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'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical
'Diner' to be turned into Broadway musical

Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, the new show is scheduled to open in New York next fall. "The book is written," Levinson said. "And Sheryl has written about 16 songs now. What we're going to start now is to adjust and fill and see what we need to take care of." The popular film, set in Baltimore in 1959, tells the tale of six 20-somethings who have been friends since high school. They reunite when one of them...

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