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EntertainmentPrincess Diana musical, set amid royal wedding drama, heads to Broadway

21:15  13 august  2019
21:15  13 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

A Musical About Princess Diana's Wedding Is Coming

A Musical About Princess Diana's Wedding Is Coming La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California has announced that they will be performing a musical about Princess Diana's wedding next year. The new musical, titled Diana, is set in 1981 and chronicles the life of the princess right before the royal wedding and after. 

Princess Diana musical, set amid royal wedding drama, heads to Broadway
Princess Diana musical, set amid royal wedding drama, heads to Broadway

A musical about Princess Diana is headed to Broadway this spring, and it won't skimp on the royal drama.

Theater website Playbill reports that the Joe DiPietro-David Bryan musical "Diana," centered around the late Princess of Wales, will begin performances at New York City's Longacre Theatre on March 2, with opening night set for March 31.

Princess Diana Musical to Make Broadway Debut in Spring 2020

Princess Diana Musical to Make Broadway Debut in Spring 2020 The production, titled 'Diana,' wrapped an extended world premiere run at California's La Jolla Playhouse in April. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

The bio musical premiered at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year and ended its sold-out run in April.

Jeanna de Wall, who starred as Diana during the La Jolla Playhouse run, will continue to lead the cast as the People's Princess. Roe Hartrampf will star as Prince Charles and Erin Davie portrays the infamous third woman in the marriage — Camilla Parker Bowles. Two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye stars as Queen Elizabeth II.

The plot dives right into royal affairs and is based on "actual events," according to the playhouse website. In 1981, an assistant kindergarten teacher married the Prince of Wales and, overnight, became the most famous woman in the world.

That's the fairy tale part.

But behind this fairy tale, there was a troubled marriage and a young woman struggling to find her voice. Facing an entrenched monarchy and unprecedented media scrutiny, "Princess Diana surprises everyone – including herself – as she grows into a global phenomenon and manages to change the world," the plot description says.

The musical is directed by Christopher Ashley and written by DiPietro and Bryan (one of the founding members of Bon Jovi), the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical "Memphis."

The Los Angeles Times gave the La Jolla Playhouse production mixed reviews. "The tone is ironic, the pulse is fast-moving and the tragic ending isn’t milked for tears," the review stated. The San Diego Union-Tribune called it "witty and provocative."

Harry and Meghan's tribute to Diana.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just shared a surprising public tribute to Princess Diana by posting one of her most incredible quotes on Instagram. For Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Instagram means a whole lot more than sharing candid pics with their friends. In fact, Harry and Meghan's official social media platform, which is named @SussexRoyal has provided a global stage for them to showcase, highlight and announce some amazing causes.

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