From Bring It On to Pippin, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2013

Show: Hands on a Hardbody
Theatre: Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Preview: Feb. 23, 2013

Opening: March 21, 2013
Closing: Open-ended

Creators: Book by Doug Wright. Music by Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio. Lyrics by Amanda Green.
Original Principal Cast: Keith Carradine as JD Drew, Allison Case as Kelli Mangrum, Hunter Foster as Benny Perkins, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Greg Wilhote, David Larsen as Chris Alvaro, Jacob Ming-Trent as Ronald McCowan, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone as Heather Stovall, Mary Gordon Murray as Virginia Drew, Jim Newman as Mike Ferris, Connie Ray as Cindy Barnes, Jon Rua as Jesus Pena, Keala Settle as Norma Valverde, Dale Soules as Janis Curtis, Scott Wakefield as Frank Nugent and William Youmans as Don Curtis/Dr. Stokes.

Synopsis: Here's how the producers bill the fact-inspired new American musical: "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. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands On a Hardbody, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream."

Check out photos from a Two-Show Day at Hardbody with Allison Case.

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