La Jolla Playhouse’s ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ Will Transfer to Broadway

It was just announced that the La Jolla Playhouse Production of new musical Hands on a Hardbody will transfer to Broadway in the 2012-2013 season.

The show is currently running at the La Jolla Playhouse until June 17th and stars Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster, and Connie Ray. There’s no word on whether this cast will move with the production.

Inspired by true events and based on S.R. Bindler and Kevin Morris’ acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, the musical is about ten hard-luck Texans and 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.”

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 and is directed by Neil Pepe (Broadway’s Speed-The-Plow) with musical staging by Benjamin Millepied (Black Swan).

Theater, dates, casting, and ticket information for the Broadway production will be announced shortly.


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