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Broadway’s ‘Diana, The Musical’ Closing After 33 Performances

According to the show’s producers, the Broadway production of Diana, The Musical will play its final performance on Sunday, December 19.

The musical began previews at the Longacre Theatre on November 02 and opened to withering reviews on Nov. 17. At time of its closing, the theatrical production will have only played 33 performances and 16 previews.

In a joint statement from the producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group: “We are extraordinarily proud of the Diana company and of the show onstage at the Longacre,” “Our heartfelt thanks go out to the cast, crew and everyone involved in creating the show. And to the audiences who have shown their love and support at every performance.”

The Broadway production and the Netflix film version taped at the theater (which, in an experimental move, debuted on the streamer a month prior to the stage opening) received harsh reviews from critics.

In recent weeks, the social media campaign for the Broadway musical took on a cheeky tone, playing on the campier elements of the musical favored by some audience members. The new marketing tack. however, couldn’t prevent the inevitable as tickets purchased for cancelled performances will be refunded.

Diana, The Musical features a book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan. Christopher Ashley directs, with choreography by Kelly Devine and musical supervision and arrangements by Ian Eisendrath. The cast stars Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.

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Author: Saul Goode

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