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Pump Boys and Dinettes began its Off-Broadway run in 1981 in Chelsea. A year later, Pump Boys and Dinettes, the musical group made up of John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann, made their Broadway debut with a play they’d written, produced, and starred in. It opened at Princess Theatre, where it ran a total of 573 performances. Following it’s Broadway debut, the play was nominated for a Tony Award (Best Musical), as well as four Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Music.
Former "American Idol" finalist Bo Bice leads this play’s revival, directed by Tony Winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd). Musical instruments used in the play include guitar, fiddle, accordion, harmonica, piano, bass, and even kitchen utensils, making for a fun, light-hearted take on a Broadway musical.
On Highway 57, the music rumbles, the jokes are dirty, and the food is always served warm. Created by a musical group of the same name, Pump Boys and Dinettes brings audiences to a roadside dive where they can enjoy singing, music, and pie (if only figuratively). Four gas station attendants trade jokes with two waitresses at a diner in North Carolina, Pump Boys and Dinettes is a tribute to life by the roadside. Take a load off at the rest stop located "somewhere in America’s heartland" with your own Pump Boys and Dinettes tickets.