You probably don't know his name, but once Movin' Out, the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical, opens at the Canon Theatre, you'll be whistling a different tune. Twenty four of them, in fact. That's how many Joel songs Holden has to sing and play. Dancers interpret the songs, and there's no dialogue. But clearly it's still rock 'n' roll to him. See Theatre Listings for details.
Favourite Billy Joel lyric? "Only the good die young." It's a wake-up call to anyone who plays life by the book, or keeps on the straight and narrow. You only get one shot in this game, and you might as well live it up and take chances.
You've been the lead in both Riverdance and Movin' Out. What's the main difference? I had six numbers in Riverdance compared to 24 Billy Joel songs now.
Where do you keep the picture of you and George W. Bush? My mom has it in her dining room where nobody can possibly miss it.