Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sheryl Crow Comes to Broadway
Next in the long line of pop music composers writing scores for Broadway is rock star Sheryl Crow. She is set to pen the score for a screen-to-stage adaptation of the 1982 film Diner. The show will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, with a book by the movie's director and screenwriter Barry Levinson. No casting has been announced, but the show is anticipating a fall 2012 Broadway birth with a pre-Broadway try out in the summer of 2012. Broadway.com featured this summary of the film's plot: "Set in Baltimore around Christmastime in 1959, Diner follows six high school buddies, now in their twenties, as they reunite before the second member of the group is about to tie the knot. Trying to deal with their new responsibilities, the group has awkwardly stumbled into adulthood, and the only place they can make sense of their new lives is at their old hangout, The Fells Point Diner."