Photo Coverage: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast Celebrates Album Release at Barnes & Noble!

Ghostlight Records just celebrated their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY with an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street). The event featured original Broadway cast members Keith Carradine, Keala Settle, Janet Krupin, Corey March, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua and Dale Soules. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below!

The new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY is being released both in stores and via online outlets on August 27. The musical features a book by Doug Wright (Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife), lyrics by Amanda Green (Bring It On: The Musical), and music by Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Amanda Green. The show was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including "Best Original Score," and nine 2013 Drama Desk Awards, including "Outstanding Musical," "Outstanding Music" and "Outstanding Lyrics." The album features "The Tryers," a special bonus song that was cut from the show. To listen to tracks from the album, visit

HANDS ON A HARDBODY - directed by Neil Pepe (Broadway's Speed-The-Plow) with musical staging by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys) - was inspired by true events. It was based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name that was created by S.R. Bindler and produced by Bindler and Kevin Morris. Trey Anastasio produced the album, in addition to contributing his trademark guitar work. Amanda Green serves as co-producer and Kurt Deutsch as Executive Producer.

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

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The Cast and Creators

Doug Wright and Amanda Green

Jim Newman and Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone

Jon Rua and Connie Ray

Keith Carradine and Jim Newman

Keala Settle, Keith Carradine and Jim Newman

Jon Rua and Corey Mach

The Cast

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