Trey Anastasio Musical To Hit Broadway In March
Hands on a Hardbody, a musical with music by Trey Anastasio, will open at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 21, 2013. Previews are set to begin on February 23, 2013. The production first premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse at the University of California, San Diego on May 12 of this year. The musical, starring Keith Carradine, is inspired by true events and based on a 1997 documentary of the same name. Ticket information will be announced shortly.
The Broadway production will feature the full cast from the La Jolla Playhouse engagement: Keith Carradine (Tony Award® nominee, The Will Rogers Follies), Allison Case (Hair), Hunter Foster (Tony Award® nominee, Little Shop of Horrors), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Catch Me If You Can), David Larsen (American Idiot), Jacob Ming-Trent (Shrek The Musical), Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Tales of the City), Mary Gordon Murray (Into The Woods), Jim Newman (Curtains), Connie Ray (Next Fall), Jon Rua (In The Heights), Keala Settle (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Dale Soules (Hair), Scott Wakefield (Ring of Fire), and William Youmans (Wicked).
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), music by Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Amanda Green, direction by Neil Pepe (Broadway’s Speed-The-Plow), and musical staging by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys). The world premiere production of Hands On A Hardbody opened Saturday, May 12, 2012 at La Jolla Playhouse and played a limited engagement there through Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Click here for site editor Dean Budnick’s interview with Amanda Green on working with Trey Anastasio on the project.