Open run | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Diana: A True Musical Story

From 47 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Cliched

About the show

From writers of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical "Memphis" and the Tony-winning director of "Come from Away," comes this new Broadway musical about the life and legend of Princess Diana. More…

From the show:

DIANA is the electrifying new musical about a woman who chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless.

When Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, she instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever. 

Written by JOE DiPIETRO and DAVID BRYAN (Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Memphis), directed by Tony winner CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY (Come From Away) with choreography by Tony nominee KELLY DEVINE (Rock of Ages) and music supervision and arrangements by IAN EISENDRATH (Come From Away), this sensational production brings the legend of Princess Di to thrilling new life onstage.

2h 15m | Open run | Longacre Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (47)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, Cliched
73
Avg Score

During previews
88
Great music, Surprising, Great acting, Great singing, Fun!

See it if Great actors, story, storytelling, sets, music, direction and concept. This was a fun show while being respectful and informative.

Don't see it if You expect this to be a somber homage to the princess.

Also It was really brilliant to take this story which tragic end we already... Read more Read less

During previews
86
Guilty pleasure, Fun, Great story, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a super JUICY story. I wasn't aware of it all. Immensely entertaining & surprisingly a very fun show. Amazing vocals/catchy music

Don't see it if You prefer more high falutin musicals. This show is a Guilty Pleasure in the best possible way.

Also I was surprised how fun this show was. I was kind of expecting it to b... Read more Read less

During previews
72
Entertaining, Great singing, Banal, Classless, Trashy

See it if You love the tabloid-story side of Diana — all affairs and gossip.

Don't see it if You’re expecting this to be an interesting, tasteful bio-musical. It’s mildly entertaining rock-tabloid trash, insulting to Diana’s memory.

During previews
60
We already know the story. now it’s put mediocre music

See it if You like any story about the Britsh royals

Don't see it if You want a good new take and some decent music.

During previews
91
Refreshing, Great staging, Campy, Irreverent, Funny

See it if you want to see an irreverent, campy piece about the "romance" of Charles. Diana and Camilla. DiPietro returning to I Love You, Your Perfect

Don't see it if Diana is your untouchable saint and icon. Here she is often surrounded in the Blue light of less than pure thoughts

Also Not the over the top camp of Toxic Avenger or the almost docudrama qua... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Great singing, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see a very fluffy show about the late Diana. The singing and dancing are good but the play itself demeans Diana and Charles.

Don't see it if You are tired of “Everything, the Musical”. Nothing new here.

During previews
89
Funny, Colorful, Great singing, Entertaining, Bittersweet

See it if you want a "true musical story" that does exactly what it is supposed to do...entertain. Catchy tunes, great staging and a robust cast.

Don't see it if you need depth, or a historically perfect account of the Princess Diana/ Prince Charles story.

Also We all know the story, especially the tragic ending, when a beloved fi... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You want to see a 'big' Broadway musical based on the Princess Di story. The voices are great. This is what everyone expects in a musical.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a musical version of the 'tabloid' Princess Di story. You don't want to see a musical 'for the masses'.

Also While the talent was top notch, the musical was the typical formula - ... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Fun!, Messy, Must see, Great wigs, Campy

See it if you enjoy CAMP. This show may think it's powerful & profound but it's written by the Toxic Avenger guys! (There are dancing paparazzi!)

Don't see it if you're expecting a bio musical as rich an artful as Evita (which the creators seem "influenced" by), or as elegant as its subject matter.

Also Look, it's not an objectively great show but I had FUN! It was exactly... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Unnecessary, Ridiculous, Superficial

See it if you must see everything that has Diana's name on it, even if it's broad, bland kitch, rehashing a well-known story with no new insights.

Don't see it if you're tired of generic middle-of-the-road rock ballad score, inane lyrics and lazy choreography, turning a celebrity's life into telenovela

Also This is the sort of show that gives musicals a bad name. At times, it ... Read more Read less

During previews
98
Great staging, Great score, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like a fresh new musical with a terrific cast that is both funny and moving.

Don't see it if you don't like the use of foul language.

During previews
71
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You love the Diana story.

Don't see it if One more musical that falls short

During previews
79
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear some great music. The story you know and the ending is not a surprise but the costumes are great.

Don't see it if You expect to learn something new or leave with wanting more.

During previews
81
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if A fun show. Fast paced. Spot on acting. Enjoyable experience and very entertaining

Don't see it if Music does not stand out

During previews
60
Disappointing, Watered-down, Inconsistent, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you love everything Royals and want to hear De Waal's smooth voice. Costumes are classic

Don't see it if you like a consistent mood of the characters-they were serious than all of sudden not or you don't like a watered-down story and abrupt end

During previews
40
Great singing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if you're want to see a gloriously campy train-wreck. Just about every aspect (other than the costumes) is a wonderful disaster

Don't see it if you're looking for a good show. You have issues with the Windsors being rewritten into a telenovela. You need a classy score.

Also How this got this far is a great mystery to me but on some level I'm r... Read more Read less

During previews
49
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You love anything about Lady Diana.

Don't see it if You enjoy plays or musicals with depth.

Also Sadly, this is a cartoon version of the story of Charles, Diana and Ca... Read more Read less

During previews
50
In poor taste, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You're obsessed with all things Royal and/or British tabloid.

Don't see it if You respect Diana's memory or are looking for a quality show.

Also Listen, the first act of this show is camp as hell and very fun in a "... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in Princess Diana’s life. You like catchy tunes. If you like “pretty” costumes. True stories told with song.

Don't see it if You don’t like Princess Diana. True stories aren’t your thing. If you want greats sets. If you don’t like the word “f*ck”.

During previews
60
Nailed the fashions, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You are a Royal family fan

Don't see it if You expect to enjoy music or lyrics

During previews
75
Great singing, Insipid, Fluffy, Banal, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a musical about Diana. This show tells the story of her life in abbreviated form. It's entertaining and pleasant.

Don't see it if you're expecting a deep character study. This is a shallow biography that uses Diana's life as material. The lyrics are amateurish.

During previews
76
Throwback, Misfire, Entertaining, Cliched, Banal

See it if You need a night out and that means a Broadway show with performers and dancers singing & dancing AT YOU

Don't see it if You know the Diana story, even peripherally, and will be looking for key plot points, many that are overlooked & confused in timeline

Also Stay for Act 2 - James Hewitt bit & the song “The Dress.” Give them th... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Campy, Great singing, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if for a campy musical and want to see what an 80s style musical would be and you can go all in for the campiness. The cast is talented though.

Don't see it if simplistic and very rhymey lyrics aren’t your thing, I’m not sure how accurately Diana was portrayed but I’m not a die-hard royal watcher...

Also Despite its campiness, the show moves along well so it is not tortuous... Read more Read less

During previews
55
Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Romantic, Slow

See it if you're a fan of the Royals and specifically the Charles and Diana story

Don't see it if you're looking for something new and original

Also Full disclosure, I probably wouldn't have seen this show if I hadn't b... Read more Read less

During previews
68
Informative, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You're in for a great costume parade and some fun 80s/90s feel music and if youre a mild fan of Diana/the Monarchy

Don't see it if You're a huge musical theatre fan who prefers more dialogue and a focused moral.


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