The cast of the Broadway-bound musical A Beautiful Noise, which begins its world-premiere engagement at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre June 21, is currently in rehearsal. Playbill got an exclusive look inside the rehearsal room.
Tony nominee Will Swenson, most recently seen in the Off-Broadway revival of Assassins, plays singer-songwriter Neil Diamond–Then with Tony nominee Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond–Now, Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as Marcia, and Linda Powell as Doctor.
They are 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 ensemble, swings, and standbys include 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.
Check out photos from rehearsal, including an appearance by Diamond, below:
The A Beautiful Noise creative team includes Olivier-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once, Black Watch); four-time Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything), who is penning the book; and Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening). The production incorporates Diamond's hit tunes.
The new musical will also have scenic design by Tony winner David Rockwell, costume design by Tony nominee Emilio Sosa, lighting design by four-time Tony winner Kevin Adams, sound design by Tony Award winner Jessica Paz, hair and wig design by Luc Verschueren, 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.
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.
Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio produce A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, about the life of the famed singer-songwriter.
A Beautiful Noise will arrive on Broadway this fall at the Broadhurst Theatre with previews beginning November 2 ahead of an official opening December 4.