The Last Play at Shea


World Premiere

USA | 95 MINUTES | English |


Sports, Documentary, Music

From The Beatles' first-ever arena performance in 1965 until Billy Joel's concert before its demolition in 2009, Shea Stadium played host to some of the biggest names in music from around the globe in addition to serving as home to the New York Mets. This lovingly crafted documentary interweaves the history of this recently lost New York City landmark with the career of Long Island native Billy Joel, a performer whose personal connection to the stadium made him the perfect choice to close the curtain on Shea's storied past.

Director Paul Crowder draws on a wealth of historical footage as well as personal interviews with Joel to provide an intimate look at the intersecting histories of a stadium, a team, and a music legend. Set to the soundtrack of Joel's final Shea performance and featuring exclusive concert footage with guests like Tony Bennett and Roger Daltrey, Last Play pays a timely tribute to one of America's most significant venues for both music and sports.


Directed by Paul Crowder, Jon Small (concert footage), and Paul Crowder

Paul Crowder is a London-born former musician turned movie editor and director. He edited Sundance Audience Award winner Dogtown and Z-Boys and has directed the feature documentaries Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos and Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who.
Executive Producer
Todd Kamelhar, Glen Zipper
Primary Cast
Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett, Mike Piazza, Keith Hernandez, Tom Seaver
Paul Crowder
Steve Cohen, Nigel Sinclair
Mark Monroe
Mike J. Nichols, Paul Crowder


Main Contact
Glen Zipper
Exclusive Media
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 285 6088
Print Source
Michele Farinola
Exclusive Media
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 285-6088
Director's Agent
Loretta Jeneski
Non-Fiction Unlimited
Phone: 310 399 9600
Nigel Sinclair
Spitfire Pictures
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 300-9000
Director's Manager
Kelly H'Doubler-Crowder
Phone: 818 224 2482