Billy Joel, Twyla Tharp Collaboration
“Movin’ Out”
Dances Into Boston In March

“Movin’ Out,” the Tony Award-winning dance musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on 26 classic songs by Billy Joel, opens at The Colonial Theatre for a limited six week run on March 26.

Told through song and dance and with no dialogue whatsoever, “Movin’ Out” is the story of lifelong friends through two turbulent decades that change both them and the world around them forever.

Time Magazine’s Richard Zoglin commented, “This exhilarating production seems to want to burst out of the theatre, setting a new standard for the rock musical.”

Songs like “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” "We Didn’t Start The Fire” and “Pressure” all come together to weave a musical backdrop which complements Tharp’s innovative choreography. The production takes audiences through a poignant narrative comprised of three main elements: post World War II idealism, the Vietnam War and its subsequent unrest, and finally survival.

Audiences will recognize many of “Movin’ On’s” main characters from Joel’s lyrics. There’s Brenda and Eddie from “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” Tony and Sergeant O’Leary from “Movin' Out,” Judy from “Why, Judy, Why” and “James from the song of the same title.

Tickets are available at the Colonial Theatre box office, 106 Boylston Street in Boston, or by calling 617-931-2787.

-- OnStage Boston


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