Movin' Out (Tour)

Movin' Out (Tour)
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Detroit, MI
Dance sections

Act I

Long Island in the ‘60s, the King and Queen of the prom, Brenda and Eddie, are finished, while forever sweethearts James and Judy are ready for marriage. Their friend, Tony is looking for  that kind of love, and he finds it with Brenda, who has become her own woman. War takes the men away from home, leaving their loved ones to pick up the pieces. James loses his life in combat, while Tony and Eddie return home broken as Judy grieves.

Overture: “It's Still Rock and Roll to Me”….The Company
Scene 1: Brenda and Eddie Split
          “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” ….Brenda, Eddie, Tony, James, Judy, Sergeant O’Leary and Ensemble
Scene 2: Tony Moves Out
          “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” …. Tony, Eddie, James, and Sergeant O’Leary
Scene 3: James and Judy Are Forever
          “Reverie (Villa D’Este)/Just The Way you Are” …. James, Judy and Ensemble
Scene 4: Brenda Is Back
          “For The Longest Time/Uptown Girl” …. Brenda, Eddie, Tony and Ensemble
Scene 5: Tony and Brenda Get Together
          “This Night” … Tony, Brenda and Ensemble
Scene 6: Eddie Knows
          “Summer, Highland Falls”…. Eddie, Brenda, Tony and Ensemble
Scene 7: Off To War
          “Waltz #1 (Nunley’s Carousel)” …. Tony, Eddie, James, Drill Sergeant and Ensemble
Scene 8: The Sky Falls
          “We Didn't Start The Fire”…. Judy, Brenda, James, Tony, Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 9: Two Bars: Hicksville/Saigon
          “She’s Got a Way”….Tony, Brenda and Ensemble
Scene 10: Coming Home
          “The Stranger”…. Judy and Ensemble
          “Elegy (The Great Peconic)” …. Judy, Brenda, Tony, Eddie, Drill Sergeant and Ensemble

 

Act II

The vets try to cobble their lives back together. Tony can’t seem to find a way to reconnect with Brenda, while Eddie can’t connect with anyone. Spiraling into a lonely existence of drugs and self-loathing, Eddie takes a tour through a nightmare of his past, projecting Judy as his guide. By chance, he encounters Judy jogging in the park, and her forgiveness allows him to finally set his life back on track. Brenda and Tony rediscover the love needed to heal their wounds. The friends reunite to discover they have all found their way back home.

Scene 1: Vets Cast Out
          “Invention In C Minor”….Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 2: Eddie Rages
          “Angry Young Man”…. Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 3: Tony Disconnects
          “Big Shot”…. Tony, Brenda and Ensemble
Scene 4: A Contest of Pain
          “Big Man on Mulberry Street”…. Tony, Brenda an Ensemble
Scene 5: Eddie Gets High
          “Captain Jack”…. Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 6: Eddie Reaches Out
          “Innocent Man”…. Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 7: Eddie’s Nightmares
          “Pressure”…. Judy, Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 8: Eddie’s Journey Back
          “Goodnight Siagon”…. Eddie, Judy, James, Tony and Ensemble
Scene 9: Brenda’s Lost Dreams
          “Air (Dublinesque)”…. Brenda
Scene 10: Tony and Brenda Reconcile
          “Shameless”…. Brenda and Tony
Scene 11: Judy Releases Eddie
          “James”…. Judy and Eddie
Scene 12: Eddie Attains Grace
           “River of Dreams/Keeping the Faith/Only the Good Die Young”… Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 13: The Reunion Begins
          “I’ve Loved These Days” …. Tony, Brenda, Eddie and Ensemble
Scene 14: Reunion/Finale
          “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant (Reprise)…. The Company

Principals

Brenda.....Holly Cruikshank, Laurie Kanyok
James......Matthew Dibble
Tony........David Gomez, Corbin Popp
Judy........Julieta Gros
Eddie.......Brendan King, Ron Todorowski

Total number of dancers
16
Runtime
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Other program information

Conceived by Twyla Tharp

Casting: Jay Binder Casting, Sarah Prosser
Hair Design: Paul Huntley
Assistant Choreographer/Assistant Director: Scott Wise

Production Associate: Jesse Huot
Technical Supervisor: Michael Connors
Dance Supervisors: Stacy Caddell -NY, Kim Craven - Tour
Dance Captains: Sean Maurice Kelly, Julie Voshell
Production Stage Manager: Eric Sprosty
General manager: Abbie M. Strassler

 

Musical Continuity and Supervision: Stuart Malina

Sound Design: Brian Ruggles, Peter J. Fitzgerald
Additional Musical Arrangements and Orchestration: Stuart Malina
Synthesizer Programmer: David Rosenthal
Music Coordinator: John Miller
Musical Consultant: Tommy Byrnes

The Movin' Out Band:

Piano/Lead Vocals: Darren Holden, Matt Wilson
Trumpet: Raul Agraz
Band Tech/Sub Drums: Dodd Ashe
Guitar/Vocals: Denny Blake
Bass/Vocals/Band Director: Malcolm Gold
Sax/Percussion: John Isley
Trombone/Vocals: Mark Miller
Drums/Vocals: Adam Snyder
Saxophone/Vocals: Bryan Steele

Awards

Helen Hayes Award
Won:
   Outstanding Lead Actor in a Non-Residential Production: Ron Todorowski
   Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Residential Production: Holly Cruikshank
Nominated:
   Outstanding Non-Residential Production
   Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Residential Production: Julieta Gros
   Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Non-Residential Production: Kristine Bendul

A year before the Broadway show came to a close Tharp launched a national tour of Movin’ Out. The tour ran for nearly five and a half years and made stops in 82 American cities. International performances in Canada (2005), London and Tokyo (2006) were also added. 

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    King and ensemble in performance. ©Joan Marcus
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    Sing, Gorman, Simler and Bendul perform. ©Joan Marcus
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    Gros in performance. ©Joan Marcus
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    Gros in performance. ©Joan Marcus
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    Todorowski in performance. ©Joan Marcus
Video Description

Brief clips featuring members of the national tour cast.

Full 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

 

Movin Out Tour (premiere and run)
Fisher Theater
Detroit, MI