'Diana, The Musical' to close on Broadway
The musical will play its final performance at the Longacre Theatre on December 19.
The People's Princess is making a royal exit. Diana, The Musical has set a closing date of December 19 after 7 weeks of performances.
Diana, The Musical began Broadway performances on November 1 and officially opened on December 2. The show was intended for an open-ended run at the Longacre Theatre. At the time of closing, the show will have played 16 preview performances and 33 regular performances.
"We are extraordinarily proud of the Diana company and of the show onstage at the Longacre," the producers Beth Williams of Grove Entertainment, Frank Marshall, and The Araca Group said in a joint statement. "Our heartfelt thanks go out to the cast, crew and everyone involved in creating the show. And to the audiences who have shown their love and support at every performance."
The show follows Princess Diana Spencer from 19 years old, when she met and married Charles, Prince of Wales, to her death at 36. In the meantime, Diana became a mother, contended with her husband's love affair, and developed an independent legacy as a philanthropist and fashion icon who challenged the rules of royalty.
Jeanna de Waal stars in the show as Diana, with Roe Hartrampf as Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles, and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth II. The creative team is led by director Christopher Ashley, bookwriter/lyricist Joe DiPietro, composer/lyricist David Bryan, and choreographer Kelly Devine.
A live performance of Diana was filmed in 2020 at the Longacre and released on Netflix in October 2021. The recording is still available to watch on the streaming platform.
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