325x415Most Phish fans are well aware of a new-to-Broadway musical called Hands on a Hardbody, one of Trey Anastasio’s numerous side-projects since the band formed in 1983. Turns out some of the music that Phish fans were hearing at soundchecks in 2009 and 2010 (“Burn that Bridge”) was co-written with new friend Amanda Green for an upcoming play. Those with some appreciation for the theatre in NY are going to get a chance to see and hear the music in action on Broadway, starting March 21st!

We’re excited to see the fan reaction once the musical debuts, and we’re very excited to giveaway a voucher for a pair of tickets to the show. To ENTER for a chance to win, drop a comment on this post and tell us what you’d ask or tell Trey Anastasio if you had just one chance. Update: we’ve chosen a winner! Thanks to everyone for dropping some comments!

Here’s the official release with all ticketing info:


TEN Contestants. FOUR Days. ONE Truck.

A new musical about holding onto a dream…and not letting go.

For ten hard-luck 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. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

Inspired by true events, this new musical features a book by DOUG WRIGHT (Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife), lyrics by AMANDA GREEN (Bring It On: The Musical), and music by Trey Anastasio (Phish) and Amanda Green. Directed by Neil Pepe (Speed-The-Plow) with musical staging by SERGIO TRUJILLO (Jersey Boys, Memphis), it is based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by KEVIN MORRIS and Bindler.

Website: http://www.handsonahardbody.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardbodyMusical
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HardbodyMusical
Instagram: http://instagram.com/hardbodymusical
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HardbodyMusical

LMB ProTip: A limited amount of $32 rush tickets are available for every performance. These rush tickets are cash only and can only be bought at the box office, beginning at 10 AM on the day of the performance with a limit of two per person.

  • When is Phish coming back to Portland, OR?

  • I would tell Trey thanks!

  • I would tell Trey that Phish music changed my life, that going to shows is my “happy place” and that their music affects me in a way that I have a hard time articulating (in a good way!). And, that I am super excited to that he is crossing over into theater!

  • Wendy Wallach

    I would ask how hard it was to write for a broadway show vs writing for a stage show?

    • Wendy Wallach

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  • Do your kids love Phish’s music or is it more like “that’s my dad’s job?”

  • simpledave

    I would tell him that being a longtime phan of more than 200 shows, the greatest thing I ever saw from Trey was the you tube clip of him and the Vermont Youth Orchestra. How the kids were being the teacher and Trey was the student. It was a great side of Trey that you never get to see.

  • PG

    Trey, as a kid who’s mother had him singing along to every note of A Chorus Line as a kid, I’m proud to see you move into the world of musicals. Any hope of doing anything interesting with Gamehendge someday?

  • marcia cheney

    I would say … Thank you so much for the music and for caring for your fans as much as we care for you!

  • Todd

    I would simply say “Thank You!!!”

  • I saw the first preview and LOVED it! I would Trey how excited I am for a new musical with very cool music to make its way to Broadway!

  • Brad m

    I would tell him his music changes lives and shaped mine!

  • Erin

    I’d ask him why he sent my monkey on the train.

  • Kate Riley

    I would say thanks and that the music of phish has brought me so much happiness, new friends, and a lack of self-consciousness…plus, please always whistle during Reba! ;-)

  • Steve

    I’d ask when there would be a concert in the NYC area again.

  • adam icculus

    What makes you happiest today? (Phish, TAB, symphony, or Broadway)

  • P Kim

    I would thank Trey for all the great music throughout the years.

  • Kristen McGovern

    I would thank Trey for the music and ask when they’re going to tour near NYC again!

  • Brian

    I’d tell him thank you very much and I love his music!!

  • Dina Bianchi

    I am in awe of Trey’s musical brilliance. Love Phish-TAB-Philharmonic-Broadway Musical. Keep on challenging yourself to evolve as an artist. You are my favorite artist of all time!

  • Sydney Allen

    I would thank him and ask if Phish will ever play Gamehendge fully in concert since it is so often the rumor around big shows at tour time!