WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- “Diana: The Musical” will debut on Netflix in October prior to its Broadway debut in December.
- The show’s relevance recently regained popularity because of Oprah Winfrey’s tell-all interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
- Jeanna de Waal will play as the late Princess of Wales.
“Diana: The Musical” will premiere on Netflix before its Broadway debut.
The musical about the late Princess of Wales was filmed in a New York theater last September, absent any audience amid the pandemic, and will be available for streaming on Netflix starting October 1.
Meanwhile, its Broadway show at the Longacre Theatre will resume on December 1, with an opening night on December 16 — which is one year and eight months late compared to the original opening on March 31, 2020.
With Oprah Winfrey’s recent explosive interview with Diana’s son, Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan Markle, “Diana” has regained relevance, getting the whole world’s interest back into the royal family affairs.
The show, directed by Christopher Ashley (“Come From Away”), stars Jeanna de Waal as the princess who tragically passed away in a 1997 Paris car accident. Its music and lyrics are by David Bryan (“Memphis”), and the book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro (“Memphis”).
Tickets are now on sale through November 2022.
There’s no firm date yet for the resumption of Broadway shows in New York. Theater insiders are certain that Broadway can afford to pay bills as well as earn, but only when a show is fully booked. However, with the safety measure set in theaters — no more than 150 people with vaccination passports can be accommodated — Broadway profit seems unfeasible at this time.
The president of the Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin, recently told the Points Guy that a few productions are scheduled to reopen as early as September.
Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman’s “The Music Man” at the Winter Garden Theatre starts previews on December 20 this year, and will open on February 10, 2022.
Source: New York Post