A First Look at Broadway's Hands On a Hardbody
The Brooks Atkinson Theatre opened Feb. 23 as the Broadway garage of Hands On a Hardbody, the new musical about a gaggle of American dreamers engaged in an endurance contest to win a pickup truck. Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster and Mary Gordon Murray are among the players. Read the Playbill.com story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.