Pump Boys and Dinettes

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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
Theatre fans and critics were all in attendance for the Opening Night  of Forever Plaid on Sunday, May 6 at Theatre at the Center in Munster.  Matt Edmonds, in the role of Sparky, Adam LaSalle as Francis, Yando Lopez as Jinx and Christopher Ratliff as Smudge star in Theatre at the Center's spring musical. Performances continue through June 3.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for Dave. By Thomas Meehan, Nell Benjaminand Tom Kitt, Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Village Theatre is excited to present ZM, a new Broadway-style musical comedy with music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book & lyrics by Greg Kotis - the creators of the Tony Award-winning show, Urinetown. ZM will run at Village Theatre's First Stage Theatre in Issaquah from June 1-10, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018
Birmingham musician and storyteller Norton Dill, of local favorite The Dill Pickers, headlines TNT's next offering, "Pump Boys and Dinettes." The musical is the fifth production of the theatre's 32nd season and runs April 19 through May 4.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will cap its 25th Silver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with what's been dubbed as the world's most successful rock & roll musical, Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
Aurora's Paramount Theatre - Chicago's most decorated theater at the 2017 Jeff Awards with the third largest subscriber base in the nation - is excited to present the first Chicago-area regional staging of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once to close its 2017-18 Broadway Series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the final production of its fifth anniversary season: the Tony Award-nominated musical GRAND HOTEL, playing April 15 - May 27, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Featuring a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the Kokandy production will be directed by Artistic Producer John D. Glover, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Brenda Didier.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Leapin' Lizards!  It is already time for us to open Annie, Friday June 8th, at 8:00pm.  Little orphan Annie is sure to charm your heart, just as she did everyone's heart in 1930s New York City.  With a beloved musical score including timeless classics like "Tomorrow" and "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical for your Grand Lake visit.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
George Street Playhouse welcomes Debra Monk (Tony Award winner for Redwood Curtain, Emmy Award winner for NYPD Blue) to the star-studded cast of a special benefit play reading of Eugene Pack's hysterical new comedy Night with Oscar on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8 p.m.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Leapin' Lizards!  Grand Lake has just been overrun with orphans!  Annie opened at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Friday, June 8, 2018 and runs through August 24th.  Don't miss the chance to see this show!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
It's time to heat up your summer as Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre lets loose The Full Monty Friday, June 29th, at 8:00pm. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre proudly opens A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Friday, June 15th at 8:00pm.  A murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and nonstop laughs, A Gentleman's Guide…  portrays a distant heir to a family fortune as he sets out to speed up his line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
The Gateway season continues with the "habit forming" Nunsense running from June 8 until June 23at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport Village (Previews begin June 6.)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston presents America's most beloved musical, West Side Story, on the Main Stage from July 12 through August 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for NEWSIES. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018.
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).
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances began on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check out photos from the production below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2018
The John W. Engeman Theater presents Newsies. Performances began on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Check out photos from the cast's opening night party below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 42nd annual tour August 4 with 'SHAME! Or The Doomsday Machine,' a rip-roaring musical in which the Theory of Relativity explains modern politics. Free performances will tour closed-off streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs until September 16. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.)
