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The Movin’ Out Band Rocks at Tilles Center May 9

Two Performances Celebrate the “Piano Man’s” 65th Birthday!


Susanna Stickley,Director of Marketing, Tilles Center
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts ,

The Movin' Out BandThe smokin’ original band from the Tony Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Broadway musical Movin’ Out debuts at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.m and 9:30 p.m. Hillwood Recital Hall’s intimate stage brings the audience up-close and personal for an evening featuring the best of Billy Joel’s classic rock.

The Movin’ Out band includes several members of Billy Joel’s own band, and is fronted by pianist and vocalist Wade Preston, the original “Piano Man” from the hit musical, who was hand-selected to perform the role by Billy Joel. The band will perform some of Billy’s greatest hits, including “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,”“Piano Man,”Movin’ Out,” and more, along with songs from classic rock piano master, Elton John.

Front man Wade Preston was an original Movin’ Out piano man on Broadway for its entire 2002-05 run and went on to star in the national tour until 2008. He holds the record as the Piano Man with the most consecutive shows performed and is the only Piano Man who played the lead role and the synth chair at the same time. In June and July 2008, Wade did the rehearsals and sound checks for Billy Joel’s historic “Last Play at Shea;” his job description was “Stunt Billy.” Prior to Movin’ Out, Wade was celebrated in Los Angeles as the preeminent boogie/stride pianist, revered for his rollicking performances and masterful piano playing. In 2009, he performed at the Pennsylvania Inauguration Ball for President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

Tickets to see the Movin’ Out band on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post are $53 for the 7:30 p.m. performance and $43 for the 9:30 p.m. performance. All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee. Tickets are available online at, or, in person at Tilles Center’s box office or by telephone at 516-299-3100 or 800-745-3000. The box office is open Monday-Saturday from 1-6 p.m. There is a service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone. There are no refunds or exchanges. For additional information, call 516-299-3100 or visit Press photos are available at

Programs at Tilles Center are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post is located on Route 25A in Brookville, N.Y. 

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Posted 04/29/2014

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