Phish front man Trey Anastasio has never hidden his love for musical theater that dates back to his childhood, when his mother would take the New Jersey native and his sister into the Big Apple regularly to see Broadway shows. Anastasio will see a dream of his come true during Broadway’s 2012-2013 season as Hands On A Hardbody – a musical featuring music co-written by Trey and Amanda Green – will bow on The Great White Way according to reports.
Hands On A Hardbody is currently in the middle of a run at the La Jolla Playhouse that is scheduled through June 17. More details on the musical’s Broadway run, including the theater, casting and performance dates will be announced soon.
Also of note, an article about Hands On A Hardbody from BroadwayWorld.com mentions that Trey’s forthcoming solo album is due “this fall.” Recording sessions for the album took place late last year and early this year at producer Peter Katis’s Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Members of The National, Mates of State, yMusic and Anastasio’s solo band were part of those sessions.
[Hat Tip – @rphish]