"Princess Diana may have stolen the show at Buckingham Palace, but it’s Queen Elizabeth II who’s stealing “Diana,” the new musical that started previews this week at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse.
Everybody’s raving about Judy Kaye’s performance as both the durable monarch and as Barbara Cartland, the prolific romance novelist and Diana’s step-grandmother. As the queen, Kaye is “chilly, imperious, a little scary,” says a source. As Cartland, she’s “deliciously fun.”
If Kaye is walking away with the show, how easy lies the crown on the head of Jeanna de Waal, the English actress playing Diana?"
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