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Sheryl Crow penning Diner musical

Published 20/09/2011 | 19:46

Sheryl Crow is writing music and lyrics for Diner: The Musical
Sheryl Crow is writing music and lyrics for Diner: The Musical

Sheryl Crow is to write the music and lyrics for a Broadway adaptation of Barry Levinson's Diner.

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The writer and director has revisited his 1982 movie Diner and turned it into a stage musical with the hope of putting it on Broadway next year.

The film, which was Barry's screen directing debut, starred Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Tim Daly, Daniel Stern and Ellen Barkin.

Set in Baltimore on Christmas 1959, the story explores the lives of a circle of friends in their early 20s, all set to vintage rock 'n' roll and doo-wop.

Before it arrives on Broadway, the musical version will be mounted over the summer at a location still to be announced. It will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

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