FINDING BILLY ELLIOT
Finding Billy Elliot is the story of a nationwide search for the three boys who play the leading role in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway. From the early auditions through rehearsal and opening night, we follow these talented boys as they face the challenges and joys of starring in a Broadway musical. Finding Billy Elliot airs Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7 p.m. on Eight.
With music by Elton John, story by Lee Hall and stage direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot went on to win 10 Tony Awards including the Best Actor in a Musical Award for the three original Billys.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.