Looks like the Pump Boys aren’t back in town after all. The Broadway revival of Pump Boys and Dinettes, starring Bo Bice, Alexander Gemignani, Leenya Rideout and more, has been put on hold. Originally set to start performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre on March 19, the John Doyle-directed musical is now delayed, with no announcement of a new start date.
“On behalf of my fellow producers and investors, we are all so excited to bring Pump Boys and Dinettes back to Broadway,” said producer Abby Lee in a statement. “With the crowded landscape on Broadway this spring, we all agreed that the wise choice was to proceed with a new opening date. We are in the process of determining the updated production schedule and look forward to sharing this wonderful musical with Broadway audiences in the near future.”
Featuring a book, music and lyrics by original cast members Debra Monk, John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, Pump Boys and Dinettes tells the story of four hard-working men at a gas station, and the Cupp Sisters, who work at the Double Cupp Diner next door. Together, the six friends sing of heartbreak and joy while playing a variety of musical instruments, including piano, bass, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, harmonica and kitchen utensils. In addition to Bice, Gemignani and Rideout, Pump Boys and Dinettes was scheduled to star Erik Hayden, Justin Hosek and Jane Pfitsch.