'Diner' opening dates set
(Base Entertainment)

We've got good news and bad news for those clamoring to see how the iconic Baltimore movie "Diner" is adapted into a musical.

First the good news: The show's debut is set.

It will open in San Francisco this fall.

The less good news: Because of the San Francisco dates, the anticipated fall opening of the show on Broadway is now being pushed back to spring of 2013.

News broke last September that Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage, with music and lyrics by rock singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow.

It's directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

The idea for a musical version of "Diner" had been floating around for several years. 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 is about to get married.

The show will open Oct. 23 at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre. There will be a four-week run there, through Nov. 18.

Design team and casting will be announced later.

One thing Levinson told The Sun about the show last year -- something every "Diner" fan wanted to know. The famous football test? With the character who will only marry a woman who knows all about the Baltimore Colts? That, he said, will not turn into a song-and-dance routine.

"You don't sing about that," Levinson said.