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Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Welcomes Back Billy Joel's 'Piano Man' Wade Preston

This highly entertaining show performed by this incredible Broadway singer/pianist will be held on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 PM.

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Welcomes Back Billy Joel's 'Piano Man' Wade Preston

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown presents the return of "Billy Joel's Piano Man" Wade Preston in a new concert for the CRT audiences.

This highly entertaining show performed by this incredible Broadway singer/pianist will be held on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 PM at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street, Cortland. This is Preston's sixth concert at CRT Downtown and is returning by popular demand. Tickets are $30.00 for adults; under 21s are $25.00. Groups of four individuals may purchase the group for $100.00.

It's not often a man can stand in front of a piano and command an audience's full attention. Combining his versatile vocal talent, child-like stage charm, charming storytelling and sense of humor, Preston delivers an undeniably unique and exciting solo show. Best known for his role as the piano man in Billy Joel's Broadway hit Movin' Out, Wade was an original cast member, having performed in the show for the full 3 1/2 year run on Broadway, and often guested on both national tours. He is credited with having done the show more times than anyone else. He was the only "Piano Man" to do both this role, which requires playing lead keyboards and singing all the songs, while also playing the synthesizer at the same time. When Billy Joel was preparing his extended band for the historic Last Play at Shea concerts, where months of rehearsals, preparations, and sound checks were required, Billy hired Wade as his stand in. For this concert, Preston will accompany himself on piano, singing some of Billy's greatest hits, a few "deep cuts" and also music from other similar artists. A songwriter himself, he will perform a few original pieces as well. See videos of his talent at www.wadepreston.com.

To order tickets, visit www.cortlandrep.org for online sales 24 hours a day, or call the Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office at 800-427-6160 or drop by CRT Downtown at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland from 9:00 - 4:00, Monday - Friday.


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