Earlier than the coronavirus pandemic shut down Broadway, a Princess Diana musical was in previews and set to open formally on March 31.
Telling the story of Diana’s “ill-fated romance” with Prince Charles, Diana: A True Musical Story has since been halted indefinitely together with the complete New York theater neighborhood. Nevertheless, maybe because of the profitable launch of Hamilton on Disney+, the historic musical has discovered a brand new house on Netflix in 2021.
“We communicate for the complete firm once we say that we couldn’t be extra excited to lastly have the ability to share our present with theater lovers in all places,” Diana’s producers mentioned in a joint assertion, per Individuals. “Although there is no such thing as a substitute for the dwell theater, we’re honored to be part of the standard leisure that Netflix supplies its subscribers worldwide.”
Broadway actor Jeanna de Waal, who stars as Princess Diana, advised Individuals she spent hours watching YouTube movies of the British icon, “devouring” interviews and clips of the princess along with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
“She’s not talking, however you possibly can see the best way that she’s caring for Harry and William, and the way she pertains to them. How she watches so intensely,” the actor mentioned. “She doesn’t appear distracted by something. She’s very current in each single second that she’s concerned with.” Diana: A True Musical Story additionally stars two-time Tony Award–successful actor Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, and Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles.
Roe Hartrampf, Judy Kaye, Jeanna de Waal, and Erin Davie attend a forged meet-and-greet in January 2020.
After all, Diana: A True Musical Story shouldn’t be the one historic drama in regards to the beloved royal we’ve got to sit up for within the close to(ish) future. Again in June it was introduced that Kristen Stewart is about to star as Woman Di within the new Pablo Larraín–directed drama Spencer. Larraín has a fairly good monitor file, notably on account of his work on Jackie, the 2016 Jackie Kennedy biopic starring Natalie Portman.
In keeping with Deadline, this movie “covers a essential weekend within the early ’90s, when Diana determined her marriage to Prince Charles wasn’t working, and that she wanted to veer from a path that put her in line to in the future be queen.” The drama will unfold over the course of three days “in one in every of her ultimate Christmas holidays within the Home of Windsor” and won’t wade into Princess Diana’s demise in 1997. As an alternative, Spencer will focus extra on her relationship with Prince Charles and her sons.
Manufacturing for Spencer is about to start in 2021, so we’ll simply should heat up with Diana: A True Musical Story first.