They've Got a Way

Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel make Broadway rock

You can waste a lot of time trying to decide exactly what to call Movin' Out, the new Twyla Tharp show set to Billy Joel's music. It's not a traditional musical because none of the main characters say a word--or even sing. You're getting warmer if you think of a choreographed rock concert for which the star hasn't shown up but a lot of really good dancers have. Or maybe just compare it with previous dance pieces Tharp has done to popular music by Jelly Roll Morton, the Beach Boys and others. But then what's it doing on Broadway?


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