- A musical about Princess Diana is heading to Netflix.
- The Broadway production of Diana: A New Musical was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- The musical will be filmed without an audience at the Longacre Theatre in New York.
A musical about the life of Princess Diana will premiere on Netflix before its Broadway run.
The production of Diana: A New Musical was scheduled to open on 31 March but was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports CNN.
It will now open in May 2021 but will be available on the streaming service before then.
Netflix also shared the news on Twitter. "Broadway is coming to Netflix. The new stage musical @DianaOnBroadway, starring Jeanna de Waal, will premiere next year ahead of its 2021 Broadway opening," they said.
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The show, which will star the original cast including Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles, and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth, will be filmed without an audience at the Longacre Theatre in New York.
In a joint statement, the producers said: "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. 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," reports The Guardian.
Netflix has not yet announced a premiere date for the musical.
Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht