Diana The Musical (2021)
Diana brings us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event. The musical has book & lyrics by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro and music & lyrics by Tony Award winner David Bryan.
Broadway producers of Diana the Musical, which had to close the musical in March 2020 due to the pandemic, were offered a unique proposition from streaming giant Netflix - film the show while the show is closed, in the height of the pandemic, and offer it to worldwide viewers ahead of its Broadway opening.
Netflix reportedly spent $10 million on both the rights to film the show, and the production itself.
In order to film the show, Actors’ Equity approved the safety plan for the filming of Diana - which included an isolation plan for the actors and stage managers involved in the show, constant testing for all Equity members, and the installation of new ventilation system in the Longacre Theatre.
The musical was then shot at its Broadway home, the Longacre Theatre, without an audience.
The reaction to Diana has been overwhelmingly negative, with critics and viewers criticizing the production for its poor execution of Diana's life. The show, which opened on Broadway November 17 2021, closed just a little over a month later.
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Release Date: 2021-10-01
- Runtime: 150