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Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre

Virginia's Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of Diner, the musical adaptation of the landmark film with a book by the movie's Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, The Natural) and an original score by nine-time Grammy Award winnerSheryl Crow. The production began performances at Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre December 9 and will play through January 25 (the entirety of the run is now sold-out). Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities!

Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award 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 andSecond Stage's Dogfight), 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).

The creative team includes Music Direction by Lon Hoyt (Broadway's Hairspray, Lennon); Orchestrations by Grammy Award nominee Mitchell Froom; Scenic Design by Tony Award winnerDerek McLane (Broadway's Breakfast at Tiffany's, Follies); Scenery adapted by James Kronzer(Broadway's Glory Days); Costume Design by Tony Award nominee Paul Tazewell (Broadway's Side Show, In the Heights); Lighting Design by Tony Award winner Peter Kaczorowski (Broadway's Venus in Fur, Anything Goes); Sound Design by Lane Elms (Signature's Elmer Gantry, Sunday in the Park with George); Production Stage ManagerKerry Epstein; Assistant Stage Manager Allie Roy; and New York Casting by Justin Huff, CSA (Telsey + Company).

Set in Baltimore during Christmas of 1959, a circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. From the comfort of their all-night Diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex.

Photo Credit: Margot Schulman

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Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Barry Levinson and Eric Schaeffer

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Eric Schaeffer and Sheryl Crow

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Lon Hoyt (Musical Director) and Sheryl Crow with the band of Diner

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
The cast and creative team of Diner

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Kathleen Marshall (Director/Choreographer), Barry Levinson (Book), Sheryl Crow (Music and Lyrics)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Barry Levinson (Book) and Sheryl Crow (Music and Lyrics).

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Adam Kantor (Eddie), Josh Grisetti (Shrevie), Aaron C. Finley (Billy), Barry Levinson, Sheryl Crow, Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick), Derek Klena (Boogie), and Bryan Fenkart (Modell)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Whitney Bashor (Barbara), Erika Henningsen (Beth), Barry Levinson, Sheryl Crow, Tess Soltau (Elyse), and Kathleen Marshall

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Maria Egler (Eddie’s Mother), Nova Y. Payton (Stripper), and David Rowen (Doo-Wop Guy)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Adam Kantor (Eddie) and Tess Soltau (Elyse)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Erika Henningsen (Beth) and Josh Grisetti (Shrevie)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Derek Klena (Boogie) and Colleen Hayes (Carol Heathrow)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Whitney Bashor (Barbara) and Aaron C. Finley (Billy)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Derek Klena (Boogie), John Schiappa (Older Boogie), and Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick)

Photo Flash: Sheryl Crow's DINER Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
Derek Klena (Boogie) and Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick)

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