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This new production of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, John Doyle's visionary tribute to life by the roadside, takes place on Highway 57. Somewhere in America's heartland, between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina, stands a rest stop, for those who need a good rest. The four hard-working fellas at the gas station, Jim, Jackson, Eddie and L.M., have been known to do some auto repairs, but only when aided by ample quantities of time, great tunes and a few beers while they're at it. Just a few feet away, there's also a roadside eatery, the Double Cupp Diner, where the Cupp sisters, Prudie and Rhetta, celebrate their famous home cooking and gift for song with the same zeal they bring to their kinship with the boys. With joy, heartbreak and hilarity, these Pump Boys and Dinettes also play a stunning variety of musical instruments including guitar, piano, bass, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, harmonica…and yes, even kitchen utensils.
An exuberant mixture of heartland-pop concert and musical theatre, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES premiered at the Chelsea West Side Arts Theatre on July 10, 1981, transferring to the Colonnades Theatre in October of that year. The production became a sensation, immediately plugging into the zeitgeist and galvanizing audiences with soul-grabbing hits like 'Be Good or Be Gone', 'Pump Boys' and 'Vacation.' The success of the Off-Broadway production led PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES to open on Broadway at the Princess Theatre on February 4, 1982, where it went on to play 573 performances and was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical. The New York Times called the show, "Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn't merely celebrate the value of friendship and life's simple pleasures, it embodies them," while Newsweek called the show "Totally delightful," and the New York Post, "Such fun!"
Breaking News: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Postpones Broadway Productionby BWW News Desk - February 8, 2013
Producers Abby Lee, David B. Brode, Lee Seymour, Alec Seymour, Suzanne & Michael H. Moskow and Executive Producer Tom Viertel announced today that the new Broadway production of Pump Boys and Dinettes has postponed its Broadway opening. (more...)
Tickets Now On Sale for PUMP BOYS AND DINETTESby BWW News Desk - January 14, 2013
Tickets for Pump Boys and Dinettes on Broadway are now on sale via Telecharge. (more...)
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Goes On Sale for MasterCard Members Todayby BWW News Desk - December 26, 2012
Pump Boys and Dinettes announced today that an exclusive presale offer will be extended through MasterCard Priceless New York prior to availability to the general public. Tickets will be available exclusively to MasterCard card holders beginning Wednesday, December 26, 2012, through Tuesday, January 8, 2013. This presale will be followed by a Gilt City presale from January 9-13, 2013, for MasterCard cardholders only. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 14, 2013. (more...)
Bo Bice, Alexander Gemignani and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Opening April 8by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2012
Bo Bice, the singer best known for his appearances on AMERICAN IDOL, is set to make his Broadway debut in Pump Boys and Dinettes, reports The New York Times today.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Coming Back to Broadway in Spring 2013!by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2012
Abby Lee, David B. Brode and Executive Producer Tom Viertel just announced that the hit 1982 Tony nominated Best Musical Pump Boys and Dinettes will return to Broadway this spring at a theatre to be announced. Conceived and written by the original company, John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Tony Award winner Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, Pump Boys and Dinettes will be presented in a new production with direction and musical staging by Tony Award winner John Doyle. (more...)
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