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Elton John World News: Date Has Been Set For Another ''Billy Elliot''

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Thursday 5 June 2008 @ 15:41 - GMT

This Web site recently mentioned that the Billy Elliot musical, featuring Elton's melodies, is to open in Melbourne.

After its Sydney run, the production will make its way to Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre. Performances will begin at the Her Majesty's December 30, with an official opening scheduled for Jauary. 15, 2009.

Billy Elliot executive producer Louise Withers told Daily Variety that Melbourne could be the show's final stop in Australia.

However, the show is on its way to the States. Previews start at Broadway's Imperial Theatre October 1; the official opening is November 13.

The Aussie production is currently playing the Capitol Theatre.