London, April 6 : A musical based on the life and death of Princess Diana could be heading for the Broadway stage, it has emerged.
According to a report in the New York Post, Tina Brown, the author of "The Diana Chronicles," a tome about the late Princess, is said to be behind the suggestion to write a stage show or opera based on the princess's interesting life.
Brown's dream director, according to sources, is Stephen Daldry, the British director whose Broadway credits include An Inspector Calls, Via Dolorosa and the forthcoming Billy Elliot: The Musical.
Though 'The Diana Chronicles' topped the best-seller charts, a musical on the book could become a sensation amongst a public still raw from the ruthless realities of the London inquest into Diana's death in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.
"The obvious choice to do the music is Elton John (perhaps too obvious), and his name is certainly being bandied about," the Scotsman quoted the New York Post's theatre correspondent, Michael Riedel, as stating.
"The idea is certainly titillating and you can bet the press coverage of a Princess Diana musical would be intense. Still, Diana's story, well told by Brown, is compelling drama. Done tastefully, it could make one hell of a stage show," Riedel added.
One Broadway executive said there would be "very strong interest" in a Diana musical, both in London and New York.