Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall will direct and choreograph the production, which features a book by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Barry Levinson, who directed and wrote the screenplay for the original film, and music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. The musical will mark the Broadway debuts of both Levinson and Crow.
Design team and casting will be announced at a later date.
Diner, according to press notes, 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."
The news of Diner's San Francisco premiere was part of the SHN 2012-13 season announcement, which also features The Book of Mormon (Nov. 27-Dec. 30 at the Curran Theatre), The Lion King (Nov. 1, 2012-Jan. 13, 2013, at the Orpheum Theatre), Anything Goes (Jan. 8-Feb. 3, 2013, at the Curran Theatre) and Wicked (Jan. 23-Feb. 17, 2013, at the Orpheum Theatre).
The SHN season packages for new subscribers are currently available online at shnsf.com or by calling SHN Audience Services at (888) 746-1799. Season package prices range from $197.50 - $567.50. Renewing subscribers will receive their renewal information in April. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date.