Sheryl Crow to Write Original Songs for Broadway Production of ‘Diner’
Nine-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow is now adding Broadway composer to her long list of career accomplishments. The ‘If It Makes You Happy’ songstress has been recruited to write original songs and music for the upcoming theater adaptation of the 1982 film ‘Diner.’
Barry Levinson, who wrote and directed the original film back in the early ’80s, called upon Ms. Crow for her superior songwriting skills, asking her to pen the music for his Broadway production of ‘Diner.’ Over her long-spanning career, Crow has written and recorded her own material, winning awards left and right for her wonderful lyricism and musical arrangements. She will surely bring the theatrical version of ‘Diner’ to new heights.
“‘Diner’ was a pivotal moment in my career, and since then I have continued to live with the characters, realizing there is is much more to their story,” Barry Levinson said in a statement (via Deadline). “I’m excited to be embarking on this stage version, which affords me the opportunity as a storyteller to expand on my original vision and let the characters express their innermost feeling and thoughts through song.”
‘Diner’ takes place in Baltimore, Md., in 1959 and starred Kevin Bacon, Steven Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke and Paul Reiser. The plot revolves around six high school friends who have reunited after one of them gets married, with the Fells Point Diner acting as their late-night hangout spot.