World-Premiere Musical


Extended Again! February 19 - April 14, 2019 | Mandell Weiss Theatre

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro | Music and Lyrics by David Bryan

Choreography by Kelly Devine | Directed by Christopher Ashley

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In 1981, an assistant kindergarten teacher married the Prince of Wales and, overnight, became the most famous woman in the world. But behind the fairytale, 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.

Based on actual events.

Christopher Ashley and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) create this highly anticipated musical, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score.

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Gary & Marlene Cohen
The Dow Divas
Wendy Gillespie & Karen Tanz
Lynelle & William Lynch
Frank Marshall & Kathy Kennedy
Dr. Howard & Barbara Milstein
Becky Moores

Recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

There’s excitement for Diana across the globe!

» Vanity Fair (US)
» Hello! (UK)
» Cosmopolitan (Italy)
» People (US)
» ELLE (Mexico)
» Vogue (Germany)
» Daily Mail (UK)
» Eastday (China)
» Los Angeles Times (US)
» Sputnik (Russia)

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Cast & Creators
  • Creators
  • Cast
  • Design
Image of Joe DiPietro Joe DiPietro Book and Lyrics

is the writer and co-lyricist of Chasing the Song and Memphis. He won two Tony Awards for Memphis, which won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical. He won the Drama Desk Award and was nominated for another Tony Award for Best Book for his Gershwin show, Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick. Other works include the award-winning The Toxic Avenger (with David Bryan) and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, the longest-running musical revue in off-Broadway history.

Joe DiPietro Book and Lyrics
Image of David Bryan David Bryan Music and Lyrics

is a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist. He won three 2010 Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Orchestrations and Best Musical for the hit Broadway musical Memphis, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical. He is a Grammy® Award-winning keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi. Mr. Bryan is also a National Spokesperson for VH1’s Save the Music Program.

David Bryan Music and Lyrics
Image of Ian Eisendrath Ian Eisendrath Music Direction & Arrangements

served as Musical Supervisor for the Playhouse’s world-premiere production of Come From Away. His Broadway credits include Come From Away and A Christmas Story. Regional: Aladdin, A Room with a View, Secondhand Lions, Oklahoma!, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret, Into the Woods, West Side Story, Company, Sweeney Todd, Carousel, Titanic and Miss Saigon (5th Avenue Theatre); The Nutcracker and Susan Stroman’s Take Five (Pacific Northwest Ballet); A Christmas Story (Kansas City Rep), among others. Mr. Eisendrath is the Music Supervisor and Alhadeff Family Director of New Works at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Education: B.M.A. from University of Michigan.

Ian Eisendrath Music Direction & Arrangements
Image of Kelly Devine Kelly Devine Choreography

La Jolla Playhouse: Escape to Margaritaville, Come From Away, Peter and the Starcatcher, Zhivago, Private Fittings. Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, Come From Away, Zhivago, Rocky (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award nominations), Rock of Ages. International: Rocky (Germany), Rock of Ages (West End, UK tour, Toronto, Australia – Helpmann & Green Room Awards). Opera: Faust (The Met & ENO), Wozzeck (San Diego Opera). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Fat Camp, Frankenstein, Anne Wrecksick. Regional: Come From Away, Toxic Avenger, A Christmas Story, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Cabaret, Romeo and Juliet. Film/TV: Mozart in the Jungle, Dear Dumb Diary, Noami and Elf’s No Kiss List, Happy Texas, Zombie Pro, Untouchables.

Kelly Devine Choreography
Image of Christopher Ashley Christopher Ashley Direction

has served as La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic Director for over a decade. During his tenure, he has helmed such Playhouse productions as The Squirrels, Hollywood, The Darrell Hammond Project, Chasing the Song, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the musicals Escape to Margaritaville, Freaky Friday, Xanadu, Memphis, which won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Come From Away, for which he won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical. He also spearheaded the Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) series, the DNA New Work Series and the Resident Theatre program.

Christopher Ashley Direction
Image of Drew Bradford Drew Bradford
Image of Holly Ann Butler Holly Ann Butler
Image of Taylor Coleman Taylor Coleman
Image of Eric Coles Eric Coles
Image of Erin Davie Erin Davie
Image of Jeanna de Waal Jeanna de Waal
Image of Bruce Dow Bruce Dow
Image of Evan Duff Evan Duff
Image of Madison Noelle Hall Madison Noelle Hall
Image of Roe Hartrampf Roe Hartrampf
Image of Shaye B Hopkins Shaye B Hopkins
Image of Nicole Javier Nicole Javier
Image of Alyssa Junious Alyssa Junious
Image of Judy Kaye Judy Kaye
Image of Justin Keats Justin Keats
Image of Gareth Keegan Gareth Keegan
Image of Nathan Lucrezio Nathan Lucrezio
Image of Tomas Matos Tomas Matos
Image of Allyn Anthony Moriyon Allyn Anthony Moriyon
Image of Lauren Livia Muehl Lauren Livia Muehl
Image of Jamen Nanthakumar Jamen Nanthakumar
Image of Enrico Nassi Enrico Nassi
Image of Katheryne Penny Katheryne Penny
Image of Lindsay Roberts Lindsay Roberts
Image of Tara Shoemaker Tara Shoemaker
Image of Bethany Ann Tesark Bethany Ann Tesark
  • David ZinnScenic Design
  • William Ivey LongCostume Design
  • Natasha KatzLighting Design
  • Gareth OwenSound Design
  • Paul HuntleyWig Design
  • John ClancyOrchestrator
  • David HuberDialect Coach
  • Gabriel GreeneDramaturg
  • Telsey + Company;
    Rachel Hoffman, CSA
  • Martha DonaldsonStage Manager
  • Katrina HerrmannAssistant Stage Manager
  • Mandisa ReedAssistant Stage Manager
  • Benjamin SeibertProduction Manager
  • Sean BeachMoving Light Programmer
  • Jaki BradleyAssistant Director
  • Charlie SuttonAssociate Choreographer
  • Haley BennettAssociate Music Director
  • Tim McMathAssociate Scenic Designer
  • Cathy Parrott,
    Butler Robertson,
    Donald Sanders
    Associate Costume Designers
  • Aaron SpiveyAssociate Lighting Designer
  • Matt PeploeAssociate Sound Designer
  • Desiree Hatfield-BuckleyAssistant Costume Designer
  • Brandon RosenAssistant Lighting Designer
  • Tyler LarsonStage Management Assistant
  • Stephen JensenSound Design Assistant
  • Missy Simms,
    Eileen Williams
    Studio Teachers
  • Callie NestlerothSDC Observer
  • Danielle Dudley,
    Reed Jones
    Stage Management Interns
  • Holly Ann Butler,
    Justin Keats
    Dance Captains
  • Alberto AlvaradoMake-up Consultant
Venue Info

Mandell Weiss Theatre

The Mandell Weiss Theatre is a 492-seat proscenium arch theatre, with two front rows of removable seats allowing for a greater stage length. The theatre also maintains an upstairs wooden deck for parties, receptions and outdoor gatherings, and a small outdoor amphitheatre for pre-show entertainment.

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