Jack Quann
Jack Quann

19.15 13 Aug 2019


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A musical based on the life of Britain's Princess Diana is to make its Broadway debut next spring.

Simply called 'Diana', it looks at the story of the assistant kindergarten teacher turned princess.

"She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever", the show's website remarks.

"In 1981, an assistant kindergarten teacher married the Prince of Wales and, overnight, became the most famous woman in the world.

"But behind the fairytale, there was a troubled marriage and a young woman struggling to find her voice.

"Facing an entrenched monarchy and unprecedented media scrutiny, Princess Diana surprises everyone - including herself - as she grows into a global phenomenon and manages to change the world."

Actress Jeanna de Waal will star in the title role.

She made her West End debut in the Queen musical 'We Will Rock You'.

She has also starred in 'Wicked' and 'The Rocky Horror Show'.

Princess Diana A poster for 'Diana' | Image: The Shubert Organization, Inc.

She can also be seen in the recurring role of Sophia in the Netflix/Marvel series 'Iron Fist.'

'Diana' made its world premiere earlier this year at La Jolla Playhouse in California.

On the role, de Waal said: "Creating Diana on stage is obviously a huge privilege - I'm a little daunted by the challenge, but it's a dream role.

"I hope people that come to see Diana that didn't know about her and weren't aware of her journey, leave the threatre with an idea of what she did for the world and the changes she made".

Roe Hartrampf will star as Prince Charles in his Broadway debut, while Erin Davie will take up the role of Camilla Parker-Bowles.

While Judy Kaye, who has appeared in productions of 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Mamma Mia', will play the role of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

It will be directed by Christopher Ashley and written by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan.

The production will have music supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, while Diana's iconic style will be re-imagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.

'Diana' is set to open at the Longacre Theatre in New York on March 31th, 2020.


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