Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine and the cast of Hands on a Hardbody are taking their hands off the truck and driving into the sunset. The new musical will play its final performance on April 13, having played 28 previews and 28 regular performances at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre at the time of closing.
Featuring music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, lyrics by Green, a book by Doug Wright and directed by Neil Pepe, Hands on a Hardbody officially opened on March 21. In addition to Foster and Carradine, the production stars 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.
Based on the documentary of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of 10 contestants who compete to win a fully loaded pick-up truck—the last person to take his or her hand off the truck wins it. For one lucky contestant, the competition could mean winning a piece of the American dream.
Hands on 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.