After a huge success at the Jolla Playhouse in San Diego last spring, the musical comedy Diana arrives on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre in march 2020. The piece traces the life of the princess of Wales until her car accident in Paris in the Alma tunnel in 1997. A life eventful and full of disillusionment as the show does not hesitate to put in scene. Thus, many members of the royal family of England are represented, including prince Charles, his future wife, Camilla Parker Bowles and queen Elizabeth II.
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“revive Diana on stage is obviously a huge privilege”
The play written by Joe DiPietro will benefit from the compositions of David Bryan ( Memphis, ) and the directed by Christopher Ashley. On the side of the actors, this is Jeanna de Wall, who will play the princess of Galle. “Revive Diana on stage is obviously a huge privilege,” she said in a video posted on the website of the show. A historical figure that the actress respect and admire: “I hope that people who do not know and are not aware of the route will leave the room with an idea of what she has done for the world. She gave everyone the impression of being unique,” she explains. The rest of the gang consists of Roe Hartrampf who will play her husband, Erin Davie will lend his features to Camilla Rosemary Shand and Judy inherits the daunting task of interpreting the queen Elisabeth II.
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A press highly critical
Already given in San Francisco the show was received with a warm welcome from the public, but much less criticism, particularly English, who found the musical “is so ridiculous and ironic that you can’t take it seriously,” according to Luciana Bellini, the correspondent of Tatler in California. To the editor-in-chief of the magazine Majesty Ingrid Seward, “this is such bad taste that it is better to ignore it. No member of the royal family will not be interested in it”.
comments violent, and without nuances that the public does not seem to have taken into account judging by the success of Diana . A princess who, 22 years after his death continues to make us dream.