Michael closed up shop at New York, New York and moved to New York City to work alongside Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp, to shape the Broadway Musical that would become Movin' Out
BIG FLOP: Shortlived Movin' Out
and, inset below, Billy Joel
After an extensive stint in the West End and performances on Broadway, Fox is currently touring the rest of the United States as the singer in Movin' Out
which features the classic hits of Billy Joel.
The original version of Movin' Out
had the dancers speaking.
There is, thankfully, no mime, or "psychology," whatsoever in Movin' Out
The overture to Movin' Out
is the song "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," which could be words from Tharp's mouth.
Joel, 57, whose hits include Uptown Girl and Movin' Out
, bought the home in 2002 for EUR17.
A veteran of the theater world, she met Tharp when she was working on her Broadway hit, Movin' Out
Darren, who plays the lead role in Broadway musical Movin' Out
based on Billy Joel, said: "It's a great gig and I still can't get my head around it.
As in Movin' Out
, Tharp has mined the songs of a music icon--in this case, Bob Dylan--and fashioned a narrative context for them.
HOLLY CRUIKSHANK, currently performing in the London company of Movin' Out
, has had only one serious injury--a cartilage tear six months into the New York run of Movin' Out
Performers included Elizabeth Parkinson and Stuart Capps of Movin' Out
, Maia Wilkins and Willy Shives of the Joffrey Ballet, Tina LeBlanc and Gonzalo Garcia of San Francisco Ballet, Brian McGinnis of Parsons Dance Company, Antonio Douthit of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Kiln Cowan and James Jordan of Kansas City Ballet.
Seated in his floor-to-ceiling gray marble office - the one with customized marble niches designed to hold his Grammy and People's Choice awards - Hammer breathes a huge sigh, cracks a wide grin and says, ``How do I feel about movin' out
Musicals like Savion Glover's Bring in 'Da Noise, Susan Stroman's Contact, and Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out
might never have seen the light of day if not for the overwhelming success of A Chorus Line.
Twyla Tharp's Movin' Out
was a big step toward getting Broadway to appreciate the commercial potential of contemporary ballet.