The Neil Diamond catalog arrives on Broadway with guitars strumming, tresses flowing, and sequins blazing in A Beautiful Noise, a jukebox biomusical celebrating the renowned 81-year-old singer/songwriter. Despite being a lukewarm look at the Brooklyn-born superstar, the show headlined by Will Swenson will nonetheless appeal to Diamond’s ardent fans. And he’s amassed lots of them. With 39 albums to Diamond’s credit (an impressive statistic mentioned more than once) and a career spanning six-plus...
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A Beautiful Noise on Broadway proves that good musicals never felt so good. Get A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical tickets on New York Theatre Guide now, and hear all the Grammy-winning singer's beloved music at this Broadway celebration of his unparalleled career.
In the A Beautiful Noise musical, two actors play Diamond at different stages of his life: as a young man trying to kickstart his musical career, and in the present day when he's faced with a personal and professional crossroads. The story of how he went from a poor, Jewish Brooklyn boy to a beloved, world-famous singer is set to all his greatest hits, like "Sweet Caroline" and "America."
Diamond's iconic song “Sweet Caroline” has become an anthem to Red Sox fans — at every home game, an eighth-inning singalong takes place at Fenway Park. The song’s connection to Boston was seared into the hearts of millions when, in the immediate aftermath of the 2013 Marathon Bombing, teams around the Major Leagues played the song to show solidarity with the city while at Fenway, Diamond himself took to the field to sing an emotional rendition of the 1969 classic.
The premiere of A Beautiful Noise on Broadway coincided with the 50th anniversary of Diamond's concert series at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in 1972. The Winter Garden is only one of the major venues he's played in his storied career — in 2015, for example, he famously played the Barclays Center for a homecoming concert, his first Brooklyn performance in nearly 50 years. For his decades of music, he's won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, is a Kennedy Center honoree, and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
A Beautiful Noise's pre-Broadway tryout took place at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre in summer 2022, featuring Tony Award nominees Will Swenson and Mark Jacoby as the younger and older Diamond, respectively. Michael Mayer, who directed the current revival of Funny Girl on Broadway, directs both the Boston and Broadway productions. Choreography is by Steven Hoggett, who's worked in both New York and London and whose Broadway credits include Once and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He's also the movement director for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
What is the A Beautiful Noise musical song list?
More than two dozen Neil Diamond tunes are in the A Beautiful Noise musical on Broadway. Discover a sampling below, and read more about all the songs in A Beautiful Noise.
- "I’m A Believer"
- "Solitary Man"
- "Cracklin’ Rosie"
- "Song Sung Blue"
- "Sweet Caroline"
- "Play Me"
- "Forever In Blue Jeans"
- "You Don’t Bring Me Flowers"
- "I Am… I Said"
How long is the A Beautiful Noise musical?
A Beautiful Noise runs 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.
Tickets to A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
2hr 15min (incl. intermission)
December 4th, 2022
November 2nd, 2022
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: Anthony McCarten
Songs by: Neil Diamond
Director: Michael Mayer
Choreography: Steven Hoggett
Cast list: Will Swenson (as Neil Diamond — Then), Mark Jacoby (as Neil Diamond — Now), Nick Fradiani (as as Neil Diamond — Then alternate), Robyn Hurder (as Marcia), Linda Powell (as Doctor), Jessie Fisher (as Jaye Posner), Michael McCormick (as Paul Colby/Tommy O'Rourke), Tom Alan Robbins (as Bert Berns/Kieve Diamond), Bri Sudia (as Ellie Greenwich/Rose Diamond)
Design: David Rockwell
Costumes: Emilio Sosa
Lighting: Kevin Adams
Sound: Jessica Paz
Other info: Hair and wig design by Luc Verschueren; music supervision and arrangements by Sonny Paladino; vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo; incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer; orchestrations by Bob Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer
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