DIANA: THE MUSICAL WILL PREMIERE ON NETFLIX OCTOBER 1, 2021
BROADWAY PERFORMANCES RESUME NOVEMBER 2, 2021
Producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group announced today that Diana: The Musical is coming back to Broadway this Fall. Pending Broadway's anticipated return with government approval, and following health and safety guidelines, previews are scheduled to resume at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Opening night will be Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Tickets for the Broadway engagement are now on sale through November 20, 2022 on telecharge.com.
Diana: The Musical will premiere as a special presentation on Netflix on Friday, October 1, 2021, two months ahead of its Broadway debut.
In a joint statement, the Diana producers said, "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. We could not be more thrilled to finally share both the film and the Broadway musical with the world."
The Special Netflix Presentation of Diana, directed by Christopher Ashley, was filmed in 2020 and features the original Broadway cast, led by Jeanna de Waal as "Diana", Roe Hartrampf as "Prince Charles", Erin Davie as "Camilla Parker Bowles", and two-time Tony Award® winner Judy Kaye as "Queen Elizabeth."
Diana celebrates the life of Princess Diana and the light of her legacy that continues to shine across the world. The musical has book and lyrics by Tony winner Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Bryan. Direction is by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, choreography by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine and musical supervision and arrangements by Olivier winner Ian Eisendrath.
The complete cast of Diana includes Zach Adkins, Tessa Alves, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Bruce Dow, Richard Gatta, Lauren E.J. Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye B. Hopkins, André Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomás Matos, Chris Medlin, Laura Stracko, and Bethany Ann Tesarck.
Diana tells the story of one of the most beloved women of modern times. Engaged to a prince she barely knows, 19-year-old Diana Spencer is thrust onto the world stage and, overnight, becomes the most famous woman in the world. As she struggles to navigate her way within the rigid structure of the royal family, Princess Diana finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, eventually finding her voice by devoting herself to those in need. Forced to endure a media spotlight brighter than the world has ever known, Princess Diana defies all expectations to emerge as her own woman and create a legacy that will endure forever.
DIANA: THE MUSICAL ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING WILL BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
FIRST OFFICIAL CAST ALBUM TRACK RELEASED TODAY
Today UMe releases "The World Fell In Love," the first official piece of music from the September 24 release of Diana: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording and announces the full track list, which previews the stellar performances that promise to take audiences on a revealing, emotional journey inside the palatial life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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With book and lyrics by Tony® winner Joe DiPietro, and music and lyrics by Tony Award® winner David Bryan, the life of the people's princess will unfold over two acts and 21 original songs. Diana: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available September 24 across all digital service providers and on CD with a booklet featuring the full lyrics and liner notes by Joe DiPietro. The album is produced by David Bryan and Ian Eisendrath, the show's Olivier Award-winning music supervisor/arranger. The complete track list is now confirmed:
3. The Worst Job In England
4. This Is How Your People Dance
5. Snap, Click
6. Whatever Love Means Anyway
7. I Will
8. The World Fell In Love
9. Happiness/Simply Breathe
10. She Moves in The Most Modern Ways
11. Diana (The Rage)
12. As I Love You
13. I Miss You Most on Sundays
14. Pretty, Pretty Girl
15. Here Comes James Hewitt
16. Him and Her (And Him And Her)/Just Dance
17. Secrets and Lies
18. The Main Event
19. Whatever Love Means Anyway (Reprise)
20. Pretty, Pretty Girl (Reprise)
21. The Words Came Pouring Out
22. The Dress
23. An Officer's Wife
24. If (Light the World)
Diana: The Musical celebrates the life of Princess Diana and the light of her legacy that continues to shine across the world. The cast recording underscores the emotional range of Diana: The Musical.
"The World Fell In Love," performed by Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie and Judy Kaye, is the third piece of music released from Diana: The Musical. YouTube video is currently available for "Underestimated" and "If," performed by Jeanna de Waal with composer and lyricist David Bryan, also known as Bon Jovi founding member and keyboard player, on piano.
David Bryan says "The making of the cast album was an unbelievable experience. We made it during the shutdown under the protocols. The musicians hadn't played for a long time. And when they did, they played with such joy. You can feel it on every track. And the actors sang wonderfully. UMe was very supportive of me and the project. It was great fun writing the music and co-writing the lyrics with Joe DiPietro. We made Diana, Charles, Camilla, the Queen and other characters sing each having a unique musical voice. I can’t wait for people to hear the album and see the show."
"Diana began previews right at the time when a mysterious virus was about to shut down the world," says Joe DiPietro. "No one knew what the future held, so we couldn't have been more thrilled when UMe stepped in to record the complete show. Now, as our return to live performances grows nearer, we're thrilled to share with you the next best thing—our spectacular cast led by Jeanna, Roe, Erin and Judy—as they give musical life to the most remarkable of princesses."
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