(Photo: Emilio Madrid)
The new musical A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical will play at the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway this winter. Performances will start on November 2 before opening night on December 4. Tony winner Michael Mayer will direct the choreography with Steven Hoggett. Oscar nominee Anthony McCaren wrote the musical’s book, which features Diamond’s music. Tickets are now on sale.
The production will have its world premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston with Will Swenson leading the cast as Diamond. Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder and Linda Powell will also appear in the world premiere. Casting for the Broadway production is yet to be announced.
Diamond is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He won a 1974 Grammy Award for the film’s soundtrack Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which was followed by nine more Grammy nominations. His hit songs include “America”, “Sweet Caroline”, “September Morn”, “Love on the Rocks”, “Solitary Man”, “Kentucky Woman” and “Heartlight”.
A nice sound will feature stage design by David Rockwell, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Jessica Paz, and hair and wig design by Luc Verschueren. The production will have musical supervision and arrangements by Sonny Paladino, incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer, vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo, and orchestrations by Bob Gaudio, Sonny Paladino and Brian Usifer.