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This heartwarming documentary reveals the process of finding and casting the three original boys who played Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway and includes interviews with the creative team during the rehearsal process leading up to its Broadway opening. The film contains interviews with Stephen Daldry, the show's director; Elton John, music; Lee Hall, book and lyrics; and Peter Darling, the show's choreographer, along with other creative team members. Finding Billy explores the journey of the musical from feature film to a West End hit to Broadway and gives us an inside look at the creative process. The creative team also discuss the 1984 miner's strike in England that is the backdrop of this story.
The documentary first aired on WNET, Channel 13 in 2008 and was nominated for two NY Emmys. When the rights reverted to the director, he added an epilogue that brings the three Billys into the present. A tribute to the perseverance and sacrifice of the kids and their parents, ...