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston presents America's most beloved musical, West Side Story, on the Main Stage from July 12 through August 4.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, back by popular demand at People's Light. Folk revolutionary Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution with joy. Current troubadour David M. Lutken and friends celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of the legend who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. Featuring 15 instruments, 25 songs, and comprised almost entirely of Guthrie's own words, Woody Sez runs August 1-26 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). Performances begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Opening Night is Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018
LEAPIN LIZARDS! Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre is going to open the 2018 summer season with Annie starting June 8th. Based on a popular comic strip, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon. The beloved score features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including Tomorrow and You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts in 1930s New York City, and she's sure to charm yours. Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical for your Grand Lake summer.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
They'll fill up your tank by day and cut loose by night with a crowd-pleasing mix of southern-fried rock, rhythm and blues! Just across the road you'll find the 'Dinettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, sisters who run the Double Cupp diner. Together they serve up the finest home cookin' and sweetest manners this side of the Mississippi. Together, these six friends fashion an evening of country western songs with joy, heartbreak and hilarity while strumming and humming away on guitar, piano, bass, harmonica and even a few kitchen utensils! Pump Boys and Dinettes has received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018
The Writing/Composing team of Aryanna Garber and Benjamin Velez are the winners of the Weston Playhouse Theatre's 12th Annual New Musical Award for their musical BORDERLINE. The only award of its kind in the country, the Weston New Musical Award brings the creator or creators of a promising new project together with a small ensemble of actors to rehearse and record selections from the winning score with Grammy winner Kurt Deutsch of Sh-K-Boom Records.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
The 'Pump Boys', Jim, Eddie, Jackson and L.M., sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country. They'll fill up your tank by day and cut loose by night with a crowd-pleasing mix of southern-fried rock, rhythm and blues! Just across the road you'll find the 'Dinettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, sisters who run the Double Cupp diner.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, continues its 25th Silver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce, A Comedy of Tenors.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
Brand new stage musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double-decker bus making its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 8th May.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Kids Night on Broadway occurs tonight, which allows kids to see Broadway shows for free with the purchase of an adult ticket, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, continues its 25thSilver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with Ken Ludwig's hilarious farce, A Comedy of Tenors.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Village Theatre is excited to announce the World Premiere of String, a brand-new story with a mythological twist by award-winners Sarah Hammond (book), and Adam Gwon (music & lyrics), and direction by Brandon Ivie.  A fun and fresh fable about fate, love, and the imperfections that make us human, String is an original story about three sisters - goddesses known as the Fates - who are responsible for spinning, measuring, and snipping the String of Life. After falling out of favor with Zeus, they find themselves banished to a modern skyscraper in the mortal world. But when the eldest sister falls in love, the very fabric of the universe begins to unravel. "We are thrilled to have such a sophisticated show premiering on our stage," said Ivie. "This show is very intimate, but also deals with understanding our place in the universe and what it means to be human. It's a show about Gods, but they deal with the same things we do - sisterhood, love, loss. We know our audiences are going to connect with these characters on a deep emotional level."
by Sean Fallon - Feb 17, 2018
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is an amazing country musical with comedy and a talented cast who play their own instruments, telling the story, mostly through song. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, in Berlin, CT, has once again put together a first rate cast. For a night of great music and entertainment, I highly recommend PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Artistic Director Carol Piersol and 5th Wall Theatre in partnership with The American Theatre in Hampton, Virginia are thrilled to announce their co-production of Pump Boys and Dinettes, a musical that brought the warmth and heartfelt storytelling of country music to Off-Broadway, Broadway, and West End audiences for years.  Directed by Richard M. Parison, Jr., this show features a talented cast from Virginia and beyond that includes locals Mike Bamford, Rachel Marrs, and Desiree Roots along with New York performers Mike Cefalo and John Mervini as well as North Carolina performer Sean Powell with music direction by Storm Burks and choreography by Karen Getz.  Pump Boys and Dinettes is set on a lonely stretch of Highway 57, where the Pump Boys -- Jackson, Jim, Eddie, and L.M. -- fill the gas tanks of weary travelers while the Cupp sisters, Rhetta and Prudie, serve up comfort food and slices of their famous homemade pie in the Double Cupp Diner next door.  Together, they fashion an evening of down home country music delight with tales of both hilarity and heartbreak played on everything from guitars and pianos to kitchen utensils.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
Village Theatre is thrilled to kick off the 2018-2019 Season with the World Premiere of The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (Romantics Annonymous at the Old Globe in London, Disney Channel's Vampirina). This production will be directed by Village Theatre associate artistic director,Brandon Ivie (Lizard Boy, Jasper in Deadland) and choreographer Al Blackstone, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on the popular television show So You Think You Can Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Ted Swindley's hit musical Always...Patsy Cline closes out the 2018 mainstage season at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018
After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Birmingham musician and storyteller Norton Dill, of local favorite The Dill Pickers, headlines TNT's next offering, 'Pump Boys and Dinettes.' The musical is the fifth production of the theatre's 32nd season and runs April 19 through May 4.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will cap its 25th Silver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with what's been dubbed as the world's most successful rock & roll musical, Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018
Brand new stage musical Summer Holiday is set to tour the UK from May 2018, with the famous red double-decker bus making its first stop at the Liverpool Empire on Tuesday 8th May.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast of the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of PERFECT WEDDING by Robin Hawdon, May 10 - August 12, 2018 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets for this international hit farce are now available online at CLOCabaret.com, by phone at 412-456-6666 or in person at the Theater Square Box Office.