NEW YORK -- Barry Levinson is returning to the diner.

The writer and director has revisited his 1982 movie, "Diner," and turned it into a stage musical in hopes of putting it on Broadway next year. Sheryl Crow is supplying music and lyrics.

Set in Baltimore on Christmas 1959, the story explores the lives of friends in their early 20s, all set to vintage rock 'n' roll and doo-wop.

The film, which was Levinson's screen directing debut, starred Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon and Ellen Barkin.