Neil Diamond Musical, ‘A Beautiful Noise,’ Coming to Broadway

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A new musical based on the career of Neil Diamond is coming to Broadway. A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical has its New York debut on Nov. 2, 2022, at the Broadhurst Theatre, after a month-long world premiere engagement in Boston. The jukebox musical’s official Broadway opening is set for Dec. 4. Tickets are available here.

From the official announcement: The story of the legendary Neil Diamond comes to life on stage in a gripping and uplifting new musical featuring a score of his hit songs including “Sweet Caroline”, “America”, and “Cracklin’ Rosie”. The production is directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), choreographed by Olivier Award® winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and written by four-time Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Two Popes).

With his first break into songwriting in the 1960s and his meteoric rise in the 1970s, and plenty of crushing disappointments and heart-stopping triumphs along the way, Diamond has maintained a level of superstardom for five decades. How did a poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn become one of the most universally adored showmen of all time? There’s only one way to tell it: a musical set to his era-defining smash hits that entranced the world.

A Grammy Award®-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has been presented with the Johnny Mercer Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, three of the highest honors bestowed on songwriters and artists. He has also been the recipient of the NARAS MusiCares Person of The Year Award and the prestigious Kennedy Center Award for his contributions to American culture.

When the announcement of the musical was first made, Diamond said, in a press release, “I’ve always loved Broadway. The inspiration for many of my early songs came from shows like West Side Story, My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof, so it seems only fitting to bring my songs to the Great White Way.

Watch Diamond receive a huge ovation at the first preview in Boston

In its review, the Boston Globe called it “an electric and sparkling performance!”

Related: Diamond retired from touring in 2018 due to Parkinson’s

The design team for A Beautiful Noise features Tony Award winner David Rockwell (scenic design), Tony Award nominee Emilio Sosa (costume design), four-time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), and Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (sound design).

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  1. Linden Frank
    #1 Linden Frank 8 August, 2022, 13:06

    Neil looks weak…but great to see him out. And hope the musical is a success. What a legend.

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