Home Theater Forget “The Crown”! Princess Diana Musical is Coming to Broadway Next Spring,...

We just can’t get enough of those British royals!

“The Crown” is returning in November. And every day Prince Harry and Megan Markle are in the news if they sneeze, or wear paisley.

Now the tragic saga of Princess Diana, Harry’s late mother, is coming to Broadway from its premiere at the LaJolla Playhouse in San Diego. No, it’s not called “Candle in the Wind.” It’s a musical, called “Diana,” and it hits town at the Longacre Theater on March 2, 2020 with an opening night of March 31st.

Jeanna de Waal, acclaimed for her performance in the title role when the show premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse, will lead the cast on Broadway. She will be joined by Roe Hartrampf as “Prince Charles,”  Erin Davie as “Camilla Parker Bowles,” and two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye as “Queen Elizabeth,” all of whom will be reprising their roles for Broadway. Christopher Ashley is directing, and the music is from Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, and Joe DiPietro. They wrote the songs for the musical, “Memphis.”

I am hopeful that there will be a song called “I Want to Be Your Tampon,” which is what Charles said to Camilla and was then parodied on “SNL.” Also hoping for characters based on James Hewitt, and Dodi Fayed, Diana’s two main boyfriends from her time in the sun.

 

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