Monday, June 17, 2024

Broadway: “Diana,” the Musical That Won’t Go Away, Going First to Netflix then Opens Dec. 16th


Princess Diana always went her own way. Her musical is following suit.

“Diana The Musical” almost opened a year ago. The pandemic caused it to go dark before opening night. The buzz wasn’t great anyway.

Now Diana will return on December 1st for previews before an opening on the 16th.

But first there will be a TV special to edition on Netflix October 1st. This will either stoke interest or kill the show for good. Producers are betting on the former.

Diana will no doubt benefit from all the Meghan Markle controversies. You can bet on loads of articles on whether Prince Harry and his wife will come see it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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