After a Taste of the Tony, Billy Joel Wants to Write a New Musical

News   After a Taste of the Tony, Billy Joel Wants to Write a New Musical Following the success of Movin' Out on Broadway, songwriter Billy Joel wants to write an original musical, The New York Post reports.

His subject will be the music industry that pop singer-songwriter Joel knows so well. The still-germinating seed of the project is being discussed by Joel and producer James Nederlander Jr., a producer of the song-and-dance driven Movin' Out, now packing them in at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

A book writer is being sought, according to The Post. In the Tony Award-winning Movin' Out, director-choreographer Twyla Tharp creates a story of Long Island friends who come of age in the 1960s and '70s, all to the live soundtrack (performed on-stage by singer Michael Cavanaugh and played by a band).

Joel won a 2003 Tony Award for his Movin' Out orchestrations (he shared the award with Stuart Malina), and Tharp took home the Best Choreography Tony.