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La Jolla Playhouse Gets Carradine’s Hands on its “Hardbody”

Keith Carradine has become, in the last decade or so, one of those resolute character actor types that always fundamentally play themselves, but it doesn’t really matter because you really, really like the person they’re playing. For slightly better illustration, just look up any episode of Dexter that Carradine’s in. His appearances return gravity to a show sorely lacking in it of late (and now there’s been a twist reveal that should stick the knife in the show’s watchability once and for all.) Point is, Keith Carradine’s kind of a national treasure now, and the La Jolla Playhouse has landed the man for its upcoming musical Hands on a Hardbody, and yes it’s based on the 1999 film of the same name. Music’s by Trey Anastasio from Phish; book’s by Doug Wright, who wrote I Am My Own Wife. The La Jolla’s got something here, I think. Previews start April 27. (James Herbert, San Diego Union-Tribune)