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Billy Joel backup and star of Broadway hit ‘Movin’ Out’ Wade Preston performs in Hawley on Jan. 7

Billy Joel backup and star of Broadway hit ‘Movin’ Out’ Wade Preston performs in Hawley on Jan. 7
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From a press release:

On Saturday, Jan. 7, one of the area’s most loved performers, Wade Preston, Billy Joel’s backup, returns for two shows in one night by Harmony Presents in the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill.

“It’s not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention. Wade Preston’s dexterity alone is enough to drop a stadium full of jaws, but you don’t need to go to a stadium to experience the awe,” says Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.

“Embodying enough blazing talent to ignite the stage solo, this excellent musician and performer is best known for his role as the piano man in Billy Joel’s Broadway hit ‘Movin’ Out.’ He is an original cast member doing the full 3-and-a-half-year run on Broadway and often guested on both tours. When rehearsals of the Billy Joel band are required, Billy hires Wade as his stand-in. Wade is truly a favorite among our audiences.”

Show times are at 6 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. in the historic Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill, located on the ground floor (8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley). Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating.

Advance tickets for $20 are available for both shows up until midnight before the show. When these tickets sales end or are sold out, general admission tickets become available at $23. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at AMSkier Insurance (209 Main Ave., Hawley) during regular business hours and on Saturdays between 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cocoon Coffee House caters snacks, coffee, wine, and beer on site prior to the shows and during intermission.

Harmony Presents is sponsored by Bold Gold Media. For further questions or help getting tickets, call 570-588-8077.