please refer to fabulousfox.com for current pricing. Tickets go on sale
Saturday, February 26 at 10am and will be available at the Fox Theatre box office, online at
metrotix.com, by phone at 314-534-1111 and MetroTix outlets. Group discounts are available by calling
314-535-2900. The Fabulous Fox Theatre is located in Grand Center at 527 N. Grand Blvd. Billy Elliot
the Musical is part of both the U.S. Bank Broadway Series and Dance St. Louis 2010-2011 subscription
seasons and is sponsored locally by American Airlines.
# # #
UNIVERSAL PICTURES STAGE PRODUCTIONS is the theatrical production unit of the worldfamous
motion picture studio. Universal’s stage credits include the acclaimed worldwide productions of
Wicked and Billy Elliot the Musical and licensed productions including Cry-Baby and Xanadu.
Universal’s upcoming films include Fast Five, the fifth chapter of the Fast and the Furious series;
Cowboys & Aliens, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford; and Tower Heist, a comedy caper with an
all-star cast led by Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.
WORKING TITLE FILMS co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, is a producer of Billy Elliot the
Musical worldwide, has produced more than 95 feature films, won six Academy Awards and has grossed
more than $4.5 billion. Films include, Green Zone; State of Play; Billy Elliot; Atonement; The
Interpreter; Notting Hill; Fargo; High Fidelity; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Bridget Jones’s Diary
and Love Actually. Upcoming features include Paul, Senna, Johnny English Reborn, Everybody Loves
Whales and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Working Title recently announced the creation of a new television
production company, WTTV, a joint venture between NBC Universal International, Bevan and Fellner.
OLD VIC PRODUCTIONS is a producer of Billy Elliot the Musical worldwide. Created by Sally
Greene, and run by Sally and executive producer Joseph Smith, OVP has co-produced or partnered in
more than 100 productions in the West End and on Broadway, winning numerous awards. These include
Cyrano de Bergerac, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, The Vagina Monologues (London), The Weir,
Dolly West’s Kitchen, The Car Man, Medea, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Hamlet, Swimming with
Sharks, Three Days of Rain, and the multi-award winning Jerusalem. OVP is a major partner in the Old
Vic Theatre Company led by Artistic Director Kevin Spacey. Recent co-productions include Speed-the-
Plow, The Norman Conquests, Inherit the Wind, The Real Thing and The Prisoner of Second Avenue.
Sally is the chief executive of The Criterion Theatre and Greene Light Films and the proprietor of the
renowned Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and three restaurants, The Cheyne Walk Brasserie, The Waterloo
Brasserie and The Phene in Chelsea.