Billy Elliot to close on Broadway

The curtain will come down on the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical on 8 January after 40 previews and 1,304 regular performances.

Making the announcement on Monday (03Oct11), producer Eric Fellner said, “After three unforgettable years, we are announcing the final performance of Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway. To see this story of a small boy from a small town in the North East of England achieve such enormous success and receive such an incredible response from the musical theatre capital of the world has been hugely rewarding.

“I join my fellow producers in expressing our gratitude to every member of the creative team and the Broadway company for their hard work and dedication to this show. Sadly, all great things come to an end and we look forward to working on Broadway again soon.”

Sir Elton John, who composed the show’s music, adds, “I’ve said it before and it remains true today, Billy Elliot has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life – seeing this show produced on Broadway is a dream fulfilled. I’m so proud of the brilliant young performers who have mastered the role of Billy on Broadway.”

The spectacular opened at the Imperial Theatre in November, 2008, and it has been seen by over 1,600,000 theatre fans to date.