Read What Critics Thought of the New Princess Diana Bio-Musical, Diana | Playbill

The Verdict Read What Critics Thought of the New Princess Diana Bio-Musical, Diana The musical opened at La Jolla Playhouse March 3.
Lauren Livia Muehl and Jeanna de Waal Little Fang

Diana officially opened at La Jolla Playhouse March 3, with Jeanna de Waal in the title role as the late Princess of Wales.

Written by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan (the creative team behind Memphis), Diana takes a look at the life of the People’s Princess during her marriage to Prince Charles and their eventual separation.

Read what critics had to say below:

Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)
San Diego Tribune (James Hebert)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

In addition to de Waal as Princess Diana, the production stars Roe Hartrampf (Off-Broadway’s Bad Guys) as Prince Charles, Erin Davie (Side Show) as Camilla Parker Bowles, and Tony winner Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera) as Queen Elizabeth.

Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Holly Ann Butler, Taylor Coleman, Eric Coles, Bruce Dow, Evan Duff, Madison Noelle Hall, Shaye Hopkins, Nicole Javier, Justin Keats, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomas Matos, Allyn Moriyon, Lauren Livia Muehl, Jamen Nanthakumar, Enrico Nassi, Katheryne Penny, Lindsay Roberts, Tara Shoemaker, and Bethany Ann Tesarck.

Diana features direction by Christopher Ashley, choreography by Kelly Devine, sets by David Zinn, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Gareth Owen, and orchestrations by John Clancy. Casting is by Telsey + Company.

Photos: A Look at the World Premiere of Diana at La Jolla Playhouse

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