I know, Spring has literally just sprung, so we’ll have to wait a bit, but the streaming giant has just confirmed that they will be bringing a live recording of Diana: The Musical to screens this fall!
A musical about Princess Diana got through nine previews before Broadway shut down. Now it’s one of the first with a resumption plan: tickets on sale today, a streamed version on Netflix beginning Oct. 1, and in-person performances starting Dec. 1. https://t.co/z9EFfr3kiX
— Michael Paulson (@MichaelPaulson) March 30, 2021
Diana: The Musical was actually filmed without an audience on Broadway during lockdown – due to the ongoing pandemic – and will officially be released on October 1.
Its release date comes just two months prior to preview performances resuming on stage in New York City. Production was due to open on Broadway in March 2020 but was forced to abandon plans due to the pandemic.
The wait is nearly over! ✨ @DianaOnBroadway returns to Broadway on December 1st, with tickets on sale now! Can’t hold out that long? You can catch us on @Netflix, premiering October 1st! https://t.co/Wiwf3koEX9 https://t.co/ZLRopfdTR6
— DIANA The Musical (@DianaOnBroadway) March 30, 2021
As for the storyline, in a nutshell, Diana tells the story of none other than the Princess of Wales as she struggles to live agreeably within the British royal family.
The show’s producers shared their excitement for Diana’s streaming debut, ‘The chance to share our show, first with Netflix’s global audience, and then welcoming a live audience back on Broadway, is something we’ve all been dreaming about for more than a year.’
Meanwhile, Jeanna de Waal takes on the role of Diana, whilst Roe Hartrampf plays Prince Charles, Erin Davie plays Camilla Parker Bowles, and Judy Kaye fills the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II.