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New York: Bruce Dow, known from 12 sessions at Stratford, will be Diana’s butler in “Diana: The Musical”
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group announced that Diana: The Musical is coming back to Broadway this Fall. Pending Broadway's anticipated return with government approval, and following health and safety guidelines, previews are scheduled to resume at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Opening night will be Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Tickets for the Broadway engagement are now on sale through November 20, 2022 on telecharge.com.
Diana: The Musical will premiere as a special presentation on Netflix on Friday, October 1, 2021, two months ahead of its Broadway debut.
In a joint statement, the Diana producers said, "The chance to share our show, first with Netflix's global audience, and then welcoming a live audience back on Broadway, is something we've all been dreaming about for more than a year. We could not be more thrilled to finally share both the film and the Broadway musical with the world.”
The Special Netflix Presentation of Diana, directed by Christopher Ashley, was filmed in 2020 and features the original Broadway cast, led by Jeanna de Waal as "Diana", Roe Hartrampf as "Prince Charles", Erin Davie as "Camilla Parker Bowles", and two-time Tony Award® winner Judy Kaye as "Queen Elizabeth.”
Diana celebrates the life of Princess Diana and the light of her legacy that continues to shine across the world. The musical has book and lyrics by Tony winner Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Bryan. Direction is by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, choreography by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine and musical supervision and arrangements by Olivier winner Ian Eisendrath.
The complete cast of Diana includes Bruce Dow as Paul Burrell, Gareth Keegan as James Hewitt, Nathan Lucrezio as Andrew Morton, André Jordan as Colin, Chris Medlin as Graham, Zach Adkins as Andrew Parker Bowles, Holly Ann Butler as Sarah Spencer plus Tessa Alves, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Stephen Carrasco, Richard Gatta, Lauren E.J. Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye B. Hopkins,, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomás Matos,, Laura Stracko, and Bethany Ann Tesarck.
Canadians will know Bruce Dow from his twelve seasons at the Stratford Festival where her played King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, The EmCee in Cabaret, Trinculo in The Tempest and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In Toronto Dow won two Dora Mavor Moore awards for Best Actor.
With book and lyrics by Tony® winner Joe DiPietro, and music and lyrics by Tony Award® winner David Bryan, the life of the people's princess will unfold over two acts and 21 original songs. Diana: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available September 24 across all digital service providers and on CD with a booklet featuring the full lyrics and liner notes by Joe DiPietro. The album is produced by David Bryan and Ian Eisendrath, the show's Olivier Award-winning music supervisor/arranger.
Photo: Bruce Dow © Ian Brown.