The new musical Diner, which is planning to open on Broadway in early 2013, has begun an extensive four-week workshop in New York City to prepare for its arrival on Broadway. Originally the tuner was supposed to begin a tryout engagement in San Francisco this month, but, supposedly due to the fact that other large Broadway-bound musicals were likely to take the larger Broadway theaters this season, the Diner creative team to re-envision the show as a more intimate experience suitable for a smaller theater. This fully-staged workshop will give them a chance to make certain that their new vision is solidified before bringing it to Broadway later this season.
Sheryl Crow
Based on the '80s movie of the same name, Diner is about a group of high school friends who come together at a diner in Baltimore in 1959. Directed by Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes) the musical has a libretto by the film's original writer/director, Barry Levinson, and music and lyrics by Grammy-winning rock singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow. Diner has not yet secured a Broadway theater, but currently the musical is planning for a April 10, 2013 opening.