While the late Princess Diana of Britain may no longer be with us, she still continues to live in the hearts of all her fans and loved ones. She truly was a people’s princess and many were inspired by her way of life and the way she presented herself. And now, a new musical about Lady Diana is all set to be filmed without an audience and will be aired on Netflix in early 2021, after which it will debut on Broadway; its producers announced this week.
While this may be a strange way to present a musical, the musical Diana will be aired in this way owing to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. “We couldn’t be more excited to finally be able to share our show with theater lovers everywhere,” the producers said in a statement. “Though there is no substitute for the live theater, we are honored to be a part of the quality entertainment that Netflix provides its subscribers worldwide,” the statement concluded.
The musical had plans to open on March 31, 2020 but was delayed for obvious reasons. Previews for the show however had kick started in earlier weeks of March. Fans are hyped for the production which outlines the life of Diana, her courtship and marriage to Prince Charles and the inevitable divorce. It is now scheduled to open on May 25, 2021.
The Actors’ Equity Association, a labor union representing stage actors, said it had approved a safety plan for rehearsals and recording of the musical. The plan includes regular coronavirus testing, isolating actors and stage managers and changes to ventilation in backstage areas, the group said in a statement.
This is a great opportunity for all Diana fans to be able to watch the musical on Netflix before the launch on Broadway.