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Film ‘Diner’ Turned Into A Broadway-Bound Musical

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Director Barry Levinson has had several movies filmed in Baltimore, including "Diner" and "Liberty Heights."

Director Barry Levinson has had several movies filmed in Baltimore, including “Diner” and “Liberty Heights.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Levinson is returning to the diner. The writer and director has revisited his 1982 movie, “Diner,”
and turned it into a stage musical with the hope of putting it on Broadway next year. Sheryl Crowe is supplying music and lyrics.

Set in Baltimore on Christmas 1959, the story explores the lives of a circle of friends in their early 20s, all set to vintage rock ‘n’ roll and doo-wop.

The film, which was Levinson’s screen directing debut, starred Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Tim Daly, Daniel Stern and Ellen Barkin.

Before it arrives on Broadway, the musical version will be mounted over the summer at a location still to be announced.

It will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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