Billy Elliot to dance in Chicago for extended run in 2010

According to a press release issued moments ago, Billy Elliot the Musical, which features music by Elton John, will launch a U.S. national tour with an extended run in Chicago in the spring of 2010.

“Chicago has always been one of my favorite cities to play,” composer Elton John said. “And it is my distinct pleasure to share this show that I love so much with a city that has always been very kind to me.”

Elton John is currently playing a series of sold-out concerts with Billy Joel at Wrigley Field. You generally want to avoid the area if you want to get anywhere in a timely fashion.

No word yet on the extended run’s time frame. More details from Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones here.

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