New in 2010 From London, "Billy Elliot" creator Lee Hall's play based on the true story of a group of British miners who miraculously turn the art world on its ear. Closes December 12th.
The Broadway production of The Pitmen Painters closed December 12, 2010. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers:
"The Pitmen Painters" is based on the triumphant true story of a group of British miners who discover a new way to express themselves and unexpectedly become art-world sensations! Direct from a sold-out engagement at London’s National Theatre, this funny and fascinating new play comes to Broadway with its entire original London cast intact.
NYC critics were largely in unison on this play, giving it high marks as a smart, funny, feel-good piece, but at the same time, seeming (with allusions to well-worn theatrical tricks, and attempts to present all sides of an argument) to damn it with faint praise.
In this promotional video the author discusses how this story, like "Billy Elliot," explores the intersection of "high art" and very ordinary people: