“We presented a four week fully-staged workshop of Diner in New York last November at which we received positive feedback from investors and theater owners,” said producer Scott Zeiger. “We are excited about our progress and it has become very clear the direction in which we need to continue to take this new American musical. Early fall dates work better for all involved and an announcement of Broadway theater and dates will be forthcoming.”
Based on the critically acclaimed 1982 film, Diner has a book by Academy Award winner and original Diner screenwriter Barry Levinson, music & lyrics by 9-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, and direction and choreography by 3-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, with a design team that includes scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and orchestrations and music supervision by Mitchell Froom.
Diner is set in Baltimore, 1959, when six high school friends reunite at the one place they know they’ll always belong: the Diner. Now in their twenties, the friends have stumbled into adulthood and struggle to keep from growing apart. Life, love, responsibility – it’s all on the table.
Diner was Barry Levinson’s screen directing debut, and he received an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay. The bittersweet comedy starred Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin, Tim Daly, Steve Guttenberg, Paul Reiser, Mickey Rourke and Daniel Stern.