Netflix seems to be fully investing in Diana Princess of Wales, as after Emma Corrin’s award-winning portrayal in The Crown the service will be streaming a new musical based on her life.
Diana: The Musical will be a musical retelling of the story of the late princess – who was herself a musical theatre fan – from her engagement to Prince Charles to her strained relationship with the royal family to the couple's much-publicised divorce.
For the first time ever, a Broadway musical will be available to stream at home ahead of its official opening, with this Hamilton-esque filmed performance arriving before the long-delayed show premieres in November.
With the release of Diana: The Musical now upon us, here's everything you need to know about the filmed show as it comes to Netflix.
How to watch Diana: The Musical
Diana: A New Musical will arrive on Netflix on Friday 1st October 2021.
The musical is set to make its Broadway debut on Wednesday 17th November 2021, with previews beginning on 2nd November.
The Netflix special was filmed in 2020 with the original Broadway cast and features a book and lyrics written by Memphis's Joe DiPietro.
What is Diana: The Musical about?
Diana is a musical retelling of Princess Diana's life, from her marriage to Prince Charles and the tabloids' obsession with her, to the decline of her marriage to the royal heir.
"A princess thrust onto the world stage. The tabloid media captivated by her beauty and vulnerability. The globe's most celebrated monarchy disrupted. This is the story of the most famous woman of the modern age as she struggles to endure a spotlight brighter than any the world had ever known," the musical teases.
"Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever."
Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, the Tony Award-winners behind musical Memphis, wrote Diana's book, music and lyrics, while Come From Away's Christopher Ashley directs the show.
Diana: The Musical cast
Diana: A New Musical stars British actress Jeanna De Waal (Iron Fist, Kinky Boots, Wicked) as the Princess of Wales, while Roe Hartrampf (Madam Secretary, The Get Down) acts opposite her as Prince Charles.
Erin Davie, best known for starring in Broadway musicals Grey Gardens and Sunday in the Park With George, plays Camilla Parker Bowles, alongside Tony Award-winning Judy Kaye (Wicked, Anastasia) as Queen Elizabeth II.
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How do I listen to the Diana soundtrack?
The Original Broadway Cast Recording for Diana: The Musical was released on 24th September, and is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, YouTube Music, Tidal and Deezer.
The soundtrack can be purchased and downloaded as an MP3 from Amazon and the iTunes Store, while you can also buy the CD which is released on 1st October.
Diana: The Musical Trailer
A trailer was released in September 2021, giving a taste of the songs, the iconic fashion and the many memorable moments from Diana's life that will feature in the musical: