Last Play At Shea
Last Play At Shea TrailerBilly Joel became the final artist to perform at legendary Shea Stadium. He performed to 110,000 people at the historic "The Last Play At Shea" concert on July 16 and 18, 2008. The shows sold out in a record-breaking 45 minutes. This marked the Bronx born Long Island raised Jewish show business legend as the only artist to perform at Yankee, Giants and Shea Stadium. In 2006, Billy Joel broke the Madison Square Garden record for the longest sequence of sold-out shows by a single artist. On April 24, 2006, at the twelfth show of that same sold-out MSG run, Billy Joel broke his own record and Madison Square Garden celebrated the event in true New York style, raising a banner to emblazoned with #12 to the venue's rafters. Billy Joel became the first non athlete ever to be honored with a retired number on the rafters of the Garden. Billy Joel received Grammy awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1978 for his song Just the Way You Are; Album of the Year in 1979 for 52nd Street; and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1979 for 52nd Street and in 1980 for Glass Houses. In 1990 Billy Joel was presented with a Grammy Legend Award. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, he was also presented with the Johnny Mercer Award in 2001. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and in 2004 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His other awards include the ASCAP Founders Award, the BMI Career Achievement Award, the American Music Awards Award of Merit, and the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal. "Last Play At Shea" is a unique big screen documentary concept intended to escape the traditional narrative and current trend of biographical rock documentaries and is a concert movie featuring Billy Joel's final peformance - and the final act - at Shea Stadium.
CAST: Billy Joel
DIRECTORS: Paul Crowder, Jon Small
STUDIO: D&E Entertainment
RATING: Not Rated
THEATER COUNT (Opening Weekend): 300
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours