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Billy Elliot the Musical

Lee Hall Compares Translating 'Shakespeare in Love' From the Screen to the Stage to Doing an Enormous Suduko

Jim Hill | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Now that Shakespeare in Love has officially opened in the West End and been hailed by the critics as " ... a grand adaptation" and " ... a swooning delight," Lee Hall is ready to talk about how tough it actually was to translate the Academy-Award winning screenplay to the stage.

Real and Persistent Struggles of Billy Elliot

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 06.21.2013 | Arts
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Billy Elliot is more than a remarkable musical. It is a window on recurrent struggles that many face; and more should be done to empower and enable them to succeed.

Billy Elliot Has Stars Dancing the Red Carpet at Pantages (SLIDESHOW)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's not easy being a Billy. Although one would never know it to meet one. And yes, there's more than one; there are four to be precise, each able to carry the load of the entire multi-million-dollar tour of Billy Elliot.

Elton John Biopic

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

There have been scores of movies made about musicians over the years, but Elton John has taken the extra step to produce his own. The film, titled "Ro...

New Stars Are Born

George Heymont | Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-08-15-Screenshot20110815at9.39.10AM.jpg Rather than being ostracized as losers, many of today's gifted children find a wealth of opportunities waiting to help them develop and polish their craft.

Damsels In Dis Dress

George Heymont | Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The other night, as I entered San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre for a performance of Billy Elliot the Musical, I couldn't help noticing an impressively ...

London Theater on my Mind

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Isenberg

Every year, I go to London to get my theater fix. My small group of fellow theater lovers in tow, I hit six shows in eight days, and it never seems too much.