Hunter Foster will star in the previously reported Pump Boys and Dinettes at Encores! Off-Center. Directed by Lear deBessonet, the show will be choreographed by Danny Mefford and play July 16 through July 19.
Along with Foster (The Bridges of Madison County) as Jim, the production will star Jordan Dean (Mamma Mia!) as Jackson, Mamie Parris (Wicked) as Prudie, Randy Redd (Million Dollar Quartet) as L.M, Katie Thompson as Rhetta and Lorenzo Wolff as Eddie.
Pump Boys and Dinettes, with book, music and lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, is a musical tribute to life on the roadside, with the actors accompanying themselves on guitar, piano, bass, fiddle, accordion and kitchen utensils. A hybrid of country, rock and pop music, Pump Boys is the story of four gas station attendants and two waitresses at a small-town dinette in North Carolina. It premiered off-Broadway at the Chelsea West Side Arts Theatre in July 1981 and opened on Broadway on February 4, 1982 at the Princess Theatre, where it played 573 performances and received a Tony nod for Best Musical.