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Joel musical launches in London
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Billy Joel's orchestration won him a prestigious Tony award
A hit Broadway musical based on the songs of Billy Joel has been launched in London's West End.

Movin' Out, which was penned by Joel and, has enjoyed a successful run across the US, is to open at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 28 March.

Former Fame Academy contestant and Eurovision hopeful James Fox is reprising the lead role.

The show, which features Joel hits Uptown Girl and We Didn't Start The Fire, has won two Tony awards.

Joel, who has sold 100 million records in a career spanning more than 30 years, won the prestigious prizes for the musical's orchestration and choreography.

The show, which charts the progress of a group of friends across three decades, recently reached the end of a successful three-year run on Broadway.

The musical is told entirely through song and without any dialogue.

Welsh singer Fox, 29, represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, finishing in 16th place.

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