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PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to TADA Theatre Photo PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to TADA Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021

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.

Tina Landau Reveals Revised Version of FLOYD COLLINS Coming Soon Photo Tina Landau Reveals Revised Version of FLOYD COLLINS Coming Soon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021

It was a glorious reunion last night on Stars in the House, as the original company of beloved 1996 musical Floyd Collins reunited. Book writer and director Tina Landau shared exciting news about the musical's future.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 3- with Patrick Cassidy,  Ian McKellen and Mo Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, March 3- with Patrick Cassidy, Ian McKellen and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2021

Today (March 3) in live streaming: Patrick Cassidy visits Backstage Live, a Floyd Collins Reunion on Stars in the House, and more!

VIDEO: Watch a FLOYD COLLINS Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch a FLOYD COLLINS Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with a FLOYD COLLINS Cast Reunion with Jason Danieley, Chris Innvar, Martin Moran, Theresa McCarthy, Cass Morgan, Jesse Lenat, Tina Landau, Adam Guettel.

Wake Up With BWW 3/3: Idina Menzel on RENT's 25th Anniversary and Legacy, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/3: Idina Menzel on RENT's 25th Anniversary and Legacy, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2021

Today's top stories: Idina Menzel talks RENT's 25th anniversary, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alan Cumming on Prodigal Son, Laura Osnes tries out the new Sound of Music Instagram filter, and more!

Ocala Civic Theatre Presents PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Photo Ocala Civic Theatre Presents PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

Ocala Civic Theatre presents Pump Boys and Dinettes beginning tonight!

New Musical LAUGH WHILE YOU CAN Comes to Torn Page This Weekend Photo New Musical LAUGH WHILE YOU CAN Comes to Torn Page This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

A studio presentation of a?oeLaugh While You Can,a?? a new musical by Celine Carroll and Fiona Looney directed by the internationally celebrated director Ray Yeates, will be seen as part of the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival in three performances this weekend.  Music direction is by veteran Broadway music director Jeffrey Saver.  

Rialto Chatter: Is a Revival of FLOYD COLLINS in the Works? Photo Rialto Chatter: Is a Revival of FLOYD COLLINS in the Works?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019

Is a revival of Floyd Collins in the works? We sure hope so! In response to a fan question on Twitter today, writer and director Tina Landau said that she is working on it.

BWW TV: Look Back at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY To Celebrate World Photo Day! Photo BWW TV: Look Back at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY To Celebrate World Photo Day!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2019

We're taking a look at the world inside a frame to celebrate World Photo Day with a look back at the Tony-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, which focused on Francesca Johnson's relationship with a National Geographic photographer when he arrives in Iowa. Get a peek inside the show's Broadway rehearsals as stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale perform the show's song 'One Second and a Million Miles' with the video below!

HELLO, DOLLY! Star Analisa Leaming Premieres Season Three of A BALANCING ACT Podcast  Photo HELLO, DOLLY! Star Analisa Leaming Premieres Season Three of A BALANCING ACT Podcast with Gavin Creel, Jessie Mueller and More as Guests
by Paul Smith - Apr 5, 2019

The world is full of wonderful things!  Analisa Leaming, currently Irene Molloy on the first national tour of Hello, Dolly! has released Season Three of A Balancing Act.

#TBT: BRIDGES Prepares to Bring Madison County To Broadway! Photo #TBT: BRIDGES Prepares to Bring Madison County To Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2019

This week, the beloved Jason Robert Brown musical The Bridges of Madison County celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Broadway opening at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's Broadway rehearsals with current Kiss Me Kate star Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, and more singing the lush Tony Award winning score! Check out all of the footage below!

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is Chock Full of Southern Charm, Song and Dance Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is Chock Full of Southern Charm, Song and Dance
by Frank Benge - Feb 12, 2019

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is a Tony nominated 1981 musical written by the performance group of the same name. The group, Pump Boys and Dinettes, consisted of John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. The members also jointly directed and starred in the original Broadway production. The show is basically a series of standalone songs rather than a conventional story tied together with music. The book for this musical is very thin and really only exists to get to the next song. Each song represents some element of small-town life: the sacredness of fishing, the fun of owning a pair of "Drinkin Shoes," and other assorted blue collar tales including growing up with with their grandma, whom they called Mamaw. The company tosses off 21 short-form songs with performances that harken back to simpler, more straight forward times with good natured knee-slapping, song, dance and humor. They shatter the fourth wall by talking directly to the audience and eventually coming right out into it and the end result is a refreshing blast from the past.

Winter Park Playhouse Announces 2019-20 Musicals; YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, PU Photo Winter Park Playhouse Announces 2019-20 Musicals; YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The Winter Park Playhouse continues to delight audiences with its new 2019-20 Series of professional Mainstage musicals.

Photo Coverage: Family, Friends, and the Broadway Community Celebrates the Life of Ma Photo Photo Coverage: Family, Friends, and the Broadway Community Celebrates the Life of Marin Mazzie
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2018

A celebration of the life and Broadway legacy of Marin Mazzie took place at the Gershwin Theatre yesterday, October 25th, for friends, family and the theatre community. There were performances and testimonials from loved ones, including her husband, Jason Danieley, to pay tribute to the three-time Tony Award nominee who passed away on September 13th after a three-year tenacious struggle with ovarian cancer.

NNPN Welcomes Silk Road Rising, Company One, And City Theatre Company To The Core Mem Photo NNPN Welcomes Silk Road Rising, Company One, And City Theatre Company To The Core Membership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

National New Play Network (NNPN), the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, has added three new Core Members: Silk Road Rising (Chicago), Company One (Boston), and City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh). As of the date of this release, NNPN has 114 Members Theaters, comprised of 32 Cores and 82 Associates.

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Will Win You Over Hook, Line, and Sinker Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Will Win You Over Hook, Line, and Sinker
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 25, 2018

One thing's for sure - country musicals are an awful lot of fun. There aren't very many of them and, if you can name one at all, it's most likely THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS or THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. But there is another rarely produced gem that is just as enjoyable - PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES - the fun-loving retro revue written by its original cast (John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann).

BWW Review: Original Cast of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Reunites at Feinstein's/54 Below  Photo BWW Review: Original Cast of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Reunites at Feinstein's/54 Below for Energetic Concert
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 24, 2018

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES was my first Broadway musical, so it not only holds a special place in my heart, but I still remember most of the lyrics. Running for 577 performances in 1982-83 and earning a Tony nomination for Best Musical, PUMP BOYS was 'the little show that could' with just six cast members and a small set. But the characters and songs captured many fans who came out to relive the experience at Feinstein's/54 Below July 22.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sings Ahrens & Flaherty, Vonda Shepard & More Next Week at 54 Bel Photo ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sings Ahrens & Flaherty, Vonda Shepard & More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below Photo Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Original Cast of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Original Cast of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Pump Boys And Dinettes: Reunion Concert featuring original cast/creators Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, Jim Wann,John Foley, and John Schimmel, with Bob Stillman. Pump Boys And Dinettes ran for 577 performances on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony for Best Musical in 1982. It was the first Broadway hit written and performed by Actor-Musicians and is considered a pioneering work in that regard. The London/West End production was nominated for an Olivier for Best Musical, 1985, and the Toronto version won Canada's Dora Award for Best Musical shortly after. Since then it has been produced across the country and around the world, became Chicago's longest-running musical for decades and remains a perennial favorite. This concert version will feature the entire score and is directed by JoAnn M. Hunter.

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