Aug 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Netflix to stream Diana musical before Broadway debut

Diana the musical will be streamed on Netflix next year before it makes its official Broadway debut. A filmed version of the musical, featuring the original Broadway cast, will be made without an audience in New York. "Though there is no substitute for the live theatre, we are honoured to be a part of the quality entertainment that Netflix provides its subscribers worldwide," the producers of Diana said in a joint statement. The production, which was originally set to open this March, had been running in previews at the time of theatre shutdowns in the US. This is the first time a Broadway show has gone straight to the small screen before its theatrical debut. The Disney+ service began streaming a filmed version of Hamilton, the runaway Broadway hit, earlier this summer.

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