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Could Sheryl Crow's DINER Musical Still Land on Broadway?

In 2016, Delaware Theatre Company brought the musical adaptation of the classic film DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow, to the stage. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, the musical was years in the making, having its initial regional premiere in DC's Signature Theatre in December 2014.

A Broadway transfer has long been talked about, and in a recent interview with Delaware Business Times, DTC's Executive Director Bud Martin revealed that it could still be on the horizon. It's just a matter of time. He told DBT: "The Shuberts want Diner, but they don't want to go up against 'Waitress.' It's a matter of timing."

The theatre company also has high hopes for some of it's other recent projects, which include Duncan Sheik and Nell Benjamin's Because of Winn-Dixie, Maurice Hines' Tappin' Thru Life, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Bruce Vilanch's A Sign of the Times, all of which have been developed with hopes for eventual bows on Broadway.

Click here to see Diner production photos!

Set in Baltimore during 1959, Diner follows a circle of childhood friends who confront the realities of adulthood in the one place they know they will always be welcome: the all-night Diner.

The 2016 cast included: Ari Brand as Eddie, Aaron Finley as Billy, Joshua Franklin, Derek Klena as Boogie, Ethan Slater as Modell, Matthew James Thomas as Fenwick, and Noah Weisberg as Shrevie.

Photo Credit: Matt Urban, Mobius New Media

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