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The Culmination of a Fidelity/Billy Elliot Contest

Friday 28 May 2010 @ 16:43 - GMT

Fidelity Investments, in partnership with Billy Elliot the Musical, the Viertel/Frankel/Baruch/Routh Group and LeAp (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program) have announced that two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank will host the 2010 Fidelity FutureStage Finale on Monday, June 14.

The gala event will be held at Broadway's Imperial Theatre, home of the Tony Award winning hit production of Billy Elliot the Musical.

After months of intensive playwriting and production development, the Fidelity FutureStage Finale marks the Broadway debut of six student-written plays, showcasing the work of over 1,000 New York City area students who participated in the 2010 Fidelity FutureStage theater education program.

"Fidelity FutureStage is giving these students a once in a lifetime opportunity to become Broadway's youngest playwrights," said Swank. "I am thrilled to help them celebrate a night they'll always remember."

Kathy Roszczeda is among those being recognised.

The 17-year old senior at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, won over judges with Navy Blue Tiles, a romantic comedy about regaining lost love.

Elton recently met Kathy and congratulated her.


Elton John and Katarzyna Roszczeda (Photo courtesy Fidelity FutureStage)