Cast revealed for 'Pump Boys and Dinettes' revival

By By MARK KENNEDY

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway revival of the honkey-tonk musical revue "Pump Boys and Dinettes" will have an Idol in the cast.

Producers on Tuesday revealed the stars of the show set in a highway diner in North Carolina and "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will be among them. John Doyle will direct.

The rest of the cast includes Alexander Gemignani, Erik Hayden, Justin Hosek, Jane Pfitsch and Leenya Rideout. All the actors will also play musical instruments as well.

The play was written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, all of whom also starred in the original 1981 off-Broadway production. It hit Broadway in 1982 and ran for 573 performances.

The revival will begin March 19 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

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