Signature Theatre Announces Cast for Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical; Whitney Bashor, Bryan Fenkart & More Set to Star!
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2014
Virginia's Signature Theatre just announced the full cast for the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy AwardŽ winner Sheryl Crow. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony AwardŽ Winner Kathleen Marshall (Broadway's Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), the ensemble piece will feature Whitney Bashor (Barbara; Broadway's Bridges of Madison County and Signature's The Hollow), Bryan Fenkart (Modell; Broadway's Memphis), Aaron Finley (Billy; Broadway's Rock of Ages),Josh Grisetti (Shrevie; Off-Broadway's Enter Laughing), Erika Henningsen (Beth; Show Boat: Live from Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic), Derek Klena (Boogie; Broadway's Wicked, The Bridges of Madison County and Second Stage'sDogfight), Adam Kantor (Eddie; Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal and Second Stage's The Last Five Years), Tess Soltau(Elyse; Broadway's The Addams Family), Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick; Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,Pippin), and John Schiappa (Older Boogie; Broadway's Rocky, The Other Place, Wicked). (more...)
Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson's DINER Gets December Workshop in NYC; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2013
According to an Equity casting notice, a New York City workshop will soon be held for Diner, a new musical inspired by the critically acclaimed 1982 film. With a book by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Barry Levinson and music & lyrics by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, the project will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The workshop will be held December 2-13 at Pearl Studios. (more...)
Update: DINER Officially Postpones Opening Night; Now Aiming for Fall 2013
by BWW News Desk - January 6, 2013
Approximately one in four Broadway shows will be profitable, and in a bid to join those ranks, the producers of several upcoming shows have delayed their opening nights on Broadway to work on improving the show and to raise additional funds. (more...)
Breaking News - DINER Postpones San Francisco Engagement for New, More Intimate Workshop; Will Open on Broadway April 10, 2013
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2012
BASE Entertainment (Co-CEOs Scott Zeiger and Brian Becker) announced today that the new musical Diner has postponed its previously announced pre-Broadway engagement scheduled to play San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre from Tuesday, October 23, 2012, through Sunday, November 18, 2012, to retool the production for a more intimate Broadway venue. (more...)
Kathleen Marshall-Helmed DINER Heading to Broadway in Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2012
BASE Entertainment has just announced that Diner, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed 1982 film with a book by Academy Award winner and original Diner screenwriter Barry Levinson and music & lyrics by 9-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Diner will play a strictly limited four week engagement from Tuesday, October 23, 2012, through Sunday, November 18, 2012, with an opening night of Friday, November 2, 2012. Due to these confirmed San Francisco dates Diner will now bow on Broadway in the spring of 2013, instead of the fall of 2012 as previously announced. Design team and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)
Kathleen Marshall-Helmed DINER to Play SHN in October 2012
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2012
SHN today announced the complete five-show 2012-2013 Season under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Productions joining the previously announced engagement of 2011 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical - THE BOOK OF MORMON are: the pre-Broadway world premiere of Diner, Disney's THE LION KING, the Tony Award-winning revival of ANYTHING GOES and Bay Area favorite WICKED. (more...)
Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson to Make Broadway Debuts with New Musical DINER in Fall 2012; Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2011
BASE Entertainment (Co-CEO's Scott Zeiger and Brian Becker) announced that Diner, a new musical inspired by the critically acclaimed 1982 film, will come to Broadway in the fall of 2012. With a book by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Barry Levinson and music & lyrics by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, Diner will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Diner marks the Broadway debut of both Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow. Prior to its Broadway bow, Diner will play a limited out of town engagement in a city TBD in the summer of 2012. Design team and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)
Sheryl Crow to Compose Score for 'Diner' Adaptation on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - August 2, 2010
TVNZ reports that Cheryl Crow may be at work on a Broadway score for a stage adaptaton of the film, Diner. The songstress recently contributed a strip-tease number to the New York stage show. Revealing few details, Crow remarked: 'A friend of mine has asked me to write the music for the Broadway musical version of the film 'Diner...' There's a scene where these three women do a striptease and I came up with the music for it. It's so good I could strip to it. And I'm 48.' (more...)