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Movin' out

A new musical conceived by TWYLA THARP. Music by: Billy Joel; Lyrics by: Billy Joel; Director: Twyla Tharp; Producer: IP Live Plc; Choreographer: Twyla Tharp;

Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York - 24 October, 2002. Closed 11 December, 2005 (1,303 perfs)
Apollo Victoria - Opened 10 April 2006 - closed 17 July 2006 (Scheduled season)

Original London Cast


Lucy Banfield, Amy Hollins, Jeanette Taylor, Louise Madison, Francesca Zaccherini, Izumi Fujii, Rachael Crocker, Natalie Turner, Hayley Newton, Brad Madison, Richard Peakman, Aaron Sillis, Alan Burkitt, Laurent Codair, Alex Jessop, Tom Mellor, Anthony Cranwell, Darren Gibson, Nicholas Cunningham, Tom Goodall


Movin' Out tells the turbulent story, without using any dialogue, of five friends . Over the course of two decades their lives, and the world in which they live, change irreversibly. The five friends graduate from college in the '60s and have their lives shattered by the Vietnam War. At a time when America finds itself involved in another messy foreign conflict, it is a piece that strikes resonant topical chords.

The plot of Movin' On is carried through Tharp's choreography and 24 of Joel's songs, which include Uptown Girl, We Didn't Start The Fire, She's Got A Way and Movin' Out. The show's music is played live by an on-stage ten-piece rock band.

Musical Numbers

  1. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  2. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  3. Reverie (Villa d'Este)
  4. Just the Way You Are
  5. The Longest Time
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. This Night
  8. Summer, Highland Falls
  9. Waltz No. 1 (Nunley's Carousel)
  10. We Didn't Start the Fire
  1. She's Got a Way
  2. The Stranger
  3. Elegy (The Great Peconic)
  4. Invention in C. Minor
  5. Angry Young Man
  6. Big Shot
  7. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  8. Captain Jack
  9. An Innocent Man
  10. Pressure
  1. Goodnight Saigon
  2. Air (Dublinesque)
  3. Shameless
  4. James
  5. The River of Dreams
  6. Keeping the Faith
  7. Only the Good Die Young
  8. I've Loved These Days
  9. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (Reprise)


Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Percussion, Drums