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Is Diana going to Netflix?

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Is Diana going to Netflix?#1
Posted: 8/7/20 at 4:53pm

So...

Can someone explain to me how Broadway can reopen for Diana the Musical to film for Netflix but we cant open the theatres for the public?

What is Equity doing about it?

Updated On: 8/8/20 at 04:53 PM
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Diana going to Netflix#2
Posted: 8/7/20 at 4:56pm

Do you have a link regarding the Broadway production of Diana being filmed for Netflix? This is the first I am hearing anything about this, and a quick Google search yielded no results...

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Diana going to Netflix#3
Posted: 8/7/20 at 4:59pm
Since when? Do you have a source?
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Posted: 8/7/20 at 5:02pm
Other than a documentary on Diana (unrelated to the musical) that was announced in May, there is no credible source indicating that the musical is being filmed for Netflix.
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Diana going to Netflix#5
Posted: 8/7/20 at 5:03pm

Whether it's true or not, does someone really have to explain the huge difference between filming a show with no audience and having a live performance in front of 1,000+ people?

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Posted: 8/7/20 at 5:07pm

Like the others said, this is the first I’m hearing of this. Curious to hear where you heard this.

But to suggest a potential answer to your question: I’m assuming there either wouldn’t be an audience, or there would be just a few people in the audience social distancing, probably by invite only. Also, I think filming for TV and movies has now been allowed to start getting underway again, in some capacity, so maybe they could get away with it under those parameters?

As for the actors’ safety: I haven’t seen Diana, so I don’t know whether the content would lend itself to adjustments in the staging that allow for physical distancing. Is there a lot of hugging? A lot of kissing? A lot of scenes with big crowds? A lot of group dance numbers with a lot of people sweating? I don’t personally know. But it it doesn’t have a lot of that, it would make filming more likely. I would be curious to hear from someone who has seen the show.
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Diana going to Netflix#7
Posted: 8/7/20 at 5:14pm

First of all, your title is mis-leading. You should add a question mark. Second, Diana, the fllm starring Naomi Watts has nothing to do with the musical. Yes, the film is coming to Netflix but not the stage show. Broadway isn't open in 2020. Do your research before starting threads like this in the future. Thank you. 

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Diana going to Netflix#8
Posted: 8/7/20 at 6:11pm

That trickster Eauity at it again! 

I do love this concept though. Broadway having an open sign that they can just flip on for Netflix, so business resumes as per usual except theaters stay closed apparently. Diana, whoever she is, is filmed. They close up shop. Grrr at least open the theaters so people can get exposed to this thing!!!!!!! Eauity!!!!!!!!!!

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Diana going to Netflix#9
Posted: 8/7/20 at 6:36pm

Doesn't matter whether there's an audience or not.  It's not safe for the performers.

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Diana going to Netflix#10
Posted: 8/7/20 at 6:59pm

This is not the first time that troynow has posted unsubstantiated hearsay and acted as though it was somehow common knowledge or even something that was ready for public announcement.

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
Updated On: 8/7/20 at 06:59 PM
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Posted: 8/7/20 at 8:09pm

I have a good friend that works on the show that has heard nothing about this. They aren't even allowed inside the theater.

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Posted: 8/7/20 at 8:41pm

Kad said: "This is not the first time that troynow has posted unsubstantiated hearsay and acted as though it was somehow common knowledge or even something that was ready for public announcement."

 

True, but last time it happened, troynow ended up being correct. And this time it seems to have just been a misunderstanding about the 2013 film of the same name. 

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Posted: 8/7/20 at 9:32pm

JBroadway said: "Kad said: "This is not the first time that troynow has posted unsubstantiated hearsay and acted as though it was somehow common knowledge or even something that was ready for public announcement."

True, but last time it happened, troynow ended up being correct. And this time it seems to have just been a misunderstanding about the 2013 film of the same name.
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Yeah, "misunderstanding"....right. Something a little thing like a Google search would have clarified before having a proverbial meltdown on BWW...but yeah, there you have it....nonsense...SMDH

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Diana going to Netflix#14
Posted: 8/7/20 at 9:45pm

I'm pretty sure a proverbial meltdown requires all caps.

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Posted: 8/8/20 at 1:08am

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Posted: 8/8/20 at 2:21am

uncageg said: "I have a good friend that works on the show that has heard nothing about this. They aren't even allowed inside the theater."

The wardrobe crew had a work call a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if it’s related to this or was a one off however

Updated On: 8/8/20 at 02:21 AM
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Diana going to Netflix#17
Posted: 8/8/20 at 10:35am

Diana has done at least one virtual workshop during the shutdown.

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Posted: 8/8/20 at 10:43am

Kad said: "Diana has done at least one virtual workshop during the shutdown."

Productions have been doing Zoom rehearsals since shutdown.  All upcoming TV shows have already done their table reads via Zoom so things have continued on a regular basis though the work is still on pause.  

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Diana going to Netflix#19
Posted: 8/8/20 at 3:32pm

Tested, 14 days quarantine, show time[no audience]

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Diana going to Netflix#20
Posted: 8/8/20 at 3:49pm
I’m so confused by this thread? out of all the broadway shows that could be filmed for Netflix, why Diana?
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Posted: 8/8/20 at 4:14pm
It's not getting filmed. Now your confusion is over Diana going to Netflix
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Posted: 8/8/20 at 8:05pm
There is a work call this week!
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Posted: 8/8/20 at 8:40pm

No, no there is not. There is zero mention of this anywhere other than from what you’re saying. Furthermore,  considering that Equity has been in an uphill climb trying to make sure that their members can potentially work and be in an environment that is safe, that this, of all things on Broadway would suddenly be the one to get the green light on this? And, furthermore, why would any producer do this for a show that was forced to shut down early in previews? 

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Posted: 8/8/20 at 9:29pm

Islander_fan said: "No, no there is not. There is zero mention of this anywhere other than from what you’re saying. Furthermore, considering that Equity has been in an uphill climb trying to make sure that their members can potentially workandbe in an environment that is safe, that this, of all things on Broadway would suddenly bethe oneto get the green light on this? And, furthermore, why would any producer do this for a show that was forced to shut down early in previews?"

 

All questions have answers in their own time.

 

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Diana going to Netflix#25
Posted: 8/8/20 at 10:21pm

troynow said: "So...

Can someone explain to me how Broadway can reopen for Diana the Musical to film for Netflix but we cant open the theatres for the public?

What is Equity doing about it?
"

Not sure if it's for Netflix, but @troynow is correct that they are filming Diana at the end of the month in the empty theater. Can't reveal the source but it's happening.