Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

broadway

Billy Elliot Tempts Fate by Casting Will Chase

Remember when the Billy Elliot boys so adorably accepted the Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical? Well, those kids may so soon have a bunch of time to sit around and polish their trophies. Playbill brings the ominous news that Will Chase will replace Santino Fontana as Billy’s older brother, and though we know the dude is talented, well, he has a track record. If the show continues to be successful, Billy Elliot will truly be the story of a young man’s triumph over adversity. [Playbill]