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Movin' Out [Original Cast Recording]
     

Movin' Out [Original Cast Recording]

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Anybody who has spent any length of time with Billy Joel's music knows that it is ideally suited for the Broadway stage, so it was no big surprise when a selection of his songs formed the basis of a production in 2002. What was a surprise is that it was conceived, directed, and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, who was better known for her

Overview

Anybody who has spent any length of time with Billy Joel's music knows that it is ideally suited for the Broadway stage, so it was no big surprise when a selection of his songs formed the basis of a production in 2002. What was a surprise is that it was conceived, directed, and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, who was better known for her avant-garde work, including a collaboration with David Byrne on The Catherine Wheel. Tharp, however, proved to be a good choice, at least musically, since she and musical supervisor Stuart Malina helped keep the songs stripped-down and lean. They're not sung by the cast; they're sung by Michael Cavanaugh who, as the piano man, narrates the proceedings from the side. This is a sharp move musically, although it does have a side effect on record of occasionally seeming like a Billy Joel tribute, sung by a guy with Broadway chops. Still, it's a good listen, one that's not nearly as flashy as a Broadway connotation would suggest, but it's hard to imagine listening to this in the confines of your own home if you already have Billy Joel's albums, since those are better realized as recordings than this. (Ironically, his albums laid back to back have a better narrative flow, too, telling the story of the baby boom generation with more momentum than this.)

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998787728
catalogNumber:
87877

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Kreitzer   Saxophone
Chuck Burgi   Drums
Tommy Byrnes   Guitar,Vocals
Barry Danielian   Trumpet
Kevin Osborne   Trombone,Vocals,Human Whistle
Greg "Frosty" Smith   Bass,Vocals
Scott Fowler   Ensemble
Rod McCune   Ensemble
John Scarpulla   Percussion,Saxophone
Holly Cruikshank   Ensemble
Karine Plantadit Bageot   Piano,Vocals,Ensemble
Michael Cavanaugh   Piano,Vocals
David Escobar Gómez   Ensemble
Andew Allagree   Ensemble
Mark Arvin   Piano,Vocals
Alexander Brady   Ensemble
Ron DeJesus   Ensemble
Dennis Delguadio   Guitar
Melissa Downey   Ensemble
Pascale Faye   Ensemble
Stuart Malina   Piano
Jill Nicklaus   Ensemble
Rika Okamoto   Ensemble
Wade Preston   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Tom Bartlett   Production Stage Manager
Michael Berniker   Producer
Tommy Byrnes   Arranger,Producer
Peter Fitzgerald   Sound Design
David Hewitt   Engineer
Kevin Osborne   Vocal Arrangements
Ed Rak   Engineer
Keith Roberts   Contributor
David Rosenthal   Producer
Brian Ruggles   Sound Design
Twyla Tharp   Choreographer,Concept,Direction
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Gregory Victor   Assistant Management
John Todd   Contributor
Scott Wise   Assistant Choreographer
Suzy Benzinger   Costume Design
Jay Binder   Casting
Aliane Baquerot   Contributor
Benjamin G. Bowman   Contributor
Sean Free   Company Manager
Laurie Kanyok   Contributor
Stuart Malina   Arranger,Orchestration,Musical Supervision,Musical Continuity
William Marrié   Contributor
Shelley Ott   Assistant Management
Elizabeth Parkinson   Contributor
Meg Paul   Contributor
Sarah Prosser   Casting
Lawrence Rabson   Contributor
John Selya   Contributor
Dana Stackpole   Contributor
Ashley Tuttle   Contributor
Craig Van Tassel   Monitor Mix Engineer
Santo Loquasto   Scenic Design
Emily King   Liner Notes

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Movin' Out [Original Cast Recording] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best CD I have ever heard! Billy Joel is a great musician and whatever genius came up with the idea to turn his catalogue into a broadway musical should be pat on the head and given a cookie. Michael Cavanaugh also has a great voice that compliments Billy's songs nicely. BRAVO!