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Original Off-Broadway Production, 1987


Broadway Transfer, 1982

L. M.

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981


Mark Hardwick Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book, Music, and Lyrics
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Music Arranger
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Music Arranger
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1974]



Mark Hardwick Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1984 - Musical of the Year

Mark HardwickPump Boys And Dinettes

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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:

Theater For the New City's Street Theater LIFE ON THE THIRD RAIL, Will Tour All 5 Boroughs

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 2023 annual tour Saturday, August 5 with 'Life on the Third Rail, or A Subway Delay to the Future,' a rip-roaring original musical which tells a story in which a violent hurricane floods the subways, sending a heroic subway crew into a new world.

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.

Review: Presented in the Perfect Setting, Studio Tenn's SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN Will Revive Your Spirit

It was in Fall 1995 that I first was introduced to the gospel singing Sanders Family of “up near Siler City, North Carolina,” in a production of Smoke on the Mountain at Nashville's venerable Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. In 2023, the family returns again, as if by magic or perhaps accompanied by flights of angels, in a warmly nostalgic, sweetly sentimental and altogether lovely production from Studio Tenn -- playing through April 2 -- at the historic sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Franklin, which stands in quite nicely for the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, on a Saturday night in 1938.

Hand Clapping, Heart Pumping, Soul Singing: MSMT & Portland Stage Present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Hand Clapping, Heart Pumping, Soul Singing: MSMT & Portland Stage Present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces 70th Anniversary Season

 Virginia Repertory Theatre announces its 70th Anniversary Season with a robust roster of dramatic and comedic plays and musicals for the Signature Season at the November Theatre and the Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.

TEACHER! TEACHER! OR PS I LOVE YOU to be Presented by Theater for the New City in August

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 2022 annual tour Saturday, August 6 with 'Teacher! Teacher! or PS I Love You,' a rip-roaring original musical which tells the story of a struggling teacher in an underserved neighborhood who puts her life on the line for her kids.

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.

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. 


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.


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.

Artisan Center Theater Announces Auditions For SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Artisan Center Theater has announced auditions for SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, conceived by Alan Bailey, featuring book by Connie Ray, with musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick.


Mark Hardwick has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Mark Hardwick has not appeared in the West End.

Mark Hardwick has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for his work in "Pump Boys And Dinettes." Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "Pump Boys and Dinettes." These nominations highlight his talent and contributions to the theater industry.

Mark Hardwick has written 6 shows including Pump Boys and Dinettes (Composer/Lyricist), Man of Wax (Composer), Homecoming (Composer), Oil City Symphony (Composer), Oil City Symphony (Author), Radio Gals (Bookwriter).

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