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New musical by Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson coming to Delaware

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The Delaware Theatre Company has announced its new season lineup.

 

The Delaware Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its 2015-2016 season.

The Wilmington playhouse will stage five shows including what may be their largest production to date.

 

A new musical based on the 1982 hit movie “Diner” will play in December.

 

Previously developed at the Signature Theatre in suburban Washington D.C, the show sold out nine weeks of performances there.

Set in Baltimore, “Diner” follows a circle of childhood friends who reunite as adults for a wedding. The musical adaptation features music and lyrics by pop star Sheryl Crow and a book by the film’s screenwriter Barry Levinson.

The  DTC’s new season begins in September with the Delaware premiere of the song and dance show, “Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life.”

The season also includes a new play by Wilmington native David Robson. “Playing the Assassin” examines the violence that football demands on the field. The drama was inspired by the true story of a tackle that paralyzed a player.

Also on tap, the friendship between Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and artist Jamie Wyeth is explored in “Nureyev’s Eyes.” During the play’s March 2016 run, the Brandywine River Museum will display it’s Nureyev collection of paintings by Jamie Wyeth.

The DTC’s new season will conclude with the “Explorers Club” by Nell Benjamin, the playwright behind last season's record breaking show Because of Winn Dixie.

 

This piece is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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