book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro
music and lyrics by David Bryan
Originally produced at La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA
February 19 to March 31, 2019
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: In 1981, an assistant kindergarten teacher married the Prince of Wales and, overnight, became the most famous woman in the world. But behind the fairytale, there was a troubled marriage and a young woman struggling to find her voice. Facing an entrenched monarchy and unprecedented media scrutiny, Princess Diana surprises everyone – including herself – as she grows into a global phenomenon and manages to change the world.
Christopher Ashley and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) create this highly anticipated musical, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score.
Director: Christopher Ashley
Choreographer: Kelly Devine
Additional funders: Morristown Foerster, US Bank, Show Imaging, Gary and Marlene Cohen, Frank Marshall and Kathy Kennedy, Dr. Howard and Barbara Milstein, and Becky Moores