Rev that engine! Hands on a Hardbody begins performances on February 23 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night for the new musical, which stars Hunter Foster and Keith Carradine, is scheduled for March 21.
The show tells the story of 10 down-on-their-luck people who enter an intense competition to win a brand new truck. Under the blazing hot sun, these contestants must keep at least one hand on the vehicle at all times in order to win it. Hands on a Hardbody is based on the 1997 documentary of the same name.
In addition to Foster and Carradine, the cast features Allison Case, Jay Armstrong Johnson, David Larsen, Jacob Ming-Trent, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Mary Gordon Murray, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua, Keala Settle, Dale Soules, Scott Wakefield and William Youmans.
Featuring music by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and Amanada Green and a book by Doug Wright, the musical is directed by Neil Pepe. Hands of a Hardbody features choreography by Sergio Trujillo, set design by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy.
Meet the show's contestants in the video below!