Diner Musical Will Play Limited San Francisco Engagement Prior to Broadway

News   Diner Musical Will Play Limited San Francisco Engagement Prior to Broadway
The new musical Diner, based on the 1982 film, will play a limited engagement at San Francisco's Curran Theatre Oct. 23-Nov. 18, prior to arriving on Broadway in spring 2013.

Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow

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.

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