Check out the brand-new trailer for the upcoming Broadway musical A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical above. Directed by Michael Mayer, the bio-musical will star Tony nominees Will Swenson and Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond-Then and -Now, respectively, along with Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as Diamond's former wife Marcia. Previews are set to begin November 2 ahead of a December 4 opening night at the Broadhurst Theatre.
A Beautiful Noise takes a look at the life of the Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, then and now, accompanied by hits from his decades-long career in popular music, such as "Sweet Caroline," "America," and "Cracklin’ Rosie." The new musical premiered this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
The Broadway cast will also include Linda Powell, Jessie Fisher, Michael McCormick, Tom Alan Robbins, Bri Sudia, Kalonjee Gallimore, Alex Hairston, Jess LeProtto, Tatiana Lofton, Aaron James McKenzie, Mary Page Nance, Max Sangerman, and MiMi Scardulla, with Ninako Donville, Samantha Gershman, Makai Hernandez, and Robert Pendilla as swings.
Neal Benari will serve as the standby for Neil Diamond-Now and Nick Fradiani as Alternate Neil Diamond-Then. Swenson will play seven performances per week with Fradiani stepping in for Wednesday evening performances.
Also featured on the creative team are choreographer Steven Hoggett and book writer Anthony McCarten, with scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Jessica Paz, and hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren. Music supervision and arrangements are by Sonny Paladino with incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer, vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo, and orchestrations by Bob Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer.