"Hands on a Hardbody," the new musical that debuted earlier this year at the La Jolla Playhouse, has set a March opening on Broadway. The folksy production, about a group of people competing to win a new truck, is set to officially open at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on March 21.
The Brooks Atkinson is currently home to another show associated with the La Jolla company --
"Hands" is based on the 1997 documentary film about an endurance competition in Texas to win a hardbody truck. The musical features songs by "
The La Jolla production was directed by Neil Pepe and was choreographed by Benjamin Millepied. In September, organizers announced that Millepied was leaving the musical due to scheduling, and would be replaced by
"Hands" was commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, where it debuted in May. The book of the musical is by award-winning playwright Doug Wright.