CTV's Exclusive Billy Elliot Coverage With Sir Elton John, March 1-2

- Elton John and David Furnish make exclusive visit to CTV's THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, ETALK, CANADA AM, and CHUM FM -

- CP24 is at the head of the red carpet line with live coverage of the premiere -

- marilyn.ca is calling all Elton fans to log on to have the chance to be part of the live studio audience for his interview on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW -

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TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Sir Elton John and David Furnish arrive in Toronto next Tuesday for Mirvish Productions' Canadian premiere of Billy Elliot the Musical, and their first and only stop is CTV. In celebration of the March 1 debut of the hit musical, the multiple Grammy® -winning superstar along with his acclaimed producer and partner make their first visit - and only Canadian stop - to CTV's 299 Queen Street campus in Toronto for exclusive sit-down interviews on television and radio. Stopping by THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, ETALK, CANADA AM and CHUM FM, the pair put viewers at the front of the line for the premiere of this Tony Award® -winning stage sensation, before CP24 provides live coverage of the red carpet arrivals that night. With ticket giveaways from each of the outlets, CTV is also giving fans an opportunity to be among the first to see "THE BEST SHOW YOU WILL EVER SEE" (New York Post).

Executive Produced by David Furnish and with a score by Sir Elton John that The New York Times called "show-stopping and electric," Billy Elliot was honoured with ten 2009 Tony® Awards including Best Musical. Set in a small English town and based on the film of the same name, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent for dance that inspires his family and his whole community, and changes his life forever.

"As the four young dancers playing Billy - J.P., Myles, Cesar and Marcus - prepare for the Canadian debut of this magical musical, we welcome Sir Elton John and David Furnish to CTV," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "Our viewers can't wait to hear the story of how their stage production conquered the West End, Broadway and cities around the world."

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For further information:

Tonia Addison, CTV Inc., 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@ctv.ca
Patricia Garcia, CTV Inc., 416.384.2645 or  patricia.garcia@ctv.ca

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