Today UMe is releasing “The World Fell In Love”, the official first track from the September 24th release of Diana: The original musical recording of the Broadway cast and announces the full track list, which provides a preview of the stellar performances that promise to take audiences on an eye-opening and emotional journey inside the palace life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
With the book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, as well as music and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Bryan, the life of the People’s Princess will unfold in two acts and 22 original songs. Diana: The original musical recording of the Broadway cast will be available on September 24 from all digital service providers and on CD with a booklet containing the full lyrics and backing notes of Joe DiPietro. The album is produced by David Bryan and Ian Eisendrath, the show’s musical supervisor / arranger, winner of an Olivier Award.
Diane: the musical celebrates the life of Princess Diana and the light of her legacy that continues to shine across the world. The recording of the cast highlights the emotional range of Diane: the musical.
The cast recording features performances from an extraordinary company which includes Jeanna de Waal (Kinky Boots, American Idiot) as Diane; Roe Hartrampf (Emilie in Paris), making his Broadway debut as Prince Charles; Theater World Award winner Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles; and Judy Kaye, two-time Tony Award winner, playing the role of Queen Elizabeth.
“The World Fell In Love”, performed by Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie and Judy Kaye, is the third piece of music released from Diana: The Musical. A YouTube video is currently available for “Underestimated” and “If”, performed by Jeanna de Waal with composer and lyricist David Bryan, also known as founding member and keyboardist of Bon Jovi, on piano.
The new Broadway show, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come from afar) and choreographed by winner of the Olivier Kelly Devine Award (Come from afar), will make its world debut as a special presentation on Netflix on October 1, then return to life at New York’s Longacre Theater with premieres on November 2, followed by opening night on November 17. From his Netflix debut, to his Broadway Opening Night, Diane: the musical features the cast’s stellar performances on the cast’s original recording.
The full cast of Diane: the musical includes Zach Adkins, Tessa Alves, Ashley Andrews, Austen Danielle Bohmer, Bruce Dow, Holly Ann Butler, Stephen Carrasco, Richard Gatta, Lauren EJ Hamilton, Emma Hearn, Shaye B. Hopkins, André Jordan, Gareth Keegan, Nathan Lucrezio, Tomás Matos , Chris Medlin, Laura Stracko and Bethany Ann Tesarck.
David Bryan says: “Making the cast album was an incredible experience. We did this during the shutdown according to the protocols. The musicians hadn’t played for a long time. And when they did, they played with such joy. You can feel it on every track. And the actors sang wonderfully. UMe supported me and the project a lot. It was a lot of fun writing the music and co-writing the lyrics with Joe DiPietro. We had Diana, Charles, Camilla, the Queen and other characters sing along, each with a unique musical voice. I can’t wait for people to hear the album and see the show.
“Diane premiered just as a mysterious virus was about to shut down the world, ”says Joe DiPietro. “No one knew what the future had in store for us, so we couldn’t have been more thrilled when UMe stepped in to record the entire show. Now, as our return to the shows draws closer, we’re excited to share with you the next best thing – our spectacular cast led by Jeanna, Roe, Erin and Judy – as they bring the most remarkable princess to musical life. .
Diane: the musical tells the story of one of the most beloved women of modern times. Engaged to a prince she barely knows, 19-year-old Diana Spencer is propelled onto the world stage and, overnight, becomes the most famous woman in the world. As she struggles to make her way through the rigid structure of the royal family, Princess Diana finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, eventually finding her voice by dedicating herself to those in need. Forced to endure a media spotlight brighter than the world has ever known, Princess Diana defies all expectations to become his own wife and create a legacy that will last forever.
Diana: The list of musical pieces:
” Underestimated “
“The worst job in England”
“This is how your people dance”
“Everything love means anyway”
“The world has fallen in love”
“Happiness / Just breathe”
“She moves in the most modern way”
“Diane (La Rage)”
“Like I love you”
“I miss you the most on Sunday”
“Pretty, pretty girl”
“This is James Hewitt”
“Him and her (and him and her) / Just Dance”
“Secrets and Lies”
“The main event”
“Anything Love Means Anyway (Reprise)”
“Pretty, pretty girl (Reprise)”
“The words have spread”
“The wife of an officer”
“If (enlighten the world)”