Broadway musical 'Diana' to bypass closed stage for Netflix
NEW YORK The Broadway musical Diana isn't waiting for theaters to reopen in New York to offer its show to a live audience it's going to Netflix. Though there is no substitute for the live theater, we are honored to be a part of the quality entertainment that Netflix provides its subscribers worldwide, the show's producers said in statement Wednesday. Producers have worked out safety protocols with Actors Equity Association, the labor union representing actors and stage managers. Netflix has several live-capture Broadway shows in its library like Bruce Springsteen's one-man musical and Kerry Washington's American Son but the cameras usually came in to film at the end of the live show's run, or the release was made after the show's conclusion. Diana, which tells the story of the late Diana Spencer, started previews on Broadway in early March but never officially opened at the Longacre Theatre before the pandemic wiped out all live theater.