The Last Play at Shea
Music by Billy Joel
On July 16th and 18th, 2008, Billy Joel headlined the final concerts held at the Shea Stadium. This film chronicles Joel’s historic two-night stand, and explores how Joel’s life and career paralleled the growth of suburban Long Island and the beloved ballpark. Featuring appearances by Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler and Garth Brooks, and narration by Alec Baldwin.
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Film Details
Status: In Release
Release date: October 21, 2010 (USA - Theatrical) February 8, 2011 (USA - DVD) February 8, 2011 (USA - iTunes)
Country of origin: USA
Language: English
Running time: 90 mins
Director: Paul Crowder
Genre: Musical Documentary
Production Company: Spitfire Pictures
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The Last Play at Shea is a unique documentary concept intended to escape the traditional narrative and current trend of biographical rock documentaries. Through the prism of Billy Joel’s extraordinary career and blue collar perspective, The Last Play at Shea will chronicle the waning days of Shea Stadium through a tapestry of performance, historical documentary and personal journey while at the same time providing audiences with a pop-culture snapshot of a seminal era in New York history.


The film is directed by Paul Crowder and produced by Nigel Sinclair and Steve Cohen, in cooperation with Billy Joel’s Maritime Pictures.

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