Sir Elton and David Furnish arrive in Toronto tomorrow 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, Elton and David make their first visit and only Canadian stop to CTVs 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.
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 cant wait to hear the story of how their stage production conquered the West End, Broadway and cities around the world.
Here’s how to follow the famous couple’s exclusive visit to CTV:
Tuesday, March 1
10 a.m. ET – THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
Elton spends some one-on-one time with Marilyn and some of his biggest fans. He is set to talk about his dedication to this project and his anticipation for its Canadian premiere. A live studio audience will consist of his fans, while the Toronto cast– Cesar Corrales, Myles Erlick, Marcus Pei and J.P. Viernes, along with Billy Elliot star Kate Hennig (”Mrs. Wilkinson”), also join Marilyn to discuss the new Canadian production.
7 p.m. ET – ETALK
Elton and David make their way to the ETALK newsroom, sitting down with anchor Ben Mulroney to discuss the highlights and challenges of taking this musical from London and Sydney and now to Canada. Later in the week, the 30-minute CTV special ETALK PRESENTS: ELTON JOHN AND DAVID FURNISH takes an in-depth look at the production and the pairs personal successes that have brought them to this achievement.
5 p.m. ET CP24 LIVE AT THE RED CARPET
Follow the pop singer and film producer down the red carpet with live coverage on CP24 as they count down the moments to the big premiere. In addition, viewers will meet various cast members, including all four Billys, before they put on their dancing shoes for all of Toronto.
Fans can go to ctv.ca/etalk to follow live blogger for information as John and Furnish celebrate the Toronto premiere of Billy Elliot. The live blog will go behind the scenes, offering exclusive photos and videos of their appearances at CTVs 299 Queen Street West headquarters.
Wednesday, March 2
7 a.m. ET CANADA AM
In addition to discussing Billy Elliot, Bev Thomson and Seamus O’Regan talk to two of the busiest men in show business about how they continue to inspire a new generation of young artists.
8:10 a.m. ET Roger, Darren and Marilyn
An in-studio chat with CHUM FMs Roger, Darren and Marilyn rounds out John and Furnishs exclusive CTV tour. Hitting the airwaves the morning after the big premiere, the pair joins CHUM FM for some light-hearted laughs and breakfast cheer.