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Movin' Out

Description

After nearly two years of rehearsals, workshops and previews in Chicago and New York, Movin’ Out opened on Broadway in 2002. Throughout the process, Tharp continued to restructure the show and add new material to draw out details in the plot.    

This jukebox dance-musical, set to the music of Billy Joel, follows five friends from Long Island through the 1960s, the Vietnam War and into the 1980s. The choreography and lyric text work in tandem to tell their story of loss, love and forgiveness.

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    Original Broadway cast in the opening number. ©Joan Marcus
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    Tuttle, Bowman and ensemble dancers in the opening number. ©Joan Marcus
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    Selya in "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." ©Joan Marcus  
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    Roberts, Selya, Parkinson and ensemble dancers in "Uptown Girl." ©Joan Marcus
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    Ensemble dancers perform "We Didn't Start the Fire." ©Joan Marcus
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    Selya performs "Angry Young Man." ©Joan Marcus
  • Roberts and Parkinson in "Shameless." ©Joan Marcus

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An excerpt from "Goodnight Saigon."
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Music

Music Program:

All words and music by Billy Joel

Songs in order of appearance:

1. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
From the album “Glass Houses”
Released by Columbia Records – 1980

2. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
From the album “The Stranger”
Released by Columbia Records – 1977

3. Movin' Out (Anthony’s Song)
From the album “The Stranger”
Released by Columbia Records – 1977 

4. Reverie (Villa D'Este)
From the album “Fantasies and Delusions”
Released by Sony Classical/Columbia – 2001 

5. Just the Way You Are
From the album “The Stranger”
Released by Columbia Records – 1977

6. The Longest Time
From the album “An Innocent Man”
Released by Columbia Records – 1983 

7. Uptown Girl
From the album “An Innocent Man”
Released by Columbia Records – 1983 

8. This Night
From the album “An Innocent Man”
Released by Columbia Records – 1983 

9. Summer, Highland Falls
From the album “Turnstiles”
Released by Columbia Records – 1976

10. Waltz #1 (Nunley's Carousel)
From the album “Fantasies and Delusions”
Released by Sony Classical/Columbia – 2001 

11. We Didn't Start the Fire
From the album “Storm Front”
Released by Columbia Records – 1989 

12. She's Got a Way
From the album “Cold Spring Harbor”
Released by Columbia Records – 1971   

13. The Stranger
From the album “The Stranger”
Released by Columbia Records – 1977 

14. Elegy (The Great Peconic)
From the album “My Lives”
Released by Sony BMG – 2005 

15. Invention in C Minor
From the album “Fantasies and Delusions”
Released by Sony Classical/Columbia – 2001 

14. Angry Young Man
From the album “Turnstiles”
Released by Columbia Records – 1976

15. Big Shot
From the album “52nd Street”
Released by Columbia – 1978 

16. Big Man on Mulberry Street
From the album “The Bridge”
Released by Columbia – 1986 

17. Captain Jack
From the album “Piano Man”
Released by Columbia Records – 1973 

18. An Innocent Man
From the album “An Innocent Man”
Released by Columbia Records – 1983 

19. Pressure
From the album “The Nylon Curtain”
Released by Columbia Records – 1982 

20. Goodnight Saigon
From the album “The Nylon Curtain”
Released by Columbia Records – 1982 

21. Air (Dublinesque)
From the album “Fantasies and Delusions”
Released by Columbia Records – 1999 

22. Shameless
From the album “Storm Front”
Released by Columbia Records – 1989 

23. James
From the album “Turnstiles”
Released by Columbia Records – 1976

24. The River of Dreams
From the album “River of Dreams”
Released by Columbia Records – 1993 

25. Keeping the Faith
From the album “An Innocent Man”
Released by Columbia Records – 1983 

26. Only the Good Die Young
From the album “The Stranger”
Released by Columbia Records – 1977 

27. I've Loved These Days
From the album “Turnstiles”
Released by Columbia Records – 1976

Performance History

New York, NY
October 24, 2002
Notes:

Movin' Out began preview performances on September 30, 2002. 

After 28 previews, the show opened on October 24, 2002 and ran for 1,303 performances. 

Movin' Out closed on Broadway on December 11, 2005. 

Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
November 19, 2014
Notes:
Billy Joel receives a Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress. Excerpts of Movin' Out will be performed at the ceremony.