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Sheryl Crow's DINER Concludes DTC Run Today; Looking Forward to Broadway?

Sheryl Crow's DINER Concludes DTC Run Today; Looking Forward to Broadway?

Delaware Theatre Company's 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, closes today, January 3, 2016. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall, Diner earned a four week run at Delaware Theatre Company from December 2 and was originally scheduled to close on December 27 but was extended through today.

Could a Broadway run be on the horizon? With two regional premieres under its belt, it may very well be time for Diner to hit the Great White Way. This has been three years in the making, having been announced as a fall 2012 Broadway bow preceded by a regional premiere, which was pushed to spring 2013, then fall 2013. The production finally got off its feet for an initial regional premiere in DC's Signature Theatre in December 2014 (Click here to check out photos from that sold-out run).

Sheryl Crow's DINER Concludes DTC Run Today; Looking Forward to Broadway?
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Keep checking BroadwayWorld for updates on the musical's future!

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 cast includes: Ari Brand as Eddie (Off-Broadway's My Name is Asher Lev), Aaron Finley as Billy (Broadway's It Shoulda Been You and Rock of Ages), Joshua Franklin (Doo-Wop Guy/Howard/As-Cast), Derek Klena as Boogie (Broadway's Wicked and The Bridges of Madison County), Ethan Slater as Modell (NYMF Award for Outstanding Performance in Claudio Quest), Matthew James Thomas as Fenwick (Pippin in the Tony Award-winning 2013 revival), and Noah Weisberg as Shrevie (Broadway's South Pacific and Legally Blonde).

The cast is rounded out by Jacqueline Beatrice Arnold, John E. Brady, Matt Dengler, Nate Golden, Erika Henningsen, Anne Horak, John Leone, Brynn O'Malley, Stephanie Martignetti, Jenna Pastuszek, Jonathan Shew,Tess Soltau, and Curtis Wiley.

With a focus on developing this musical for a Broadway stage, Delaware Theatre Company is working closely with Barry Levinson, Sheryl Crow, and Kathleen Marshall to make Diner gleam. Bud Martin adds, "The stakes are very high for us, and we are determined to give the cast and creative team a production they can be proud of."

Photo Credit: Matt Urban, Mobius New Media

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