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No ‘Diner’ at Curran in San Francisco
Producers of the musical “Diner” said they have canceled plans to test the show in San Francisco ahead of its Broadway debut in April.
Instead of performing the musical as a tryout at the Curran in San Francisco in October and November, the production will stay in New York City with a plan to rearrange the staging to fit a smaller venue, Variety reported.
With the current logjam in Broadway real estate, producers said they were concerned they wouldn’t be able to secure a New York venue as large as the 1,650-seat Curran.
It’s likely “Diner” will find itself in a smaller house usually reserved for plays between 1,000 and 1,200 seats. If so, producers said they wouldn’t have had time to readjust the show following a San Francisco run, Variety reported.
Producers said they still hope to take the show to San Francisco for a tryout stint at a smaller venue before opening April 10 in New York.
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