San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Announces Hosts For 43rd Annual Awards GalaSan Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Announces Hosts For 43rd Annual Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle has announced the hosts for its 43rd Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards Gala to be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at San Francisco's historic Victoria Theatre. The event will be co-hosted by singer and actress Daniela Innocenti Beem and author and playwright David Templeton. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project Brings HANDS ON A HARDBODY To ChicagoRefuge Theatre Project Brings HANDS ON A HARDBODY To Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Refuge Theater Project is proud to announce the cast and production team for its second production in its 2018 - 2019 season, Hands on a Hardbody, March 15 - April 27, book by Doug Wright, with lyrics by Amanda Green,  and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, directed by Refuge Theatre Project's Artistic Director Christopher Pazdernik and music directed by Jon Schneidman.   (more...)

Breaking: RENT Finds Its Bohemians! Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Brandon Victor Dixon, Keala Settle & More Join CastBreaking: RENT Finds Its Bohemians! Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Brandon Victor Dixon, Keala Settle & More Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

There's no day but January 27, 2019 when it comes to FOX's Rent.  (more...)

OU to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY an All-American MusicalOU to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY an All-American Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Oakland University's School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Hands on a Hardbody, an all-American musical, from March 28 through April 7 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Official Trailer For EVERY OTHER WEEKEND Starring Keala SettleVIDEO: Check Out the Official Trailer For EVERY OTHER WEEKEND Starring Keala Settle
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Keala Settle, star of Broadway's "Hands on a Hardbody" and "Waitress" and the film "The Greatest Showman" - and standout performer of the Oscar nominated song "This Is Me" on the recent 2018 Academy Awards telecast - takes the lead role in the new short film "Every Other Weekend" which will have its international premiere in mid-2018. The Josh Victor Rothstein directed film also stars on-the-rise child actors Angelina Palma and Julian Lerner, and is produced by Schuyler Weiss and Carlos Zozaya. Edited & Co-Produced by Jim Helton (Blue Valentine, Place Beyond the Pines, The Light Between Oceans). Associate Produced by Kimberley Browning (Hollywood Shorts). For more information and premiere dates, please visit http://www.joshrothstein.com/Eowmovie.html (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre presents HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Blackfriars Theatre continues their 2016/17 season with Hands on a Hardbody, Book by Doug Wright, Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green. A musical that is new to most audience members, Hardbody is an upbeat, powerful story, brought to life by relatable characters and incredible toe-tapping music. (more...)

Keala Settle & More to Join Daniel Reichard in FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND STRANGERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that on Sunday, May 8 at 6 PM, Daniel Reichard will return to the historic room with a spirited variety show entitled 'Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers.' This concert, which takes place on Mother's Day, will feature Reichard and an eclectic gathering of some of New York City's most talented performing artists. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens Tonight at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY to Open This Week at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

BWW Review: High-Energy HANDS ON A HARDBODY is Enjoyable, but Uneven at the Garden Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 4, 2016

Let's get this out of the way first, the 'hardbody' in the title is a truck, a Nissan pickup truck to be exact; and while the name of the musical, HANDS ON A HARDBODY, might sound a teensy bit risque, it is filled with encouraging messages and life-affirming themes set to a high energy modern score. Presented by TheatreWorks Florida, the musical runs through February 21st at the Garden Theatre, and features an extremely game and talented cast, who unfortunately is not used in a way that comes close to maximizing their immense collective talent. The musical by Doug Wright (book), Amanda Green (music and lyrics), and Trey Anastasio of the band Phish (music) is based on a 1997 documentary of the same name about a Texas contest in which the person who keeps his or her hand on a truck the longest, wins it. While the show's ensemble construction gives nearly every cast-member multiple moments to vocally shine, it seems like a substantial amount of them have been shoehorned into roles that don't exactly match up with their particular vocal ranges, resulting in fairly regular pitch issues. That not-so minor issue aside, the show is a joyous, toe-tapping celebration of all the things, good and bad, that make people special. (more...)

Garden Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY Central Florida Regional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Garden Theatre is proud to present TheatreWorks Florida's production of Hands on a Hardbody showing January 29 - February 21, 2016. Hands on a Hardbody is sponsored by Joe Worsham and Becky Worsham Farrant at Pacific Global Investment Management Company, Insight Credit Union and Toole's Ace Hardware. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School's HANDS ON A HARDBODY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing tonight, August 11, through August 23. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage HANDS ON A HARDBODY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Truckin' on to the Barn Theatre stage is Rex Smith starring in HANDS ON A HARDBODY! Playing August 11 - 23. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OMAHA Lays Winning HANDS ON A HARDBODY at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 13, 2015

You might wonder how a musical about ten Texans competing to win a Nissan truck by being the last person standing with hands on it could be interesting. There can be little action since everyone is stuck to the truck by white cotton gloves. Yet, this musical is not about outward action so much as it is about inward struggle. These are varied characters with diverse personalities. The truck is the vehicle that ties them together. These white-gloved hands are what hang onto hope. I promise you that it is interesting! (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Presents HANDS ON A HARDBODY, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Omaha Community Playhouse musical production Hands on a Hardbody will run tonight, Feb. 13-March 22, 2015 in the Howard Drew Theatre. (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 2/13-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Omaha Community Playhouse musical production Hands on a Hardbody will run Feb. 13-March 22, 2015 in the Howard Drew Theatre. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 29th Season with HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 29th season with the regional premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, the thrilling, powerfully emotional new musical featuring a country-rock-pop score by Trey Anastasio (frontman for the rock band Phish) and Amanda Green (High Fidelity, Bring It On), and a script by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife). The show, which features a full-size Nissan hardbody truck on stage alongside its cast of 15, plays September 2-21, 2014 and is directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 29th Season with HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 29th season with the regional premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, the thrilling, powerfully emotional new musical featuring a country-rock-pop score by Trey Anastasio (frontman for the rock band Phish) and Amanda Green (High Fidelity, Bring It On), and a script by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife). The show, which features a full-size Nissan hardbody truck on stage alongside its cast of 15, plays September 2-21, 2014 and is directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

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