he’s here!

BILLY ELLIOT HAS ARRIVED!

The bus pulled up in front of the Oriental today and off came four BILLYs and over 40 other cast members that are set to dazzle Chicago unofficially on Wednesday night at the special invited dress rehearsal and Thursday night at their very first public performance. I could not be more excited – the theatre is ready for the sound of applause. And applause there will be for a production that was put together with love and is rumored to be the best production of BILLY ELLIOT to date!

Just for fun….

I have a special treat for someone – let me know what the movie Green Zone and musical Billy Elliot have in common and you will be entered to win two tickets to the EXCLUSIVE INVITED DRESS REHEARSAL OF BILLY ELLIOT. Leave your answer in the comments by 10 am on Wednesday (3/17) and we’ll announce the random winner at 10:30 am (Central time, of course!). We’ll email the winner the details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For all those that read this blog, do yourself a favor – do not wait to buy your tickets to BILLY ELLIOT. Buy now, go now, and for the best seats, come Easter Weekend!

-Eileen

UPDATE: Our winner is Witness Yi!  Make sure to check your email for details about tonight’s dress rehearsal. Congratulations!

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51 Comments

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51 responses to “he’s here!

  1. Lauren Ratcliffe

    The Green Zone and Billy Elliot the musical have the same producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner from Working Title Films

  2. Ashley

    Billy Elliot the Musical and The Green Zone were both produced by Working Title Films.

  3. Brent

    Billy Elliot the Musical and Green Zone are both produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

  4. Irene

    Is it that producers Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner have a film production company that also backed Green Zone?

  5. Trenton Bulat

    Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, co-chairs of WORKING TITLE FILMS, produced the movie version of Billy Elliot back in 2000. They are currently churning out Green Zone.

  6. Amanda

    Both were produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films.

  7. Dylan Conn

    Both Green Zone and Billy Elliot are produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

  8. Alex Linardos

    Both Billy Elliot, and the Green Zone come from Working Title Films.

  9. Both Billly Elliot the musical and Green Zone are produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner!

  10. Kalli Bravos

    Working Title Films.

  11. David Shum

    Green Zone and Billy Elliot the Musical have the same producers, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

  12. Mike Nocek

    The Billy Elliot (on broadway) producers are the same pair that were responsible for billy elliot (the movie) and the new “green zone” film

  13. Shelly

    Both Billy Elliot the Musical and Billy Elliot the movie were produced by Working Title Films, which produced The Green Zone.
    For a bonus commonality, Billy Elliot the Musical premiered in the West End during the month of March, the musical will premiere in Chicago during the month of March and The Green Zone opened during the month of March.
    Looks like the month of March is a good month for Working Title Films. :o)

  14. Nea Dunn

    Working Title Films. LOVE me some Billy Elliot and Green Zone!! Whoop!

  15. Lane

    Can you tell me what the dress code is for opening night? I have two tickets and I am clueless as to what to wear. THANKS!

  16. Anna Comiskey

    Both Billy Elliot and The Green Zone have the same producers, Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner of Working Title Films.

  17. Bill

    Billy Elliot and The Green Zone were both produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

  18. Katy

    Working Title Films has produced both “Billy Elliot” and “Green Zone”.

  19. Eric

    They were both produced by Eric Fellner, and Tim Bevan of Working Title Films

  20. Sam

    Billy Elliot the Musical and The Green Zone were both produced by Working Title Films.

  21. John

    They both have Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner as producers.

  22. Raymond Shum

    Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced both Billy Elliot the Musical and Green Zone.

  23. John Kim

    Both Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner were producers for Billy Elliot and The Green Zone.

  24. Andrew Ha

    The Green Zone and Billy Elliot the musical have the same producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner from Working Title Films

  25. elliot chuh

    tim bevan and eric fellner produced the green zone and billy elliot!!

  26. Jerry Zhu

    The producers, Tim bevan and eric fellneer, both produced Billy Elliot the musical and the Green Zone.

  27. witness yi

    tim bevan and eric fellner produced both. BOOYAH

  28. Heather Chan

    “The producers are the same, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced Billy Elliot the musical and Green zone”

  29. Tony Yang

    They share the same producer, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan.

  30. Dell Steadman

    The Green Zone and Billy Elliot the musical have the same producers: Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner from Working Title Films

  31. Karen

    The greenzone shares the same producers as billyelliot

  32. Dan

    “BE” has the same producers as green zone

  33. Mike N.

    Both have the same producers, Bevan & Felner

  34. broadwayinchicago

    Lane – There isn’t really a dress code per se, whatever you are comfortable in. Some people really get dressed up, some people prefer work clothes. We’ll see you at the theater!

  35. Krista Linardos

    Both Billy Elliot and Green Zone have the same producers and Working Title Films in common.

  36. Keith Trice

    Both are produced by Working Title Films!!

  37. Chris B.

    Both Green Zone and Billy Elliot are produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

  38. Megan Solarz

    It’s either the same producer, or the same movie company. Working title films.

  39. Alyse

    Both of the shows were produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films 🙂

  40. Both Green Zone and Billy Elliot share the same producers, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

  41. Adam

    Both Green Zone and Billy Elliot the movie were produced by Working Title films

  42. Patti

    Billy Elliot and Green Zone have the same co-producers, Eric Fellner & Tim Bevan from
    Working Title Films.

  43. Lori

    The thing that they have in common is that both Green Zone and Billy Elliot are produced by Eric Fellner & Tim Bevan (working title films) 🙂

  44. Chris Arnold

    Working Title Films: producers

  45. Erik Allen

    Both are produced by Working title films!!

  46. Diana

    Working Title Films produced Billy Elliot the musical and Green Zone.

  47. PF

    Same producers from Working Title Films!

  48. Tom

    Working title films produced both Billy Elliot and Green Zone!!

  49. Stacey O'Brien

    It seems as if everyone has already beat me to the punch! The Green Zone and Billy Elliot both have the same producers, Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner from Working Title Films. Working Title Films.

    Go to http://www.workingtitlefilms.com to help them win an amazing award!

    26TH FEBRUARY 2010
    VOTE ‘BILLY ELLIOT’ FOR THE OLIVER AUDIENCE AWARD
    Billy Elliot the Musical has made the shortlist for the 2010 Laurence Olivier Audience Award. This brand new award gives the theatregoing public the chance to crown their favourite long-running London show.

    Billy Elliot the Musical, based on the award-winning film, is Working Title’s first foray into theatre. Opening to rave reviews in London in 2005, the show was the winner of four 2006 Olivier Awards including Best Musical.

    Since then, Billy Elliot has been seen by over 4.5million people around the world and has won over 70 awards internationally. Having completed incredibly successful runs in both Sydney and Melbourne, Billy is now playing on Broadway where it was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Previews begin on March 18th for a new production in Chicago, with further productions due to to open in Korea in August 2010 and Toronto in 2011.

    Voting closes on March 17th, so if you’d like to vote for Billy, just click on the link below. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on March 21st.

  50. Billy Elliot the Musical and The Green Zone were both produced by Working Title Films.