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For ten 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.



The world premiere production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY opened on May 12, 2012 at La Jolla Playhouse.

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St.
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Featured Reviews For Hands on a Hardbody


Theater Review: 'Hands on a Hardbody' - amNY
One of the simplest, purest ways to create a drama is to expose a competition or game where various individuals are all motivated to win - preferably at any cost.... The musical, which has an underwhelming but heartfelt country-rock score by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green and a penetrating book by Pulitzer-winning playwright Doug Wright, creates an environment where nearly all the participants are suffering economically and are in desperate need of a financial windfall. Neil Pepe's production is quite gripping - most impressive is how the actors manipulate the vehicle and perform dance choreography while their hands are still attached to it.

Personal stories and a shiny red paint job in 'Hardbody' - Chicago Tribune
The generally likable, small-scaled and well-meaning show...revolves around an endurance contest staged by a car dealer. Be the last person with your hands on the truck and you can take it home. Let go and you're road kill....The main problem with the piece (aside from some lyrics that feel forced and obvious) is that you probably could guess the casting breakdown without seeing the show.... The piece is not without interest and is quite enjoyable throughout: Trujillo has some zesty one-handed dance numbers, the actors bring a good deal of truth and, more important, the plotting feels far more original than the character types.


 

Hands on a Hardbody Broadway Cast



 

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by Walter McBride - April 13, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Jon Rua in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by Walter McBride - April 13, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Jacob Ming-Trent in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by BWW Special Coverage - April 13, 2013
HANDS ON A HARDBODY will play its final performance tonight, April 13, 2013, after playing 28 preview and 28 regular performances at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Hands on a Hardbody began previews on Saturday, February 23, 2013 and officially opened on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through HANDS ON A HARDBODY's journey from La Jolla to Broadway!
by Walter McBride - April 12, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by Walter McBride - April 12, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Dale Soules in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by Walter McBride - April 11, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Jay Armstrong Johnson in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by Walter McBride - April 11, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Keala Settle in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by BWW News Desk - April 8, 2013
HANDS ON A HARDBODY will play its final performance on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8pm after playing 28 preview and 28 regular performances at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). HANDS ON A HARDBODY began previews on Saturday, February 23, 2013 and officially opened on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
by Walter McBride - April 8, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Keith Carradine in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 8, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in this final video of the series, Hunter Foster discusses his real-life counterpart- Benny Perkins.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 5, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, Jacod Ming-Trent discusses his real-life counterpart- Ronald McCowan.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 4, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, Mary Gordon Murray discusses her real-life counterpart- Virginia Drew.
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2013
Don't miss the all-new, all-American musical that just drove onto Broadway, HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Inspired by true events, and infused with a 'fresh roots-rock vibe' (The New York Times), this is the hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American dream. If you haven't seen it yet, get your hands on a ticket today!
by Walter McBride - April 3, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Check out photos of Hunter Foster in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 3, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, Connie Ray discusses her real-life counterpart- Cindy Barnes.
by Michael Dale - April 3, 2013
'Don't make any judgments. / Let The Players play,' sing the characters of Hands On A Hardbody out to an audience sitting in seats priced at what might be the same amount as the weekly unemployment checks some of them are struggling to survive on.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 2, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, William Youmans discusses his real-life counterpart- Don Curtis.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 2, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, Dale Soules discusses her real-life counterpart- Janis Curtis.
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 31, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, Keith Carradine discusses his real-life counterpart- JD Drew.
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 30, 2013
The new American musical Hands on a Hardbody just celebrated opening night on March 21, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical tells the story of ten Texans with dreams of changing their lives by winning a truck. BroadwayWorld recently chatted with the show's stars about bringing the stories of real people to life on the Broadway stage, and in the video below, Keala Settle discusses her real-life counterpart- Norma Valverde.

Hands on a Hardbody Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Hands on a Hardbody have their been?
Hands on a Hardbody has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2013.

What Tony Awards has Hands on a Hardbody been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Trey Anastasio and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Amanda Green.

What other awards has Hands on a Hardbody been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Doug Wright, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Sergio Trujillo, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Amanda Green, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Don Hart, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Steve Canyon Kennedy, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Keala Settle.

What other awards has Hands on a Hardbody won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Doug Wright Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Sergio Trujillo Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Amanda Green Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Don Hart Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Steve Canyon Kennedy Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Keala Settle.

What productions of Hands on a Hardbody have their been?
Hands on a Hardbody has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2013.

What awards has Hands on a Hardbody been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Doug Wright, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Sergio Trujillo, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Amanda Green, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Don Hart, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Steve Canyon Kennedy, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Keala Settle.

What awards has Hands on a Hardbody won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Doug Wright Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Sergio Trujillo Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Amanda Green Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Trey Anastasio Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Don Hart Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Steve Canyon Kennedy Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Keala Settle.