Singer Sheryl Crow and filmmaker Barry Levinson's long-delayed musical adaptation of Diner is set to debut in Virginia later this year (14).

The stage production was originally scheduled to premiere at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in 2012, before a Broadway run in 2013, but several setbacks stalled the plans.

Now, a premiere date has been set for December (14) at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.

The play is based on Levinson's 1982 film of the same name and centres on a group of longtime friends who reunite in their 20s at their old hangout.

Crow wrote the music and lyrics and Levinson adapted the book for the show from his Oscar-nominated screenplay.

This is the first foray into musical theatre for both.

Casting details will be announced at a later date.