Hands on a Hardbody (Broadway, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 2013) | Playbill

Hands on a Hardbody



For 10 hardluck 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. Inspired by true events and infused with a “fresh roots-rock vibe,” this is the hilarious, hard-fought contest where only one winner can drive away with the American dream.

Featuring a catchy combination of blues, rock and roll, and country songs, this musical is a peek into the lives of everyday, ordinary Americans struggling to survive against the backdrop of a broken and beaten working middle class. Based on the 1997 documentary film of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody garnered three Tony Award nominations and features a brilliant score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio (front man for the band Phish), along with a masterful story by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Grey Gardens).

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Astaire Awards
2013 Outstanding Choreographer in a Broadway Show Nominee
Drama Desk Award
2013 Outstanding Musical Nominee
2013 Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical Winner
2013 Outstanding Book of a Musical Nominee
2013 Outstanding Orchestrations Nominee
2013 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
2013 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
2013 Outstanding Choreography Nominee
2013 Outstanding Music Nominee
2013 Outstanding Lyrics Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2013 Outstanding New Score Nominee
2013 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
2013 Outstanding New Broadway Musical Nominee
Theatre World Awards
2013 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
2013 Best Original Score Nominee
2013 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee
2013 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee


(as of Apr 14, 2013) Total Current Gross: $1,597,428.00 Highest Weekly Gross: $321,043.00 (Week Ending Mar 31, 2013)   Average Ticket Price: $40.41 Average % Capacity: 74.34%


Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Apr 14, 2013 46 $219,352.00 $1,071,968.00 -$20,688.00 $41.19 $197.00 5,326 1,039 8 0 64.08% 5.38%
Apr 7, 2013 45 $240,040.00 $1,071,968.00 -$81,003.00 $49.20 $197.00 4,879 1,039 8 0 58.70% -22.70%
Mar 31, 2013 44 $321,043.00 $1,071,968.00 $109,960.00 $47.45 $197.00 6,766 1,039 8 0 81.40% 4.22%
Mar 24, 2013 43 $211,083.00 $937,972.00 $14,932.00 $32.90 $197.00 6,415 1,039 4 4 77.18% 8.46%

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