With previews set to begin March 2, 2020 toward a March 31 opening, the Broadway-bound Diana – A True Musical Story is one of the new musicals opening on the Great White Way this season. With the opening approaching, the complete cast has been revealed.
Joining the previously announced 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”, will be Tessa Alves, Zach Adkins, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Bruce Dow, Richard Gatta, Lauren E.J. Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye Hopkins, Andre Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomas Matos, Chris Medlin, Laura Stracko, and Bethany Ann Tesarck.
“The common-born princess thrust onto the world stage. The tabloid media utterly captivated by her stunning looks and astonishing vulnerability. The globe’s preeminent dynasty teetering on a knife’s edge. This is the story of the most famous woman of the modern age as she struggles to endure a spotlight brighter than any the world had ever known. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals, and she captured her nation’s heart by leading with her own. She was Diana, Princess of Wales, and her legacy will live forever.”
The musical features book & lyrics by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro and music & lyrics by Tony Award winner David Bryan (both of Memphis). Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), will direct with choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away).
The creative team also includes scenic design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, and orchestrations by Tony Award nominee John Clancy.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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