‘Diana: The Musical’ Will Premiere on Netflix This October – Decider

Posted: March 31, 2021 at 6:33 am

Just when you thought theres no possible way to tell the story of Princess Diana in an updated, unique way, here comes Diana: The Musical. Netflix has just announced that the Broadway show, Diana: The Musical, will premiere on the streaming site on October 1, 2021. A performance of the stage show, which had to close in March 2020 due to COVID-19 while it was still in early previews, was filmed last year and features the original Broadway cast. It was also announced that, pending the approval to re-open live theater venues, the show will begin previews on December 1 at the Longacre Theatre in New York.

While several other Broadway shows have found great success on streaming sites during the pandemic, among them Hamilton on Disney+ and David Byrnes American Utopia on HBO Max, Diana: The Musical barely had a chance to gain exposure and a wide audience before closing last March.

The chance to share our show, first with Netflixs global audience, and then welcoming a live audience back on Broadway, is something weve all been dreaming about for more than a year, a statement from the shows producers reads. We could not be more thrilled to finally share both the film and the Broadway musical with the world.

Diana: The Musical stars Jeanna de Waal as Diana. Originally from England, de Waal is a Broadway and London theater veteran who has also appeared on Netflixs Marvel series Iron Fist. Supporting cast includes Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker-Bowles, and veteran stage actress Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth. The Netflix special presentation is directed by Christopher Ashley.

For a sneak peek of some of the music, check out de Waal performing one of the shows original songs, If, below.

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