New Release: The Last Play at Shea DVD

Lionsgate released the music-filled documentary The Last Play at Shea on DVD on Feb. 8, 2011, for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Directed by Paul Crowder (Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who) and Jon Small (Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour) and written by Mark Monroe (The Cove), the film chronicles the intersecting histories of New York landmark Shea Stadium (which was demolished in 2008 to make way for the New York Mets’ new field) and the legendary, New York-born musician Billy Joel.

The Last Play at Shea DVD boxAn engaging look at the highs and lows of the Mets and the life and musical career of Joel, The Last Play at Shea interweaves interviews with players and performers with exclusive concert footage from the goodbye performances in July 2008. New York City serves as a background for those who were there — including Sting, John Mayer, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett and others — to share their stories about the city and the stadium.

Narrated by Alec Baldwin (TV’s 30 Rock), The Last Play at Shea also highlights a special performance by Paul McCartney.

Special features on the DVD include two deleted scenes, Billy Joel’s Front Row “Ticket Santa” (a segment showing audiences Joel’s tradition of finding fans with the worst seats in the house and moving them to the front row) and an interview with popular rock and sports journalist Chuck Klosterman.


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