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Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by Rob 2012-12-11 11:49:22





Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by JoeKv99 2012-12-11 11:51:44


Huh. I can actually see that.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by somethingwicked 2012-12-11 11:53:32


This will run for approximately two seconds.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by Wynbish 2012-12-11 12:00:35


Et tu, Alex? How does one go from Valjean to Pump Boy?

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-12-11 12:03:04


Ugh. I find absolutely NOTHING appealing about Gemignani.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by luvtheEmcee 2012-12-11 12:03:54


Okay then.

Whatever. I'm gonna see it. Like anyone doubted that.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by ACL2006 2012-12-11 12:04:38


Sweeney Todd & Company didn't have success with the actor/musican concept, why do it again with a show that nobody knows.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by luvtheEmcee 2012-12-11 12:12:58


Maybe since the characters are actually musicians in this show, there will be less of that "Oh my God, CONCEPT!" backlash and it'll appeal to a broader crowd? (Certainly at least a different audience than the limited number of Sondheim-seekers - the latter, you know, adding up to the fact that Sondheim shows are rarely commercially successful, instruments or not.) Because you can't exactly say that musicians playing instruments isn't a logical thing.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-12-11 12:23:02


I'm just wondering what sort of touches one brings to make PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES 'visionary.' It just sort of is what it is...which can be a great deal of fun.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by newintown 2012-12-11 12:30:31


It can be a fun show, but after seeing it done everywhere (and well) back in the 80s, I'll gladly miss this incarnation. It's not a show that improves with repeated viewing.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by luvtheEmcee 2012-12-11 12:50:03


I'm just wondering what sort of touches one brings to make PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES 'visionary.'

I don't know the show, but it seems like probably not much. Still, it'll be nice to see Doyle do something different. There's a certain irreverence that I've seen peeking through in some of his work that might really get to shine here.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by iluvtheatertrash 2012-12-11 15:17:59


But Leenya Rideout is a tremendous talent. As are Jane and Alexander! I'm suddenly very excited.

I've heard through the grapevine that Bo gave one helluva audition.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by Scottsacto 2012-12-11 23:39:05


Someone that knows about this show-----Can/Will they use the Circle Stage or Do a Thrust Stage for this?

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by americanboy99 2012-12-11 23:59:35


Actually really excited for this! I agree with the previous mention of Doyle's irreverence and knack for sly comedy that peeked through in his earlier work that I've seen. Hopefully he'll get the chance to let some of that really shine through here.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-12-12 00:04:26


I thought Doyle's Sweeney Todd made money by the time they closed? How is that not successful?

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-12-12 00:49:21


The male characters always played their own instruments, the women played the spoons and plates, so it's not a Doyle concept thing and there's not much shading or interpretation to play with. You have to capture a homespun, diner, gas station charm.

The Circle is a good choice, the thrust could make a great Diner set in the right hands. Maybe they can serve scrambled eggs and bacon to the audience as they sing.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by RippedMan 2012-12-12 01:07:23


With the environmental staging, I'm going to guess they're going to go for a super realistic approach.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by luvtheEmcee 2012-12-12 10:20:50


I thought Doyle's Sweeney Todd made money by the time they closed? How is that not successful?

Because it was TERRIBLE AND STUPID AND RUINED EVERYTHING.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by ACL2006 2012-12-12 11:47:10


Neither Sweeney Todd or Company recouped by the end of their runs.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by rnoodge 2012-12-12 12:19:12


For some reason this smells a lot like last years Godspell revival.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by broadwaydevil 2012-12-12 13:18:49


Neither Sweeney Todd or Company recouped by the end of their runs.

Not true.
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/98593-A-Killing-New-Sweeney-Todd-Revival-Recoups-on-Broadway

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-12-12 13:29:09


I knew it!

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by Mister Matt 2012-12-12 20:23:25


I adore this show and would love to see it again. Great songs with some wonderful opportunities for comedy and some really pretty poignant ballads. The original was so special because it was performed by its creators, but I saw a small regional production that was quite wonderful. It all boils down to the specific talents of the cast and how their talents are utilized. It is not an easy show to pull off, but without the need for handheld mikes, there is more room for creative choreography. Vacation and No Holds Barred were absolutely joyous when I saw it.

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by Taryn 2013-01-11 13:34:05


Well, the artwork's up and it looks pretty nice. http://pumpboysonbroadway.com/

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by metropolis10111 2013-01-11 13:40:38


Gross this is just ...zzzzzzzzzz......


Opps sorry fell asleep. I can't even stay awake to post on the show let alone see it

Bo Bice and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
Posted by PalJoey 2013-01-11 14:01:10


I need a vacation like nobody's bizniss.