Consideration, Broadway followers – brace yourselves for a royal announcement!
The a lot anticipated manufacturing of Diana, the bio-musical detailing the lifetime of Princess Diana of Wales, has introduced that it’s going to as soon as once more grace the stage and make its Broadway debut on December 13. There may also be two weeks of preview performances beginning on December 1.
The present was in the midst of its preview run when the pandemic closed down all Broadway productions.
And should you can’t afford the worth of a Broadway ticket, the musical has additionally introduced it will likely be coming to streaming service Netflix on October 1. This launch makes Diana the primary Broadway musical ever to premiere on a streaming platform earlier than formally making its Broadway debut.
In a joint assertion, producers Beth Williams (Grove Leisure) and Frank Marshall (The Araca Group) stated the next:
The possibility to share our present, first with Netflix’s international viewers, after which welcoming a reside viewers again on Broadway, is one thing we’ve all been dreaming about for greater than a yr. We couldn’t be extra thrilled to lastly share each the movie and the Broadway musical with the world.
This isn’t the primary signal of motion from the Diana crew in current instances. Not so way back, they introduced that they had reunited to rehearse the manufacturing, report the unique solid album and likewise movie on the Longacre Theatre stage – with out an viewers in fact. The filming and recording course of concerned solid and crew socially isolating themselves to forestall any potential COVID-19 transmission.
Diana’s journey to the small display screen follows the large success of Disney’s filmed manufacturing of Hamilton, which rose to new heights of recognition when it was launched in July 2020. When Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap musical dropped, it was the only most watched product on any streaming platform for all the month. Netflix will definitely be hoping for related success for Diana.
The musical was written by the Tony-winning collaboration of Joe DiPetro (who provided the lyrics) and David Bryan (music). Diana is helmed by award-winning director Christopher Ashley, whereas Kelly Devine and Ian Eisendrath are on-board as choreographer and musical supervisor respectively.
The unique Broadway solid are set to return – all of whom can be starring within the Netflix particular. This consists of Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, musical theatre stalwart and two-time Tony winner Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth and Erin Davie as Camila Parker Bowles.
The manufacturing additionally options the next solid members: Zach Adkins, Tessa Alves, Ashely Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Bruce Dow, Richard Gatta, Lauren E.J. Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye B. Hopkins, Andre Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomas Matos, Chris Merlin, Laura Stracko and Bethany Ann Tesarck.