‘Diner’ musical books tryout run

San Francisco stint to precede Broadway

The road to Broadway has been mapped out for the tuner version of “Diner,” with a San Francisco tryout set for this fall ahead of a targeted spring 2013 bow on the Rialto.

Musical had initially been aimed for a fall opening on the Main Stem, but with the San Fran dates set, the timeline has been shifted back a bit.

Sheryl Crow pens the score for the show with a book by Barry Levinson, the writer-helmer of the original 1982 pic. Kathleen Marshall, currently in rehearsal for the upcoming Rialto musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” directs and choreographs.

Tuner has its world preem at San Francisco’s Curran Theater, part of the area’s Shorenstein Hays Nederlander network of venues. The Bay Area burg has long been one of the go-to cities for pre-Broadway runs, with past shows including “Wicked” and “Legally Blonde” among those bowing there prior to the Rialto.

San Fran stint for “Diner” is set for Oct. 23-Nov. 18, with Gotham dates and theater still to be announced. Casting and other details also are not yet firmed up.

Musical is produced by Base Entertainment, led by toppers Scott Zeiger and Brian Becker, with the titled licensed by Warner Bros. Theater Ventures.

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