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How Phish’s Trey Anastasio made it to Broadway

March 14, 2013 • Entertainment


CAPTION ADDITION TO TITLE FOR COMPOSER LYRICIST – In this Monday,March 11, 2013, photo, from left, playwright Doug Wright, composer-lyricist Amanda Green and Phish founder Trey Anastasio pose for a portrait in New York. The trio have teamed up to create the new Broadway musical “Hands on a Hardbody.” (AP Photo/John Carucci)

NEW YORK (AP) — To get his latest gig, Phish founder Trey Anastasio successfully wooed Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright over a plate of enchiladas.

The two men — joined by their mutual friend, the lyricist and composer Amanda Green — met for the first time over Mexican food at a Chelsea restaurant. They were there to discuss the possibility of taking a huge step together — turning the 1997 documentary “Hands on a Hardbody” into a stage musical.

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