Singer Sheryl Crow's debut on Broadway, as the songwriter for the musical Diner, is being postponed.


Sheryl Crow, seen performing in Alabama in June 2012, composed and wrote lyrics for new songs for the upcoming musical Diner. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Producers of the $9.5 million US musical announced late Sunday that Diner's April 10 premiere has been pushed back until the fall.

"We presented a four-week fully staged workshop of Diner in New York last November, at which we received positive feedback from investors and theatre owners," producer Scott Zeiger said in a statement.

"We are excited about our progress and it has become very clear the direction in which we need to continue to take this new American musical."

Crow has composed and written the lyrics to a host of new songs for the production with an early rock and doo wop sound, which follows a circle of high school friends reuniting in 1959 Baltimore as 20-somethings.

Oscar-winner Barry Levinson, who wrote and directed the original film, has created the stage adaptation being helmed for Broadway by Kathleen Marshall.

Released in 1982, the original comedy was Levinson's debut feature and also helped launch the careers of its cast, which included Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Tim Daly, Daniel Stern and Ellen Barkin.

Diner is a high-profile example of a Broadway show that has been postponed; others include Flashdance, Honeymoon in Vegas and Prince of Broadway. Others have been cancelled, including Rebecca and Into the Woods.

With files from The Associated Press