Sheryl Crow
(© Mark Seliger)
Sheryl Crow
(© Mark Seliger)
The new musical Diner, featuring a book by original screenwriter Barry Levinson and music and lyrics by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, has postponed its previously reported engagement at San Francisco's Curran Theatre, and will instead use those dates (October 23-November 18) for a four week fully-staged workshop in New York. The production has also announced a Wednesday, April 10, 2013 opening date at a theater to be announced.

Diner, which was originally envisioned to play a large Broadway musical house, is being retooled to fit a more intimate Broadway venue. Alternative dates for a San Francisco run in early 2013 are being investigated.

Based on the critically acclaimed 1982 film, Diner is set in Baltimore, 1959, when six high school friends reunite at the one place they know they'll always belong: the Diner. Now in their twenties, the friends have stumbled into adulthood and struggle to keep from growing apart.

Kathleen Marshall is directing and choreographing the production, which will feature scenic design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and orchestrations and music direction by Mitchell Froom.