DIANA: A NEW MUSICAL will premiere on Netflix ahead of its 2021 Broadway opening

Producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams)Frank Marshall and The Araca Group announced today that Diana: A New Musical will premiere on Netflix next year ahead of the Broadway opening. Diana, the upcoming new musical, currently on hiatus due to Covid-19, began previews on Monday, March 2, 2020, and was scheduled to open on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway. The musical is now set to open on Broadway on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

In a joint statement, the Diana producers said:

We speak for the entire company when we say that we couldn’t be more excited to finally be able to share our show with theater lovers everywhere. Though there is no substitute for the live theater, we are honored to be a part of the quality entertainment that Netflix provides its subscribers worldwide.

Diana, directed by Christopher Ashley, will be filmed without an audience on the stage of the Longacre Theatre and will feature the original Broadway cast including Jeanna de Waal as “Diana,” Roe Hartrampf as “Prince Charles,” Erin Davie as “Camilla Parker Bowles,” and two-time Tony Award® winner Judy Kaye as “Queen Elizabeth.” The producers have worked closely with Actor’s Equity Association on all protocols.

The complete cast of Diana includes Tessa AlvesZach AdkinsAshley AndrewsAusten Danielle BohmerHolly Ann ButlerStephen CarrascoBruce DowRichard GattaLauren E.J. HamiltonEmma HearnShaye B. HopkinsAndre JordanGareth KeeganNathan LucrezioTomás MatosChris MedlinLaura Stracko, and Bethany Ann Tesarck.

Diana brings us face-to-face with one of the 20th century’s most compelling figures in this landmark musical event. The musical has book & lyrics by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro and music & lyrics by Tony Award winner David Bryan (the same writing team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis), with direction by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), choreography by Olivier Award® winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away) and features an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award winner Ian Eisendrath (Come From Away).

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of AussieTheatre.com. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

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