Q&A: ‘Billy Elliot’ tap dances into Signature with dual child stars


WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews ‘Billy Elliot’ at Signature Theatre

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WASHINGTON — Three Oscar nominations, 10 Tony Awards and one unforgettable journey.

The acclaimed musical “Billy Elliot” dances its way into Signature Theatre, now through Jan. 6.

“Even Stephen Daldry and the original creators of the film say they prefer the musical because they were able to tell the story they always wanted,” director Matthew Gardiner told WTOP. “The film really focuses just on Billy; the musical focuses on the community around him.”

Adapted by Lee Hall from his own movie screenplay, the show follows 11-year-old Billy Elliot, who lives in England, where his father and brothers are caught in the 1984-85…

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