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Jim Wann

Birth Place: Chattan0oga, TN

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Jim Wann BIO

Jim Wann, from Chattanooga, TN, is a Singer/Guitarist, concert performer, and composer/lyricist/theatre artist. His shows and recordings combine a Southern Roots sensibility with an affinity for original storytelling that places acoustic musicians in the spotlight. Jim’s collaborations include the Tony-nominated (Best Musical) Pump Boys And Dinettes (…), due back in New York in Summer 2014, and the ever-evolving King Mackerel (…), often performed to benefit environmental organizations. In concert, Jim enjoys giving Johnny Mercer classics, his own songs, and traditional tunes the acoustic treatment, allowing the lyrics to shine and telling an overall story in an evening of music.

Jim Wann STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1982
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[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
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[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1977
Performer

[College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1976
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Performer

Jim Wann Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book, Music, and Lyrics
 
[Regional (US), 1979]
Musical Director

Writing

Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter/Lyricist

Jim Wann Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1984 - Musical of the Year

Jim WannPump Boys And Dinettes

Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Music

Jim Wann & Cast, Pump Boys and Dinettes

Jim Wann News


Photos: First look at The Alcove Dinner Theatre and Bruce Jacklin & Company's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

A smash hit on and off-Broadway, this crowd-pleasing country-western musical features Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, from the Double Cupp Diner, singing and performing along with the talented boys from the gas station next door. Brimming with good humor, flirtation, and catchy songs that sound familiar even though they were written for the show, Pump Boys and Dinettes is a lighthearted musical with an emphasis on folksy comedy and romantic appeal. The original songs are mostly up tempo, with a few ballads sprinkled along the way to vary the pace and tone of the show. Performances are Feb 2 - Mar 2, 2024, at The Alcove Dinner Theatre, 116 South Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://tickets.alcoverestaurant.com/index.php/en/
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Set To Rock Stage West This May

Stage West continues its second full season of performances and special events with the toe-tapping musical revue, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. Six performances are planned May 4-6 & 10-12 at the West Fargo VFW. All shows begin at 7:30 pm each night.
PAPERBOY World Premiere Musical to Begin Performances This Week

Manhattan School of Music’s Musical Theatre Division will present the World Premiere of Paperboy, a new musical based on the award-winning novel by Vince Vawter.
Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre To Present World Premiere Of PAPERBOY

Manhattan School of Music's Musical Theatre Division will present the World Premiere of Paperboy, a new musical based on the award-winning novel by Vince Vawter.
BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at The Winter Park Playhouse

Somewhere on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna sits a little diner across from a service station where the pie is fresh, the beer is cold, and the gas is cheap (if that’s even possible these days). Such is the setting for the Off-Broadway hit musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. And in its latest production of this feel-good musical, The Winter Park Playhouse delivers a toe-tapping, knee slapping good time.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12

Special Offer - PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse May 13 -June 12
Cast Announced For PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Winter Park Playhouse

A new cast takes the stage for the Country Western toe-tappin' fun and side-splitting comedy of Pump Boys and Dinettes on The Winter Park Playhouse mainstage - May 13 through June 12, 2022. 
The Winter Park Playhouse to Present PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

Country Western toe-tappin' fun and side-splitting comedy will delight audiences when Broadway hit Pump Boys and Dinettes takes The Winter Park Playhouse mainstage May 13 through June 12, 2022. 
Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N.
BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre

After the long pandemic hiatus, Porchlight Music Theatre returns to in-person productions with a feel-good staging of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES. It’s clear that Artistic Director Michael Weber knew that audiences would be craving some classic, lighthearted musical theater sentiment after such a long time away. He was wise to program director Daryl Brooks’s production of this 1983 show as a welcome back.
Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.
Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For PUMP BOYS & DINETTES

One of the longest running shows in Chicago Theatre history, Pump Boys & Dinettes is a music theatre phenomenon filled with toe-tapping music on guitar, piano, bass and a kitchen utensil or two! This North Carolina dinette is your home off the highway and located just across the street from the filling station.
Edmund Bagnell Will Perform a Concert at Cotuit Center for the Arts

HE PLAYS THE VIOLIN stars Edmund Bagnell, 1st violinist and vocalist of the internationally acclaimed string quartet Well-Strung. Through stories and song, the evening celebrates all things music: from classical to standards, pop to broadway—and of course, with a good dose of fiddle thrown in.
Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its return to live performance with its 27th season that includes the 2021 – 2022 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway seasons. 
BWW Review: Appleford On PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

Welcoming guest contributor David Appleford to review The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES. Runs through August 23rd.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is Now Playing at The Phoenix Theatre Company

The cast for Pump Boys and Dinettes at The Phoenix Theatre Company includes Nick Moulton as Jackson, Cassie Chilton as Rhetta Cupp, Emily Mulligan-Ferry as Prudie Cupp, Cody Craven as Jim, Alex Crossland as Eddie and Alan Plado as L.M.
Melissa Errico and Edmund Bagnell Join Provincetown's Crown & Anchor 2021 Summer Lineup

Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show Happy Days Are Here Again, directed by and co-written with Michael Schiralli, to the Crown & Anchor’s P-Town lineup for a summer-long run this season from July 6 - August 31.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to TADA Theatre

TADA Productions, Inc. presents the musical Pump Boys and Dinettes opening at The TADA Theatre April 15 as part of TADA's 2021 Season: Entertaining Safely, Wisely and Enthusiastically.
KING MACKEREL & THE BLUES ARE RUNNING Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Streaming Event

The beloved and long-running musical stage show King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running: Songs & Stories of the Carolina Coast will celebrate its 35th anniversary this December. The original cast, dubbed The Coastal Cohorts and featuring Tybee local Jim Wann, Bland Simpson, and Don Dixon, will commemorate this anniversary with a streaming event.
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

Ocala Civic Theatre presents Pump Boys and Dinettes beginning tonight!

Jim Wann FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Jim Wann been in?

Jim Wann has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jim Wann been in?

Jim Wann has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Jim Wann been nominated for?

Jim Wann has been nominated for Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Pump Boys And Dinettes and Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for Pump Boys and Dinettes.

How many shows has Jim Wann written?

Jim Wann has written 5 shows including Diamond Studs (Composer/Lyricist), Smooch (Composer), Hot Grog (Composer/Lyricist), Gold Dust (Composer/Lyricist), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Composer/Lyricist).

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