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...
A Beautiful Noise on Broadway Tickets
A Beautiful Noise on Broadway Information
A Beautiful Noise, a new musical based on the life and career of Neil Diamond, made its world premiere in Boston ahead of a Broadway transfer to the Broadhurst Theatre. Get A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.
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 coincides 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?
Here are all the Neil Diamond songs included in the A Beautiful Noise musical on Broadway.
- "Opening Montage"
- "A Beautiful Noise"
- "Neil Pitches Songs: I’ll Come Running / I Got The Feelin’ (Oh No, No) / I’m A Believer"
- "I’m A Believer"
- "Demo Medley: The Boat That I Row / Red Red Wine / Kentucky Woman (Medley)
- Kentucky Woman"
- "Into The Bitter End"
- "Solitary Man"
- "Cracklin’ Rosie"
- "Song Sung Blue"
- "Cherry, Cherry / September Morn'" (Medley)
- "Love On The Rocks"
- "Hello Again"
- "A Heavenly Progression"
- "Sweet Caroline"
- "Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show"
- "Play Me"
- "Forever In Blue Jeans"
- "Stadium Medley: Soolaimon / Thank The Lord for the Night Time / Crunchy Granola Suite"
- "You Don’t Bring Me Flowers"
- "Brooklyn Roads / America"
- "I Am… I Said"
- "Holly Holy"
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.
With his first break into songwriting in the 1960’s and his meteoric rise in the 1970’s, and plenty of crushing disappointments and heart-stopping triumphs along the way, Neil Diamond has maintained an almost unthinkable level of superstardom for five straight decades. How did a poor, Jewish kid from Brooklyn become one of the most universally adored showmen of all time? There’s only one way to tell it: a musical set to his era- and genre-defining smash hits that entranced the world.
December 4th, 2022
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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
Latest A Beautiful Noise on Broadway News & Features
Good tickets never seemed so good! A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will offer a digital lottery throughout its Broadway run, which begins tomorrow, November 2 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The lottery for $55 tickets will open the day before each performance at midnight, and winners will be drawn at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. the day before the performance. Winners may purchase up to two tickets. The lottery begins with the November 3 performance. In A Beautiful Noise, two actors portray...
Good casting never seemed so good! The Broadway premiere of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical has set its Broadway cast, much of whom starred in the show's pre-Broadway run in Boston. Performances begin November 2 at the Broadhurst Theatre ahead of a December 4 opening.Tony Award nominees Will Swenson and Mark Jacoby will star as Neil Diamond Then and Now, respectively. The cast also features Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as Marcia, Linda Powell as Doctor, Jessie Fisher as Jaye Posner,...
Good times never felt so good! A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical is coming to Broadway this fall. The show will play the Broadhurst Theatre beginning November 2, and opening night is on December 4. The production coincides with the 50th anniversary of Diamond's 1972 concert series at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre.A Beautiful Noise follows Diamond's career from his beginnings as a young Brooklyn songwriter in the 1960s to his five decades as a Grammy Award-winning superstar who's...
UPDATE: Will Swenson will play Neil Diamond in A Beautiful Noise in Boston. A brand new musical based on the life and career of Neil Diamond will receive its world premiere next year. Titled A Beautiful Noise, the production will run for four weeks at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre in summer 2022, ahead of a Broadway transfer.Speaking about the musical, Neil Diamond said: "I've had the joy of coming to Boston on countless occasions, but one of the most special was my 2013 trip to Fenway...