If you’re looking forward to Diana: The Musical‘s Netflix debut on October 1st, Broadway has a sneak peek for you! Audio from Diana: The Musical will be available to download on September 24th. @dianaonbroadway has been sharing photos and clips throughout social media and we’re actually pretty curious!
The Diana cast album was recorded with UMe, a division of Universal Music Group, and produced by Broadway composers David Bryan and Ian Eisendrath, who also supervised and arranged the musical. According to BroadwayNews.com, Diana‘s book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro with music and lyrics by David Bryan and direction by Christopher Ashley.
I have shamelessly been rewatching SMASH, the 2012 scripted drama about the development of a musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe… so this is right up my alley.
“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,” producers said in a press release sent to ToDiForDaily.com.
Netflix’s Diana: The Musical features the original Broadway cast. Jeanna de Waal plays Princess Diana, Roe Hartrampf is Prince Charles, Erin Davie is Camilla Parker Bowles, and Judy Kaye is Queen Elizabeth.
The synopsis reads, “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 also stars 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.