PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of City Center's Pump Boys and Dinettes, Featuring Hunter Foster and Katie Thompson

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14 Jul 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, will run July 16-19.

The limited engagement will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is the music director.



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The cast
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The cast will comprise Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff.

Pump Boys and Dinettes was conceived, written and performed by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. The show, according to City Center, 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."

The musical premiered Off-Broadway at the Chelsea West Side Arts Theatre in July 1981 and opened on Broadway Feb. 4, 1982, at the Princess Theatre, where it played 573 performances and was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical.

All tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), by calling (212) 581-1212 or visiting www.NYCityCenter.org.