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August 27, 2013

CD

Hands on a Hardbody (Ghostlight). The original-cast album of the poignant musical version of S.R. Bindler's 1998 documentary about a low-rent Texas endurance contest, adapted for the stage with uncanny cultural sensitivity by Trey Anastasio, Amanda Green, and Doug Wright. The show's New York run ended far too soon, but this CD will allow you to hear one of the best pop scores to hit Broadway in recent memory. For the record, I wrote the liner notes, which are adapted from my heartfelt Wall Street Journal review of the show (TT).

Posted August 27, 2013 12:22 PM

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