Blood Brothers: Gripping Musical Drama From Beechmont Players
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With a story by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and music co-written by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody makes its regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Based on an award-winning documentary film, this gripping new musical centers on an endurance competition that challenges 10 strangers to see who can keep his or her hand on a new pickup truck the longest. The winner gets the truck -- and a piece of the American Dream. After debuting to ecstatic reviews on Broadway last year (and earning three Tony nods), a brand new, "fully loaded" production of Hands On A Hardbody rolls in Cincinnati, directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Learn More
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“The most exciting thing to have happened to the English musical theatre for years.”—_Punch _
“A full bodied musical, a wonderful melodrama that is also a thoroughly modern ballad opera.”—_Wall Street Journal _
“There are so many good things to shout and sing about in this new musical.”—_Daily Mail _
“Deeply moving.”—_London Broadcasting _
“Totally beguiling.”—_City Limits _
Truly innovative theater—Blood Brothers, by the author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. Blood Brothers tells the story of a single mother who, in financial desparation, gives away one of her newborn sons and attempts to keep them from discovering one another’s true identity. Pressures of superstition, economics, and class collide in this award winning musical which has continually run on London’s West End for 23 years. This show is particularly timely after this year’s London riots…