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John Doyle to Helm Broadway Revival of Pump Boys and Dinettes

John Doyle
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Tony Award winner John Doyle will direct and provide musical staging for a new Broadway production of Pump Boys and Dinettes, which was conceived and written by the original company: John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. The revival will play at a theater to be announced in the Spring of 2013.

Taking place on Highway 57 somewhere in America's heartland, the show features a group of men at a local gas station and the women at a nearby roadside eatery. The production will feature new arrangements and orchestrations by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.

Doyle productions have often featured cast members playing their own instruments, and that looks to be the case again here, as press notes declare that "these Pump Boys and Dinettes also play a stunning variety of musical instruments including guitar, piano, bass, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, harmonica…and yes, even kitchen utensils."

The production will feature set design by David Gallo, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Mike Baldassari and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Doyle received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his direction of Sweeney Todd. His production of Company won the Tony for Best Musical Revival, and he also helmed the Broadway production of A Catered Affair.