Broadway-bound musical A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical begins its extended world-premiere at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre June 21 ahead of its transfer to Broadway this fall. Performances are scheduled through July 31.
The cast for the regional run stars Tony nominee Will Swenson, most recently seen in the Off-Broadway revival of Assassins, as singer-songwriter Neil Diamond–Then joined by Tony nominee Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond–Now, Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as Marcia, and Linda Powell as Doctor.
They will be joined by Jessie Fisher as Jaye Posner, Michael McCormick as Fred Colby and Tommy O’Rourke, Tom Alan Robbins as Bert Berns and Kieve Diamond, and Bri Sudia as Ellie Greenwich and Rose Diamond.
The company is rounded out by ensemble, swings, and standbys including Jessie Austrian, Neal Benari, Jordan Dobson, Ninako Donville, Paige Faure, Nick Fradiani, Kalonjee Gallimore, Samantha Gershman, Alex Hairston, Makai Hernandez, Jess LeProtto, Tatiana Lofton, Aaron James McKenzie, Mary Page Nance, Robert Pendilla, Max Sangerman, and MiMi Scardulla.
Featured on the creative team are Olivier-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once, Black Watch); four-time Oscar nominee and book writer Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything); and Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening). Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio serve as producers.
The creative team also includes Tony-winning scenic designer David Rockwell, Tony-nominated costume designer Emilio Sosa, four-time Tony-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams, Tony-winning sound designer Jessica Paz, and hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren. Music supervision and arrangements are 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.
Bonnie Panson is the production stage manager, Jamie Harrison is the illusion consultant, Kathy Fabian is the properties designer, and Ryan Conway of Architect Theatrical is the general manager with casting by Jim Carnahan.
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will open on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre later this year, with the run set to begin previews November 2, and officially open December 4. In 1972, Diamond gave a series of concerts in the Winter Garden Theatre, the 50th anniversary of which will coincide with the musical's Broadway run.
The production incorporates hits from Diamond, whose recordings include “Cracklin’ Rose,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sun Blue,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “I’ve Been This Way Before,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “Desiree,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “America,” “Yesterday’s Song,” and “Heartlight.” The Grammy winner is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a recipient of both the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honor.
For tickets and more information, visit ABeautifulNoisetheMusical.com.