A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical has shared new footage of Nick Fradiani as the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, who took over the title role full time October 31. See his performance in the video montage above and scroll on for performances of "Sweet Caroline" and "Holly Holy."
Though the Fradiani has only been playing leading the cast for a month, he's by no means new to the production or to the role. The performer has been with the show since opening, serving as Neil Diamond - Then alternate, performing Wednesday evenings. He succeeded Tony nominee Will Swenson, who originated the role in the pre-Broadway run at Boston's Colonial Emerson Theatre.
Fradiani is the 2015 winner of the television singing competition American Idol. He is making his Broadway debut with A Beautiful Noise.
The biomusical 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. All songs are written or co-written by Neil Diamond. Tony winner Michael Mayer directs the musical, with a book by Anthony McCarten. A Beautiful Noise officially opened on Broadway December 4, 2022.
See Neil Diamond and the Noise (Fradiani and the ensemble) perform the hit Diamond tune "Sweet Caroline" in the video below.
The cast of A Beautiful Noise also features Tony nominee Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond–Now, Tony nominee Robyn Hurder (through December 17) as Diamond's former wife Marcia Murphey, and Shirine Babb as Doctor, along with Jessie Fisher, Michael McCormick, Tom Alan Robbins, and Bri Sudia.
The ensemble, swings, and standbys include Neal Benari, Jordan Dobson, Ninako Donville, Paige Faure, Kalonjee Gallimore, Samantha Gershman, Becky Gulsvig, Jess LeProtto, Tatiana Lofton, Aaron James McKenzie, Mary Page Nance, Robert Pendilla, Max Sangerman, Aveena Sawyer, MiMi Scardulla, Deandre Sevon, Vanessa Aurora Sierra, and Sean Watkinson.
See the cast at work with Fradiani in a clip from the Act II finale song "Holly Holy."
Also featured on the creative team are choreographer Steven Hoggett, scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Jessica Paz, properties designer Kathy Fabian, and hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren. Jamie Harrison is the illusion consultant. Music supervision and arrangements are by Sonny Paladino with incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer, and vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo. Orchestrations are by Bob Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer.