A musical based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, will premiere on Netflix before its Broadway debut.
The musical – simply called Diana – was set to open on 31 March but the production was shut down as a result of the Coronavirus. It will now open in May 2021, but you will be able to see it on Netflix first.
The musical will be filmed without an audience at the Longacre Theatre in New York with the original cast, including Jeanna de Waal as Diana.
“We speak for the entire company when we say that we couldn’t be more excited to finally be able to share our show with theatre lovers everywhere,” the producers said in a statement. “Though there is no substitute for the live theatre, we are honoured to be a part of the quality entertainment that Netflix provides its subscribers worldwide.”
Diana will now become the first-ever Broadway production to premiere on Netflix before its official stage debut. A date for its debut has yet to be confirmed.