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Jane Lynch Freaks Out, Hunter Foster Goes on a Bender and More Lessons of the Week

Jane Lynch Freaks Out, Hunter Foster Goes on a Bender and More Lessons of the Week

Another week has come and gone on the Great White Way, and as always, we've scoured the recent crop of headlines to deliver the most important lessons we learned directly to you. The last seven days have been a roller-coaster ride of nonstop excitement. Read below to catch up on what you might have missed!


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Mermaids, Cowboys & Trey Anastasio?! Exclusive Video of the Harlem Shake, Hands on a Hardbody-Style

Mermaids, Cowboys & Trey Anastasio?! Exclusive Video of the Harlem Shake, Hands on a Hardbody-Style

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio leads the always-hilarious Hands on a Hardbody company in a crazy (and impressively costumed!) rendition of the Harlem Shake. Watch them get down, then see the cast go head-to-head at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre!

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Hunter Foster's Musical Summer of ‘42 on Tap For Bucks County Playhouse Summer Season

Hunter Foster's Musical Summer of ‘42 on Tap For Bucks County Playhouse Summer Season

Summer of ‘42, a musical featuring a book and lyrics by Hands on a Hardbody star Hunter Foster, will hit Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Playhouse this summer. Directed by Tony nominee Lonny Price and featuring music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum (Vanities), Summer of ‘42 will play from July 25 through August 11. Casting will be announced shortly.

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Scotch & Cuervo! Get in on the ‘Backstage Action’ of Hands on a Hardbody with Allison Case

Scotch & Cuervo! Get in on the ‘Backstage Action’ of Hands on a Hardbody with Allison Case

Hands on a Hardbody star Allison Case gives a tour of the "backstage action" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. From a performance by Keith Carradine to a Scotch club in Hunter Foster’s room, this cast knows how to have a good time!

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Liza, Sutton, God and Seven Other Reasons to See Hands on a Hardbody, Courtesy of Hunter Foster

Liza, Sutton, God and Seven Other Reasons to See Hands on a Hardbody, Courtesy of Hunter Foster

Hands on a Hardbody star Hunter Foster has been blowing up our Twitter feed all day with hilarious reasons to see his new musical. From a doctor’s recommendation to personal texts from Obama and the Almighty, it seems like everyone is talking about this heartwarming tuner (at least, according to Foster’s Twitter account). A little shameless self-promotion never hurt—plus, our ...

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Jump into the Driver’s Seat on Opening Night of Hands on a Hardbody, Starring Hunter Foster & Keith Carradine

Jump into the Driver’s Seat on Opening Night of Hands on a Hardbody, Starring Hunter Foster & Keith Carradine

The new musical Hands on a Hardbody cruised onto the Great White Way on March 21. Broadway.com got the opening night buzz from stars Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine, composers Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, and more!

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It’s a Wild Ride for the Cast of Hands on a Hardbody on Opening Night

It’s a Wild Ride for the Cast of Hands on a Hardbody on Opening Night
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Buckle up! Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine and the cast of Hands on a Hardbody brought a taste of the American dream to Broadway on March 21, when they took their first official bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Based on a real-life competition in Texas, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of ten down-on-their-luck contestants who enter a contest ...

Exclusive Video! Meet the Real-Life Hands on a Hardbody Contestants Who Inspired the Musical

Exclusive Video! Meet the Real-Life Hands on a Hardbody Contestants Who Inspired the Musical

Hands on a Hardbody officially cruised onto the Great White Way on March 21, and Broadway.com chatted with the real contestants the new musical is based on. Find out what they thought of stars Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine and more!

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Put Their Hands Together for the New Musical Hands on a Hardbody?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Put Their Hands Together for the New Musical Hands on a Hardbody?

Broadway.com Word of Mouth panelists Ruth, Travis and Brittany went to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre to catch the new musical Hands on a Hardbody, starring Keith Carradine and Hunter Foster. See if they enjoyed their wild ride!

