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La Jolla Playhouse announces Diana, a world-premiere musical from the Tony Award-winning Memphis team Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley, as part of the 2018/2019 season.
“One of the best things about La Jolla Playhouse is the way it serves as an artistic home to which amazing artists return again and again to develop their work,” said Ashley. “Among my favorite long-time collaborators are Joe DiPietro and David Bryan – their new musical brings to the stage one of the greatest cultural icons in modern history, and I can’t wait to share it with Playhouse audiences next season.”
The piece will join the four previously-announced plays in the 2018/2019 season, including the world premieres of Robert Askins’ The Squirrels, Lindsey Ferrentino’s The Year to Come, Will Power’s Seize the King, as well as the west coast premiere of Martyna Majok’s queens.
Tickets to the upcoming season are currently available only through a subscription purchase. Performance dates and the final production of the 2018/2019 season will be announced shortly. Please visit LaJollaPlayhouse.org or call (858) 550-1010 for more information.
It’s 1981 and the world is ready for a royal wedding — but is the 20-year-old bride ready for what comes after? Following her fairytale union, Princess Diana faces a distant husband, an unmovable monarchy and constant media scrutiny. But her unabashed honesty, modern perspective and gentle compassion galvanize a nation, even as it threatens the royal family’s hold on England.
Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis bring to the Playhouse this highly anticipated musical, featuring an eclectic original score, from classical melodies to 1980s-inspired pop and rock music.