Will Swenson to star in world premiere of Neil Diamond Musical A Beautiful Noise | The Broadway Buzz

Will Swenson
(Photo: Emilio Madrid for “A Beautiful Noise”)

Tony-nominated Will Swenson will soon sing Neil Diamond tunes in world premiere biomusic A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical. The show is set to play at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston starting June 21. Swenson previously starred as Diamond in the music industry reading in January 2020. Tony winner Michael Mayer will lead with Tony nominee Steven Hoggett in the choreography. Oscar nominee Anthony McCaren wrote the book for the music, which features Diamond’s music.

Swenson is a Tony contender for his turn as Berger in the award-winning 2009 revival of Hair. His other Broadway credits include Waitress, Catastrophe!, Les Miserables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 110 in the Shade, Lestat and brooklyn. He most recently appeared as Charles Guiteau in the off-Broadway revival of killers.

Diamond is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. He received a 1974 Grammy Award for the film’s soundtrack Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which was followed by nine additional Grammy names. His hit songs include “America”, “Sweet Caroline”, “September Morn”, “Love on the Rocks”, “Solitary Man”, “Kentucky Woman” and “Heartlight”.