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Composers Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green on the 'Soulful,’ All-American Tunes in Hands on a Hardbody

Composers Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green on the 'Soulful,’ All-American Tunes in Hands on a Hardbody

From gospel to rock, Hands on a Hardbody's score is packed with catchy songs. Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green chat about composing “Joy of the Lord," “Stronger" and more, with new clips from the show.

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Keep on Trucking! All-American Musical Hands on a Hardbody Opens on Broadway

Keep on Trucking! All-American Musical Hands on a Hardbody Opens on Broadway

Hands on a Hardbody is burning rubber on the Great White Way! The new, all-American musical opens on March 21 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, starring Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster and Allison Case. Directed by Neil Pepe, Hands on a Hardbody features music by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, lyrics by Green and a book by Doug Wright ...

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Feel the Joy of Hands on a Hardbody! Watch a Video First Look of the Uplifting New Musical

Feel the Joy of Hands on a Hardbody! Watch a Video First Look of the Uplifting New Musical

Hands on a Hardbody is speeding toward its opening night! Get a sneak peek of the new Broadway musical starring Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine, Allison Case, Jay Armstrong Johnson and more as contestants fighting to win a new pickup truck.

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Exclusive! Keith Carradine on Capturing the Real ‘Grit’ of the Hands on a Hardbody Competition

Exclusive! Keith Carradine on Capturing the Real ‘Grit’ of the Hands on a Hardbody Competition

Go behind the scenes with Hands on a Hardbody star Keith Carradine, who stars as contestant JD Drew in the high-stakes new musical. Hear the true story behind the intense endurance contest, then catch the show at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre!

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Squigs Captures the Cutthroat Contestants of Hands on a Hardbody, Starring Keith Carradine & Hunter Foster

Squigs Captures the Cutthroat Contestants of Hands on a Hardbody, Starring Keith Carradine & Hunter Foster

Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine, Allison Case and the talented cast of Hands on a Hardbody are vying for the piece of the American dream: a fully loaded red pickup truck! Directed by Neil Pepe and featuring lyrics by Amanda Green, music by Trey Anastasio and Green, and a book by Doug Wright, the musical tells the story of 10 hard-luck Texans ...

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Raising the Barre! Five Reasons Why Bunheads, Starring Sutton Foster, Should Be Renewed For Season Two

Raising the Barre! Five Reasons Why Bunheads, Starring Sutton Foster, Should Be Renewed For Season Two

Rumors have been flying that ABC Family’s ballet-centric series Bunheads, starring two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, has been renewed for a second season—but sadly, according to a representative for ABC Family, there is “no news” about a renewal just yet. While we’re waiting patiently for the (hopefully good) news, check out five reasons why we think the series should definitely ...

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Amanda Seyfried Has Wicked Needs, James Franco Never Slows Down and More Lessons of the Week

Amanda Seyfried Has Wicked Needs, James Franco Never Slows Down and More Lessons of the Week

As the lights come down on another busy week on Broadway, we’ve learned a ton of crazy new lessons from our favorite stars. From Amanda Seyfried needing years of voice lessons to Skylar Astin's big Broadway plans, check out all the nifty stuff we’ve learned in the last seven days.


Amanda Seyfried Has a Wicked Healthy Ego
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Exclusive! Hands on a Hardbody Choreographer Sergio Trujillo & Director Neil Pepe on ‘Learning to Dance With the Truck’

Exclusive! Hands on a Hardbody Choreographer Sergio Trujillo & Director Neil Pepe on ‘Learning to Dance With the Truck’

Hands on a Hardbody officially rolls into Broadway on March 21! Check out interviews with director Neil Pepe and choreographer Sergio Trujillo about their vision for the new musical, rehearsal footage and more in this exclusive video.

