Diner, the critically acclaimed 1982 film set and filmed in Baltimore, will come to Broadway in the fall of 2012. Marking both of their Broadway debuts, Barry Levinson is set to write the script and Sheryl Crow will be behind the music and lyrics. Additionally, Kathleen Marshall will be directing and choreographing the show.
Obviously, Levinson is excited to see his film come to the stage. "Diner was a pivotal moment in my career," he told Broadwayworld.com. "And since then I have continuted to live with the characters, realizing there is much more to the story." And, surprisingly, Crow was already a fan of the Levinson film. "When Barry first approached me about writing a score for a theatrical re-telling of the film, I knew exactly who these men and women were and I feverishly began writing," she told the website.
And they aren't the only ones excited. Since the announcement, The Good Wife star and Baltimore native Josh Charles tweeted, "Been waiting for this to happen!"
In a cryptic detail, Diner will apparently play a limited out-of-town engagement in the summer of 2012 prior to its Broadway debut. The city is yet to be announced, but we certainly think Baltimore is the most obvious choice.
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