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Elton John World News: ''Billy'' And ''Aida'' Developments

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Wednesday 5 August 2009 @ 15:42 - GMT

Trevor Braun will join the Billy Elliot cast on August 18.

He is to take the role of Michael, Billy's best friend.

At age 11, Billy Elliot marks Braun's third bow on Broadway, having previously performed in Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.

Trevor replaces original cast member Frank Dolce, and will rotate the role with Tony nominee David Bologna.

David is also a showbiz veteran.

The New Orleans native began his acting career at the age of 6. He is a two-time Big Easy Award winner for Best Performance by a Child for his roles in The Music Man and Oliver.

What's more, David is a world class Irish Dancer, where he has captured back to back North American Irish Dance Championships.

Also on the East coast, a production of Elton and Tim Rice's Aida is being shown.

Through August 8, Oaklyn, New Jersey's Ritz Theatre is presenting this modern retelling of the classic opera about a love triangle.

For more information, phone 856-858-5230.

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