La Jolla Playhouse has added the world-premiere musical Diana to its 2018-19 season, a new show written by the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics). Playhouse artistic director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) directs.
Diana is described as follows: "It's 1981 and the world is ready for a royal wedding — but is the 20-year-old bride ready for what comes after? Following her fairytale union, Princess Diana faces a distant husband, an unmovable monarchy and constant media scrutiny. But her unabashed honesty, modern perspective and gentle compassion galvanizes a nation, even as it threatens the royal family's hold on England."
The piece will join four previously announced plays for the 2018-19 season, including the world premieres of Robert Askins's The Squirrels, Lindsey Ferrentino's The Year to Come, Will Power's Seize the King, as well as the West Coast premiere of Martyna Majok's Queens.
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