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My Princess Diana to Be Performed as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit

The musical features music and lyrics by Karen Sokolof-Javitch and book by Catherine Dyson.

Brian Ray Norris will direct a benefit concert presentation of My Princess Diana.
(© Janie Willison)

Sprinkles Productions and the Theatre Authority will present a benefit concert of the new musical My Princess Diana as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which will receive 100 percent of proceeds. The concert will take place on March 9 & 10 at Ailey Citigroup Theatre at the Joan Weill Center.

Featuring music and lyrics by Karen Sokolof-Javitch, and book by Catherine Dyson, My Princess Diana is described as "an intimate, heartfelt musical that tells the story of Princess Diana, through the eyes of an ordinary American woman. Struggling to get back on her feet after a family tragedy, Nancy finds solace in her memories of Diana, a woman with whom she feels a deep personal connection despite the obvious disparities in their lives. On the anniversary of Diana's death, Nancy, a frustrated musician, sits at her neglected piano and begins to musically tell Diana's story. Her melodies unlock a magical score allowing Diana herself steps onto the stage and tell her well-known story from a very personal point of view. With humor and honesty, My Princess Diana, connects these two women's lives in a surprising, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting way."

The benefit concert is directed by Brian Ray Norris, with music direction by Brad Fugate and choreography by Kirk Sprinkles Pfeiffer. The cast includes Aimee Erickson as Nancy , Sophie Amelkin as Diana, James Conrad Smith, Juliette Stewart, Elizabeth M. Cottle, Amy Persons, Michael Cornell, Maddie Casto, Casey Miko, Stephanie Bacastow, Cait Kelly, Carroll Herring, Jazzy Sinkoff, Brian Kamps, Nico DiPrimo, Chris Williams, Caleb Donahoe, Mary Carpenter, Gina Artese, Kara Cooper, Olivia Kinter, Quimen Sanchez, and Amaker Smith.