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Local Tony-Winning Director to Direct Workshop of ‘Diana' The Musical

The musical will reportedly head to the La Jolla Playhouse in the fall for a three-week workshop, according to a report.

Tony Award-winning Director and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley is set to direct a workshop of "Diana" the musical. 

Ashley, who won a Tony Award for directing "Come From Away," a La Jolla Playhouse-born musical, will helm the new musical, La Jolla Playhouse Director of Public Relations Becky Biegelsen confirmed to NBC 7. 

The musical will reportedly focus on the royal marriage of the Princess of Wales. 

The first workshop reading of the new musical, "Diana", will take place this summer at Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College, Biegelsen confirmed.

Following the New York reading, the musical will reportedly head to La Jolla Playhouse for a three-week workshop in the fall, according to a report. Biegelsen could not confirm the local workshop. 

Bon Jovi keyboardist and composer David Bryan and composer/lyricist and Joe DiPietro reportedly collaborated on the book and music. The pair is best known for Tony Award-winning "Memphis", a La Jolla Playhouse-born musical that later made its way to Broadway

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