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'Billy Elliott the Musical' warms hearts at Hippodrome
A British coal mining strike in 1984 seems like a rather sooty setting for an inspirational story, but that gave audiences all the more reason to root for a miner's son who aspires to be a ballet dancer in the 2000 movie "Billy Elliot." Its theatrical adaptation won 10 Tony Awards in 2009, including best musical, and now that touring Broadway show has come to the Hippodome Theatre.
By Mike Giuliano
December 23, 2012