In case you're not a musical theater junkie and not in the know, Barry Levinson along with Sheryl Crow and director Kathleen Marshall are trying to get a musical off the ground based on his 1982 autobiographical movie Diner.
Sources reveal that things are starting to gain momentum for the show, as the three creative minds had a "workshop" right before the holidays with some potential players. In on the meeting was “Book of Mormon” star Andrew Rannells reading the role of Fenwick, Annaleigh Ashford of off-Broadway’s “Rent” the part of Beth and “Anything Goes” star Colin Donnell reading Boogie.
The big news out of the meeting came from these actors themselves, who were apparently "blown away" by the music Sheryl Crow has composed for the show. A source from the inside further reveals:
“The music is going to shock the hell out of people. It really delivers, and got a fantastic response.”
Ooooh! We're excited! We're even really thrilled with the choice actors they got for the reading! That is some solid talent right there!
Keep up the good work, team! We'll be sure to make time for this next fall!
[Image via WENN.]
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