A musical based on the life of late Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, is set to premiere on Netflix before its Broadway debut.
According to Guardian, Diana had been originally slated for an official opening on 31 March after previews earlier that month but production was shut down as a result of COVID-19. It is now set to open in May 2021 but in an unprecedented move, it will be premiered on Netflix before Broadway.
The musical will be filmed without an audience at the Longacre Theatre in New York with the original cast, including the Wicked and American Idiot star Jeanna de Waal as Diana. Producers have been working with the Actors’ Equity Association to ensure safety protocols are followed. Broadway theatres remain officially closed until next year.
Diana will now become the first ever Broadway production to premiere on the small screen before its official stage debut. A date for its Netflix debut has yet to be confirmed.