Full casting announced for Broadway premiere of Diana: The Musical
The musical will begin performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on March 2, 2020.
Producers have announced the full cast for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Diana at the Longacre Theatre. Diana will begin performances on March 2, 2020, with an official opening night on March 31, 2020, with performances currently scheduled through November 22, 2020.
New cast members will join the previously announced Jeanna de Waal as the titular character, who reprises her role from the musical’s world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. The Tony Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will play Queen Elizabeth, who won her Tony Awards for her performances in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Roe Hartrampf will portray Prince Charles, with Erin Davie playing Camilla Parker Bowles.
The full cast is completed by 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.
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."
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 features a book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music & lyrics by 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.
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.
Diana is produced on Broadway by Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group.
Diana Tickets are available now for performances from March 2 through November 22, 2020.
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