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Piano Man Billy Joel Hits A Homer With Concert Film Doc ‘Last Play at Shea’ For Hometown New York

As reported yesterday, Billy Joel was interviewed for a feature article in the New York Daily News that was published this morning. Here is a preview of the article:

New York may no longer have Shea Stadium, but it does have native son Billy Joel. And the documentary that captures the piano man's goodbye concerts to the Mets' former home is coming to the Ziegfeld theater tonight for a one-time showing before a theatrical run begins Oct. 29 at the Cinema Village, as well as theaters in Westchester and on Long Island.

But the rollicking documentary movie, directed by Paul Crowder, isn't just a concert film of the two shows Joel played in July 2008 as a send-off to the beloved “dump” of Flushing Meadows. It's a fast-moving cruise through Queens history as well as Joel's own story. It's filled with clips from games and Joel concerts, not to mention that Beatles moment.