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New Musical Diana Announces Erin Davie, Judy Kaye, and More to Join Jeanna de Waal

The creative team has also been announced for the world-premiere Joe DiPietro-David Bryan musical about Princess Diana.

Erin Davie will join the cast of the world premiere of the new musical Diana at La Jolla Playhouse.
Erin Davie will join the cast of the world premiere of the new musical Diana at La Jolla Playhouse.
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La Jolla Playhouse has announced the full cast and creative team for its upcoming world-premiere musical Diana, by Memphis creators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan. Directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (Clueless, the Musical), it will run February 19-April 7 at the Mandell Weiss Theatre.

Joining the previously announced Jeanna de Waal as Princess Diana are Erin Davie (Side Show) as Camilla Parker Bowles, Roe Hartrampf (Bad Guys) as Prince Charles, and Tony Award winner Judy Kaye (Anastasia) as Queen Elizabeth, along with 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.

The creative team will feature Ian Eisendrath (music supervisor), Tony winner David Zinn (scenic design), Tony winner William Ivey Long (costume design), Tony winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), Tony nominee Gareth Owen (sound design), and John Clancy (orchestrations).

Diana is described as follows: "In 1981, an assistant kindergarten teacher married the Prince of Wales and, overnight, became the most famous woman in the world. But behind the fairy tale, 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."