Kylend Hetheringon, Daniel Russell, Faith Prince,Lex Ishimoto, and Michael Dameski at New 42nd Street Studios
(© Kevin Thomas Garcia)
Kylend Hetheringon, Daniel Russell, Faith Prince,
Lex Ishimoto, and Michael Dameski at New 42nd Street Studios
(© Kevin Thomas Garcia)
Rehearsals have begun for the second national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical, which as previously reported will launch in Durham, NC at the Triangle's DPAC, October 30 - November 14.

Giuseppe Bausilio, Michael Dameski, Kylend Hetherington, Lex Ishimoto, and Daniel Russell will alternate in the title role. The cast also features Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Mrs. Wilkinson), Rich Hebert (Dad), Patti Perkins (Grandma), Jeff Kready (Tony), Joel Blum (George), Griffin Birney and Jacob Zelonky (Michael), and Rachel Mracna (Debbie).

The ensemble will include Maximilien A. Baud, Craig Bennett, Kirrilee Berger, Michael Biren, Damien Brett, Samantha Cutler, Jason DePinto, Jennifer Evans, J. Austin Eyer, Andrew Fitch, Kurt Froman, Mary Giattino, Cassidy Hagel, Regan Haley, David Hibbard, Karen Hyland, Aaron Kaburick, Nicholas Lampiasi, Rebecca Marlowe, Katie Micha, Alec Osher, Vanessa Russo, Nathan Scherich, Nicholas Sipes, Dorothy Stanley, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Beatrice Tulchin, Genai Veal, Olivia Wang, Beverly Ward, Patrick Wetzel, Branch Woodman, Katrina Yaukey, and Danielle Znutas.

Based on the 2000 film of the same name, Billy Elliot tells the tale of a young boy with a dream of being a dancer. The show won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; it is written by Elton John (music) and Lee Hall (book and lyrics).