Diana, the new musical, begins performances on Broadway
An official opening is set to take place at the Longacre Theatre on March 31, 2020.
Synopsis: "This is the story of the most famous woman of the modern age: Diana, Princess of Wales. Thrust into a spotlight brighter than any the world had ever known, Diana soon finds herself at odds with her husband, an unrelenting news media, and the monarchy itself. Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stands up for her family, her country and herself, while managing to capture the hearts of the world. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever."
Diana features a book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music & lyrics by Bon Jovi member David Bryan, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Memphis. The production is directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, who worked together on the smash hit musical Come From Away.
As previously reported, the cast of Diana is led by Jeanna de Waal as the titular character, alongside Roe Hartrampf (as Prince Charles), Erin Davie (as Camilla Parker Bowles), and two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye (as Queen Elizabeth II), with Tessa Alves, Zach Adkins, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Bruce Dow, Richard Gatta, Lauren E.J. Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye Hopkins, Andre Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomas Matos, Chris Medlin, Laura Stracko, and Bethany Ann Tesarck.
The creative team behind Diana also features music supervision & arrangements by Olivier Award winner Ian Eisendrath, orchestrations by Tony Award nominee John Clancy, scenic design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, and sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen.
The world premiere of Diana was staged at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego with a sold-out, extended run from February 19 through April 14, 2019.
Diana is produced on Broadway by Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group.
Diana Tickets are available now for performances through November 22, 2020.
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