Next season's Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Billy Elliot, is officially heading to Broadway. Previews will start September 17 at the Imperial Theatre, with an opening night set for October 16.
Stephen Daldry, who received an Oscar nomination for the original film, will direct, as he did with the Olivier Award-winning West End production. The show features music by Elton John.
If I seem a bit presumptuous about the Tony thing, I ... and anyone who has heard the London cast albumwould agree with me ... feel completely certain that it will be victorious on this side of the pond as it was in England. That is, if they don't screw up the transfer by trying to Americanize it.