The Sheryl Crow-Barry Levinson musical Diner, which had its world-premiere engagement last fall at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, will receive additional regional development with a second production slated to take place this December at the Delaware Theatre Company.
Scheduled to run Dec. 2-27, Diner will again be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, who also helmed the Signature premiere.
The stage production is based on the 1989 film. The premiere was greeted with positive reviews from critics and sold out its run at the Signature.
Diner has a book by the movie’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Levinson and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winner Crow.
Here's how the premiere was billed: "Set in Baltimore during Christmas of 1959, a circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex."
DTC is currently staging the Broadway-aimed musical Because of Winn-Dixie, featuring music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and a book by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls).
View highlights from the world-premiere production of Diner below:
A First Look at the World Premiere of the Sheryl Crow musical Diner