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Sean P. Means
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Keala Settle (center front) and Keith Carradine (far right) received Tony nominations for their roles in the Broadway musical "Hands on a Hardbody." (AP Photo/The Hartman Group, Chad Batka, File)
Broadway musical (co-starring SUU alumna) closing Saturday

Oh, Broadway fame can be fleeting.

Last week, The Cricket reported on Keala Settle, a Southern Utah University alumna who’s getting positive reviews for her performance in "Hands on a Hardbody," a musical that opened on Broadway on March 21.

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Alas, the kudos will be short-lived. The Hollywood Reporter wrote today that the musical (with music written by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and lyricist Amanda Green) will close with this Saturday’s performance.

The show (based on a 1997 documentary) tells the stories of disparate people brought together by their ambition to win an endurance contest -- which has them keeping their hands on a pick-up truck, until the last person is standing.



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