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The New York Times just loves Billy Elliot


The New York Times visited the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts last week to take in a Gateway Playhouse show, Billy Elliot.

In short, the venerable paper came away from theĀ theater happy.

“Any musical that begins with an explanation of the nationalization of the British coal mining industry, the struggles of the National Union of Mineworkers and the involvement of Margaret Thatcher has a lot to overcome,” the New York Times review reads. “‘Billy Elliot’ does so with the quicksilver elegance of a pirouette.”

Read the full review.

Billy ElliotĀ is running from July 22 to Aug. 8 in Patchogue.

Click here for tickets.


About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of Email him your story ideas or tips: