Diana: The Musical — a highly-anticipated Broadway musical that was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic — is now set to stream on Netflix, ahead of its Broadway debut on October 1st, 2021. Netflix has recently released the trailer for the same, and it looks brilliant.
The musical will shed light on the luminous life of Princess Diana and highlight her legacy by portraying her story to the rest of the world. It is the first-ever musical to deal with the life of one of the most staggering figures of the 20th Century, the People’s Princess, who was adored by much of the globe.
The Tony Award-winning director Christopher Ashley helmed the musical at the historical Longacre Theatre last year without an audience.
The cast includes Jeanna de Waal as Diana, the Princess of Wales. Jeanna has previously stared in musicals like Kinky Boots and Carrie.
Although she was admittedly overwhelmed and nervous about playing the part of such a compelling figure, she expressed how it was a “huge privilege” to be able “to bring Diana to life on stage”.
Joining her are Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davis as Camilla Parker Bowles and the two-time Tony Award-winning actress Judy Kaye who will portray Queen Elizabeth.
The trailer shows a series of flashes throughout the musical as Princess Diana sings her heart out and talks about flying high and achieving her dreams. Some of the snippets feature her marriage with Charles, the birth of their first-born, William, a very disgruntled Charles going through the paper and more. The first look is indeed promising, and we cannot wait till October 1st to find out what the colourful and regal musical has in store for us.
Tony Award-winning Joe DiPietro has written the lyrics, while another Tony Award winner David Bryan has written the music and lyrics. Olivier Award winner kelly Devine has choreographed the musical, while another Olivier Award-winner, Ian Eisendrath, has overseen the entire musical arrangements.
Watch the fascinating trailer below: