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Neil Diamond Musical ‘A Beautiful Noise’ To Embark On North American Tour

Prior to the tour, the musical plays a final performance at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre on June 30.

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Producers Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio have announced that A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will play its final performance at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Sunday, June 30 before embarking on an electrifying North American tour launching this fall in Providence, Rhode Island. On that date, A Beautiful Noise will have played 35 preview performances and 657 regular performances on Broadway.

As of Monday, February 19, A Beautiful Noise has grossed almost $63,000,000 and been seen by almost half a million people representing all 50 states, a leader in the post-COVID theatrical landscape. Additionally, the show was the first production after the pandemic to have its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre, revitalizing the return to the out-of-town tryout, an economic engine for many cities in the country and a much- needed creative step for shows in development.

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Ken Davenport said, “Neil’s music has brought unadulterated joy to billions of people across the world. Everyone at A Beautiful Noise is proud to say that we had a small hand in telling his inspiring life story on Broadway and sharing in that jubilation with our audiences. As the North American tour prepares to launch this fall, I look forward to A Beautiful Noise spreading the love to countless others.”

A Beautiful Noise began Broadway previews on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 and opened on Sunday, December 4 making international headlines as Diamond himself stood in his box seat and led the entire audience in a rousing rendition of “Sweet Caroline,” the last time he has publicly performed that iconic song.

Prior to Broadway, the musical had its world premiere engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre where it played Wednesday, June 21, 2022 through Sunday, July 30, 2023.

A Beautiful Noise stars “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani as ‘Neil Diamond – Then,’ Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee Mark Jacoby as ‘Neil Diamond – Now,’ Amber Ardolino as ‘Marcia Murphey,’ and Shirine Babb as ‘Doctor.’ They are joined by Becky Gulsvig as ‘Jaye Posner;’ Michael McCormick as ‘Fred Weintraub/Tommy O’Rourke;’ Tom Alan Robbins as ‘Bert Berns/Kieve Diamond’; and Bri Sudia as ‘Ellie Greenwich/Rose Diamond.’

The ensemble, swings, and standbys include Neal Benari (standby for ‘Neil Diamond – Now’), Dianna Marie Barger (ensemble), Mateus Leite Cardoso (swing), Gabrielle Djenné (swing), Jordan Dobson (swing), Ninako Donville (swing), Paige Faure (standby for ‘Ellie Greenwich/Jaye Posner/Marcia Murphey/Rose Diamond’), Kalonjee Gallimore (ensemble), Anthony J. Garcia (ensemble), Jess LeProtto (ensemble), Tatiana Lofton (ensemble), Alec Michael Ryan (swing), Aveena Sawyer (ensemble), Deandre Sevon (ensemble), Vanessa Sierra (ensemble), Annie Wallace (ensemble), and Sean Watkinson (swing).

The musical includes a score of Diamond’s most beloved songs, direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot), and choreography by Olivier Award winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once, Black Watch).

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), Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (sound design), and Luc Verschueren (hair and wig design). The production has music 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. The team also includes Julie DeVore (production stage manager), Jamie Harrison (illusion consultant), Kathy Fabian (properties designer), Jim Carnahan, CSA (casting), and Amy Jacobs of Bespoke Theatricals (general manager).

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, Neil Diamond has maintained an almost unthinkable level of superstardom for five straight 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 Diamond wanted to tell it: a musical set to his era-defining smash hits that entranced the world.

Throughout his phenomenal and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has performed at sold-out stadiums and arenas around the world, dominated the charts for more than five decades, sold over 130 million albums worldwide and achieved record sales.

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 Music Cares Person of The Year Award and the prestigious Kennedy Center Award for his contributions to American culture.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Beautiful Noise, produced by Bob Gaudio and released by UMe, is available as a CD and to stream on all major platforms.

Buy A Beautiful Noise (Original Cast Recording).

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  1. Phyllis Oliveira

    February 23, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    Can’t wait!!@

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