"Billy Elliot" musical to make Canadian premiere

Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:28pm EST
 
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By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - The Tony Award-winning "Billy Elliot" musical will make its Canadian premiere in Toronto next February, promoter Mirvish Productions said Monday.

The project is based on Stephen Daldry's 2000 British feature about the son of a miner who moves from the boxing ring to the ballet stage.

The musical, featuring music by Elton John, has already played in London, New York and Australia. There was no word on casting for the Toronto production.