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Date: Jul 31, 2012
"You May Be Right" ~ A Billy Joel Experience
Featuring Members from the Movin' Out Band, and American Idol Alum Robbie Rosen
The Movin’ Out Band (L to r) Wade Preston, Chuck Burgi, Dennis DelGaudio, Greg Smith, John Scarpulla and Carmine Giglio. Photo by Jen Brunges Mrakovcic.
Presented by Hofstra Entertainment; Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m.
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … This summer Hofstra Entertainment presents You May Be Right ~ A Billy Joel Experience, featuring members from the original Movin’ Out Band, including Wade Preston, Hofstra alumnus Dennis DelGaudio, and Chuck Burgi. Show times for You May Be Right are Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
You May Be Right is a retrospective look and listen at not only the music of Billy Joel, but also the history of the band from the Broadway production of Movin’ Out and its genesis. Unlike typical Billy Joel tributes, this band had the unique experience of creating a Broadway show with the master himself from the music that has been the soundtrack for so many for more than 40 years. Some of the members of the Movin’ Out Band even went on to become part of Billy’s touring band. Join us for a true Billy Joel experience, complete with unforgettable music and exciting images. Wade Preston tells the story of the history of what was really going on backstage on Broadway, from the unique perspective of the “piano man.” Humor, history, and great music from one of Long Island’s greatest composers, as told and played by Wade Preston and the original Movin’ Out Band.
You May Be Right also features a special appearance by Long Islander Robbie Rosen, who received national attention when he made it to the top 16 on Season 10 of American Idol in 2011. Since returning home from Idol, he has been busy writing, recording, and performing throughout the tri-state area and has shared the stage with Kenny Rodgers, Deborah Gibson, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, and Rascal Flatts. He is looking forward to starting his freshman year at Hofstra University this fall.
Tickets are $30 adult; $25 senior citizen (over 65); $20 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID; $15 Hofstra faculty/staff/student with current HofstraCard (one-ticket maximum). For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.hofstra.edu/hofstraentertainment (click on “Box Office”).
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