San Francisco try-out of new musical ‘Diner’ postponed

Instead Diner the musical, which was scheduled to run this fall at the SHN Curran Theatre, will "retool" for a Broadway run in a more "intimate venue."

A scene from Diner (1982). The stage adaptation is based on a book by Barry Levinson, who made his directorial debut with the film.

Organizers today announced that the San Francisco try-out of the new musical Diner has been postponed.

Instead the  show which was scheduled to run this fall at the SHN Curran Theatre will “retool” for a Broadway run in a more “intimate venue.”

Alternative San Francisco dates are being considered for early 2013.

Diner the musical features music and lyrics by Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow.

The musical is based on Barry Levinson’s 1982 break-out film and directorial debut of the same name. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1959, Diner tells the story of a group of male high school friends, now in their twenties, who reunite for the wedding of one of their group.

A scene from Diner (1982). The stage adaptation is based on a book by Barry Levinson, who made his directorial debut with the film.

With an all-star cast, including Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin and Paul Reiser, the comedy-drama featured improvisation among the cast to capture “naturalistic camaraderie.”

Diner the musical is directed by Kathleen Marshall, with music and lyrics by Sheryl Crow.

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