Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!

Paper Mill Playhouse's spring musical, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, begins tonight, featuring James Barry (Jim),Gabe Bowling (Jackson), Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress (Rhetta) and Sam Weber(Eddie). PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through May 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below!

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES premiered off Broadway in 1981 and moved to Broadway in 1982 where it garnered Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Musical. After the musical's successful Broadway run, it transferred to London's West End. PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES had a record-breaking five year run at Chicago's Apollo Theater. Most recently, the show was revived at New York City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series.

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is a musical full of joy‚ a little bit of heartbreak‚ and lots of hilarity. This visionary tribute to life by the roadside takes place on North Carolina's Highway 57. Somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna stands a rest stop. The four hardworking fellas at the gas station have been known to do some auto repairs‚ but only when aided by some great tunes and a few beers. Next door there's the Double Cupp Diner‚ where the Cupp sisters offer up their famous home cooking and gift for song. This musical is a celebration of life‚ love‚ Dolly Parton‚ and catfish!

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Pump Boys and Dinettes Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Jason Ostrowski, Gabe Bowling, Julie Foldesi, James Barry, Alysha Umphress and Sam Weber

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
James Barry, Alysha Umphress and Sam Weber

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Julie Foldesi and Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Stephen Hoebee-Elardo and Anthony Serratore

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Joann M. Hunter (Choreographer) and Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Joann M. Hunter and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Joann M. Hunter and Brian Ronan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Steel Burkhardt, Lindsay Moore, Joann M. Hunter and Brian Ronan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Larry Elardo, Ashley Hoebee-Elardo, Stephen Hoebee-Elardo and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
David Thompson and Susan Stroman

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
David Thompson, Susan Stroman and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Debra Monk (Author) and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Jason Ostrowski

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Jason Ostrowski

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
John Foley (Director, Music Director and Author)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
John Foley

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Debra Monk and John Foley

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Debra Monk, John Foley and Cass Morgan (Author)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Mark S. Hoebee, Debra Monk, John Foley and Cass Morgan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
James Barry

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
James Barry

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Brian Falduto and guest

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Julie Foldesi and Michael Croiter

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Julie Foldesi and Michael Croiter

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Sam Weber

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Sam Weber

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Cody Williams and Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Cody Williams and Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Thane Myles and Todd Schmidt (Managing Director)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Gabe Bowling ad Michelle Vezilj

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Gabe Bowling and Michelle Vezilj

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Gabe Bowling, James Barry, Jason Ostrowski and Sam Weber

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Gabe Bowling, James Barry, Jason Ostrowski and Sam Weber

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Gabe Bowling, James Barry, Jason Ostrowski, Julie Foldesi, Sam Weber and Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Julie Foldesi and Alysha Umphress

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
Julie Foldesi and Alysha Umphress



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