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For ten hard-luck Texans, 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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Apr. 13, 2013.

About the Show

Previews: Feb 23, 2013 • Opening: Mar 21, 2013 • Closing: Apr 13, 2013

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Story

What Is the Story of Hands on a Hardbody?
Set on a sweltering Nissan car lot, Hands on a Hardbody tells the story of 10 working-class Texans who would do anything to win a new pick-up truck. Based on a real contest in Longview, Texas, the musical's competitors must stand in the sun for days on end with their hands on the truck—and the last person standing is the winner. We’re introduced to Kelli Mangrum, a dreamer who wants to sell the truck to move to L.A.; J.D. Drew, the oldest contestant; Norma Valverde, who relies on her faith in God to make it through the competition; and Benny Perkins, who has already won the contest once before, and more. As the battle for the truck continues for days, Hands on a Hardbody is an uplifting musical about fighting for a piece of the American dream.

Broadway Musicals Comedy

"‘Hands on a Hardbody,’ a seemingly far-fetched stage show based on a documentary that features songs co-written by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, stars a modified Aztec red Nissan. By the end of the show, you'll swear that truck can dance."

Associated Press

Mark Kennedy

"The unpretentious integrity of the material, the straight-up presentation of the characters and the likable cast encourage you to root for them, yielding many affecting moments."

Hollywood Reporter

David Rooney

Venue

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Headsets for sound augmentation and personal induction loop devices are available at the theater, free of charge.
Wheelchair Access
Theater is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.
Elevators and Escalators
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