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Weekly Wrap Up – May 11, 2012 - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Weekly Wrap Up – May 11, 2012

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  • Hands on a Hardbody was featured on NPR this week! Listen to the station’s interview with the show’s creative team here.
  • San Diego loves Hands on a Hardbody! Find out what audiences had to say about our new American musical in this exclusive video.
  • The Hands on a Hardbody cast knocked it out of the park when they sang the national anthem at the Padres game. Plus, co-composer and Phish front man Trey Anastasio threw out the first pitch. Check out the photos here.
  • Over on Twitter, we asked a few of the Hands on a Hardbody cast members to tell us about their first cars. Find out what they drove here. Plus enter to win tickets by telling us about your first ride.
  • We’re thrilled to welcome the cast of Blood and Gifts to La Jolla Playhouse! Click here to check out photos from their first rehearsal this week.
  • This week An Iliad (which opens at the Playhouse in August) and Tonya Pinkins from Milk Like Sugar both won Lucille Lortel Awards. Plus Josh Young from Jesus Christ Superstar and Jeremy Jordan from Bonnie and Clyde both received Theatre World Awards.
  • The new musical Chaplin, which opened here at the Playhouse as Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, is heading to Broadway in August. Get the details from Playbill.
  • Who’s hungry? Tonight we’re bringing the Hands on a Hardbody truck down to Food Fest Friday in La Mesa. Come grab dinner from a few of San Diego’s hottest food trucks, plus spin our prize wheel! Details here from San Diego Food Trucks.

Co-composer Amanda Green with the HANDS ON A HARDBODY company during a sound check at Petco Park. Photo courtesy of Jay A. Johnson