Jeanna de Waal in “Diane”
(Photo: Matthieu Murphy)
Diane, a new musical about the life of Princess Diana, will end its Broadway this month. The musical will play its final performance on December 19, just a month after opening at the Longacre Theater on November 17. At the time of closing, Diane will have played 33 performances and 16 previews.
“We are extremely proud of the Diana Company and the performing on stage at the Longacre,” producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group said in a joint statement. “Our sincere thanks go to the cast, crew and everyone involved in the creation of the show. And to the audience who showed their love and support with every performance.”
Created by Tony’s winning team behind Memphis—Composer / Lyricist David Bryan, Writer / Lyricist Joe DiPietro and Director Christopher Ashley — The cast of the musical is directed by Jeanna de Waal in the title role, with Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and two-time winner Tony Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth, all of whom have reprise their performances from the musical’s world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse.
Full set includes Zach Adkins, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Holly Ann Butler, Richard Gatta, Alex Hairston, Lauren EJ Hamilton, Shaye B. Hopkins, André Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Libby Lloyd, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomás Matos, Chris Medlin, Anthony Murphy, Kristen Faith Oei, Laura Stracko, Bethany Ann Tesarck and Michael Williams.
The production includes choreography by Kelly Devine and musical supervision / arrangements by Ian Eisendrath, with set design by David Zinn, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Gareth Owen and the orchestrations of John Clancy.