Early in March, when the curtain went up on the hit Broadway musical every dancin’ boy knows and loves–Billy Elliot–audiences were met with a new set of Billys. As we all know, eight times a week a Billy has to take the stage. That means some young male dancer has to dance and sing as […]
The cast of Billy Elliot is changing! October will see a new “Billy” and a new “Michael” take the stage, as well as a new “Mrs. Wilkinson.
Okay, well, I guess the New York Times article I read about the boy who went to the American Ballet Theatre summer intensive and suffered from shin splints and such painted a correct picture…or we’ve just hit some bad luck and made some bad choices. Julian is a week and a half into the ABT […]
I dropped Julian off for dance today and stopped for a moment to look into the studio. What a small class! And one new student! Oh, yes…the season is over, I remembered. The kids are expected to be there (but not really required), and classes are now open to the public for drop ins. I […]
I was reading a post at BoysBallet.wordpress.com, called Being Billy Elliot that is from a story written by Nancy Stetson for the Florida Weekly that talks, about ballet dancer Stephen Hanna’s role in the Broadway musical Billy Elliot. Hanna plays the grown up “Billy.” The article describes a scene in which Billy is imagining himself as […]
Oh, my! I seem to have created quite a stir with my last post. I’ve had an influx of readers since I speculated on who might be the one leaving Billy Elliot, the Musical, which recently opened on Broadway. I admitted I was getting my information from Movmnt Magazine, and in the comments to my […]
I read an article in the latest issue of Mvmnt Magazine about the current cast of Billy Elliot, the Musical. (The article I wrote on Criss Angel’s Believe, which Wade Robson choreographed, is on the cover of this issue.) It seems that one, as yet unnamed “Billy” is due to get fired already, and the show […]
If you thought I disappeared into the Internet ethers, you’re wrong. I was tied to my keyboard by another writing project. I was asked last minute and given three days to write a cover piece for Movmnt magazine on magician Criss Angel’s newest collaboration with Cirque du Soleil and choreographer Wade Robson. It’s an amazing […]