PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Goes On Sale for MasterCard Members Today
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.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will begin previews at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 with the opening night scheduled for Monday, April 8th. This new production of the Tony-nominated hit musical will include direction and musical staging by Tony Award winner John Doyle and will star Bo Bice ("American Idol" fourth season icon), Alexander Gemignani (The People in the Picture, Sunday in the Park with George), Erik Hayden (Million Dollar Quartet, I'm Getting My Act Together...), Justin Hosek (Broadway debut, member of the country band The Ranchhands), Jane Pfitsch (Company, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and Leenya Rideout (Warhorse, Company), all of whom will also provide the show's musical accompaniment on instruments including guitar, piano, bass, fiddle, accordion, harmonica...and yes, even kitchen utensils.
Conceived and written by the original company, John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Tony Award-winner Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, this new production of Pump Boys and Dinettes, John Doyle's 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.