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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!"

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTESReview Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Review Roundups - July 17, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, stars Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys and Dinettes began performances last night, July 16. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster, Katie Thompson, Mamie Parris & More in Encores! PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES!Photo Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster, Katie Thompson, Mamie Parris & More in Encores! PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES!
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, stars Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys, and begins performances tonight, July 16. Continuing through July 19, the production is directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is theEncores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Katie Thompson and More Star in Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Beginning TonightHunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Katie Thompson and More Star in Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 16, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, stars Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys, running today, July 16, through the 19th, is directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of Encores! PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES; Plus Performance Preview!BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of Encores! PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES; Plus Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 9, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, will star Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff, with Austin Moorhead on guitar. Pump Boys, running July 16 - 19, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director. The company of Pump Boys and Dinettes met the press today, and BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the cast, plus a sneak peek at two numbers from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES - Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Katie Thompson & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES - Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Katie Thompson & More!
by BWW News Desk - July 9, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, will star Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff, with Austin Moorhead on guitar. Pump Boys, running July 16 - 19, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Breaking News: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Postpones Broadway ProductionBreaking News: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Postpones Broadway Production
by 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 DINETTESTickets Now On Sale for PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by 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 TodayPUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Goes On Sale for MasterCard Members Today
by 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 8Bo Bice, Alexander Gemignani and More Will Lead PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, Opening April 8
by 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. (more...)

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Coming Back to Broadway in Spring 2013!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...)