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Wednesday, 23 February 2011 13:13

BILLY ELLIOT on Broadway Now Offers Translations Via Showtrans




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(New York, NY –February 23, 2011) The Broadway production of the international hit musical Billy Elliot now offers ShowTrans, I-Caption for the deaf and D-Scriptive for the blind at the Imperial Theatre. ShowTrans is a revolutionary service that provides automated multilingual descriptive commentary of a theatrical production for the non-English speaking audience at every single performance. Better than a word-for-word translation, the system gives the patrons continual plot and dialogue information that enables them to follow the action, intention, humor, and emotion of the show. Commentary for Billy Elliot is now available in Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and French as well as captioning for the deaf and audio description for the blind.

Billy Elliot the Musical winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

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Billy Elliot is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical range from $41.50 to $141.50, and can be purchased at the Imperial Theatre Box Office (249 West 45th Street) or by calling at 212-239-6200 or visiting The playing schedule for Billy Elliot is as follows: Tuesdays at 7pm, Thursday – Sunday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm.

Billy Elliot the Musical is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are Executive Producers. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.

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More information about ShowTrans

ShowTrans receivers are available at the theatre just prior to the performance. The cost is $10.00 (US). ShowTrans accepts most major credit cards and traveler's checks. Patrons must present proper identification (drivers license, passport, etc.) as deposit in order to pick up the receiver, which must be returned at the end of the performance.

ShowTrans is a program created and serviced by Sound Associates, and sponsored in part by Global Patron Accessibility to Special Services, or G-PASS, an organization dedicated to using technology to make theatre accessible for those who may otherwise not be able to enjoy it. The proceeds from ShowTrans help to fund programs for the blind, the deaf, and the hearing impaired. For more information on ShowTrans or any of the programs, call toll-free: 1 (888) 876-0801.

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