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James Fox in Movin' Out
James Fox in Movin’ Out
James Fox, star of BBC TV’s Fame Academy 2004 will take the leading role of ‘Piano Man’ in Movin'Out, the Broadway dance show set to the classic hits of Billy Joel, which will have its European debut opening at the Apollo Victoria Theatre 18 April 2006, following previews from 28 Mar 2006 - for a limited season to 17 July 2006
James Fox came to the UK nation’s attention as one of the stars of BBC’s Fame Academy. Subsequently he was voted by the British public to represent the UK in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest where he sang the song ‘Hold on to our Love’. James went on to play ‘Judas’ in the 2004/5 UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. It was his performance in this production that drew the attention of the Movin’ Out producers who cast him as the ‘Piano Man’ in the North American tour of the show.
The Movin'Out story is told without dialogue, combining choreography by Twyla Tharp, with 24 songs written by Billy Joel, including classics such as 'Uptown Girl', 'We Didn’t Start the Fire', 'She’s Got a Way' and title track 'Movin’ Out'.
The tracks are performed live by a ten piece rock band visible on stage throughout the performance in which 'rock ‘n’ roll meets theatre'.
The Tony Award-winning show grossed over $100 million on Broadway in the three years to December 2005, while the national tour of Movin’ Out continues its run across North America having played to 50 cities since February 2004.
Movin'Out is produced by IP Live plc