Breaking: DIANA Musical Will Open on Broadway in 2020
The new musical based on the incredible real life story of an icon to end all icons, Diana, will open on Broadway in the spring of 2020, producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group announced today. Performances will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th St.), with an official Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Jeanna de Waal, acclaimed for her performance in the title role in the world premiere, will lead the cast on Broadway. She will be joined by Roe Hartrampfas "Prince Charles", Erin Davie as "Camilla Parker Bowles" and two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye as "Queen Elizabeth", all of whom will be reprising their roles for Broadway.
Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures.
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 had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year and was an instant sold-out hit, extending its run into the spring.
The new show features music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award®-winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award-winner & Tony Award-nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style as reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
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