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Elton John World News: ''Billy'' Hits a Milestone

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Thursday 19 April 2007 @ 15:49 - GMT

As Billy Elliot The Musical approaches its second birthday, half a million new tickets will go on sale on the 23rd of April 2007, taking bookings up until December 20, 2008.

Elton and Lee Halls multi award-winning show, directed by Stephen Daldry, has been playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre since March 2005 where it continues to break box office records. Productions of Billy Elliot The Musical are due to open in Sydney, Australia in December this year, followed by a Broadway production opening in New York in 2008.

Billy Elliot the Musical is set in the North East and is a celebration of one young boy's dreams. 

The choreography is by Peter Darling, designs are by Ian MacNeil, with sound by Paul Arditti and lighting by Rick Fisher.