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Musical 'Diner' is ready to be the special of the day
Musical 'Diner' is ready to be the special of the day

It was just a group of young Baltimore guys talking about nothing — and everything — during the twilight of the 1950s, when so much was about to change. How they expressed their schemes and dreams, usually while settled into booths at the eatery that was their habitual hangout, became the stuff of inspired moviemaking. Those buddies from Barry Levinson's 1982 film "Diner" are now back together, still trying to figure out the future, women, friendships, women, careers, women. Only this time, they're not just talking. They're singing. Doing a little dancing, too. The new musical version of "Diner," featuring a book adapted by Levinson from his...

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