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 Post subject: Chat About BETM Japan
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:41 pm 
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Does anybody have an update on the progress of Billy Elliot Japan? News has been very, very thin of late, which is a bit worrying.

I thought that the show was meant to open in the summer of 2011, which means that it was scheduled to open quite soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:50 pm 
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I have not seen a thing recently about Billy opening in Japan. And to be honest, with everything the Japanese have going on at the moment with recovery from the tsunami and nuclear disaster, perhaps it has just been put on the back burner.

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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:19 am 
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I know that producing a musical, especially one as brilliant as Billy Elliot, is costly, but another way of looking at things is that Japan really needs something that can take it up and hold it gently. The show is partly about a community struggling through a hard time. That is exactly what Japan is doing right now as a nation.

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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:05 am 
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ActingDude17 wrote:
I know that producing a musical, especially one as brilliant as Billy Elliot, is costly, but another way of looking at things is that Japan really needs something that can take it up and hold it gently. The show is partly about a community struggling through a hard time. That is exactly what Japan is doing right now as a nation.


Too right ActingDude17. Let's hope that the production does go ahead sometime soon. A lot of work would already have gone into producing the musical prior to the awful events of March this year; hopefully this work does not turn out to be for nothing. If anything, let's hope for a minor postponement rather than a cancellation, as I would love to see the musical go ahead in Tokyo.

If (rather, I hope, when) the show does go ahead, it will give me a great reason to visit Tokyo for the first time (much like the US tour's commencement in Durham gave me a reason to visit North Carolina, ActingDude17!).


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:03 am 
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I think that I'm going to make it my monthly mission to keep asking this question until we get some news.

I'm hoping that one day the answer will not be either "Still waiting" or "No, not yet!".


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:03 am 
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eltfan wrote:
I think that I'm going to make it my monthly mission to keep asking this question until we get some news.

I'm hoping that one day the answer will not be either "Still waiting" or "No, not yet!".


New month.

Same question.

New answer (hopefully).


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:11 am 
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Sorry, but obviously no one has reported anything. Most of us get our news from google, etc. You might try checking some search engines and letting us know if you come up with anything, as nobody else seems to have come up with anything on the subject. I am sure that if anyone does get any information, it will be posted on here.

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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:35 am 
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I can imagine it going there and doing well. Would be cool if it does - Japan is such an amazing country!


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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:31 am 
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AliceLondon wrote:
I can imagine it going there and doing well. Would be cool if it does - Japan is such an amazing country!


Agreed!

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 Post subject: Re: Billy Elliot Japan -- Any News?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:06 am 
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Well, if they ever do get a production of BETM off the ground in Japan -- perhaps here's a potential Billy for it :lol:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/1 ... lp00000009

Definitely a street Billy though, eh? :)


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