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Hands on a Hardbody's Real-Life Ride from Cutthroat Competition to Broadway Musical

Hands on a Hardbody's Real-Life Ride from Cutthroat Competition to Broadway Musical

A contest at an auto dealership isn’t typical fodder for a Broadway musical, but Hands on a Hardbody, a new rock-and-roll tuner by Trey Anastasio, Amanda Green and Doug Wright, has a truckload of heart. Find out the real-life story behind this new musical, and follow the journey of Hands on a Hardbody from a Texas car lot to the ...

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Hunter Foster on Sharing the Small Screen with Sutton & the Real-Life Story Behind Hands on a Hardbody

Hunter Foster on Sharing the Small Screen with Sutton & the Real-Life Story Behind Hands on a Hardbody

Tony nominee Hunter Foster has established himself as a leading man who follows his heart. His Broadway credits range from Les Misérables, Footloose, Million Dollar Quartet and Grease (alongside his Tony-winning sister Sutton Foster) to a breakout performance in Urinetown (as Bobby Strong), The Producers (succeeding Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom) and Little Shop of Horrors (a Tony-nominated turn as ...

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All Hands on Deck! Exclusive Photos of Hands on a Hardbody's Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine & More in Rehearsal

All Hands on Deck! Exclusive Photos of Hands on a Hardbody's Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine & More in Rehearsal
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For 10 Texans, the American dream is within arm's reach in the new musical Hands on a Hardbody, which begins previews on February 23 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Directed by Neil Pepe, featuring music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, lyrics by Green, and a book by Doug Wright, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of down-on-their luck ...

Meet the Contestants! See Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine & More in Exclusive Hands on a Hardbody Commercial

Meet the Contestants! See Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine & More in Exclusive Hands on a Hardbody Commercial

Get to know the contestants of Broadway’s Hands on a Hardbody in a brand new commercial starring Hunter Foster, Allison Case, Keith Carradine and more. See them at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning February 23!

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Broadway Stars Galore Support Martin Moran on Opening Night of All the Rage

Broadway Stars Galore Support Martin Moran on Opening Night of All the Rage
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Martin Moran (Spamalot, Titanic, Floyd Collins) is back off-Broadway with a new autobiographical solo show, All the Rage. Moran received an Obie Award and Drama Desk nomination for his last solo outing, the intensely personal The Tricky Part. In this new show, Moran explores how anger manifests itself in people who have been through personal trauma and shares witty recollections ...

Barre Hopping: Sutton Foster’s Big Brother Hunter Pays a Visit to Paradise on Bunheads

Barre Hopping: Sutton Foster’s Big Brother Hunter Pays a Visit to Paradise on Bunheads

On this week’s episode of Bunheads, dance teacher Michelle (played by two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster) has a very special visitor—her brother, Scotty (played by Foster’s real-life brother, fellow Broadway vet Hunter Foster...and yes, they sing together)! While Michelle and Scotty play the ukulele and reminisce, Melanie takes up roller derby to channel her anger, Ginny braces herself for ...

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Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway's Hands On A Hardbody, Starring Hunter Foster & Keith Carradine

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway's Hands On A Hardbody, Starring Hunter Foster & Keith Carradine

Let the contest begin! Tickets are now on sale for the new musical adaptation of Hands on a Hardbody, starring Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine, Jay Armstrong Johnson and more. Directed by Neil Pepe, the musical features music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, lyrics by Green and a book by Doug Wright. The production will begin previews February 23, with ...

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Watch Sutton & Hunter Foster Talk Bringing Their Sibling Bond to Bunheads

Watch Sutton & Hunter Foster Talk Bringing Their Sibling Bond to Bunheads

Sutton Foster’s real-life brother (and Tony nominee!) Hunter is joining the cast of ABC Family’s Bunheads on January 28, playing Michelle Simms’ visiting brother Scotty. While passing the time between scenes, the Fosters shared stories of the first time they ever worked together (hint: they rented a room from the “Master of the House”), sleeping on Sutton’s couch both ...

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