A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL To Host Open Call Auditions On Tuesday, February 13th


The Cast Of A Beautiful Noise | Photo: Matthew Murphy

Alex Mecklosky
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February 1, 2024 9:00 AM

You…YES YOU, can audition for A Beautiful Noise. Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio, producers of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, have announced open call auditions for the actors who can sing and play the guitar for the starring role of ‘Neil Diamond – Then’ in the upcoming North American Tour and international productions. 

The open call will take place Tuesday, February 13th from 10 AM – 4 PM ET at The Bitter End, the iconic music venue that helped launch Diamond’s now legendary career. Actors should be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a Neil Diamond song of their choice. They are welcome to accompany themselves on the guitar or bring sheet music for an accompanist. Bring a headshot and resume. 

Sign-up begins at 9:15 AM ET. Performers will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

Performers not able to be seen in-person are welcome to submit a self-tape. Submit a tape that includes a slate (Name, Height, Location) and you singing 16-32 bars of a Neil Diamond song of your choice while accompanying yourself on the guitar or singing with an accompaniment track. Tapes should be uploaded to a public YouTube link and include the hashtag #CastingNeilDiamond and mention in the video description, “This is for the 2024 Open Call for the role of Neil Diamond in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical." Send the link to your tapes and a headshot and resume to casting@theneildiamondmusical.com by Friday, February 16 at 6 PM ET. 

The Broadway production of A Beautiful Noise now playing at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) stars “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani as ‘Neil Diamond – Then,’ Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee Mark Jacoby as ‘Neil Diamond – Now,’ Amber Ardolino as ‘Marcia Murphy,’ and Shirine Babb as ‘Doctor.’ They are joined by Jessie Fisher as ‘Jaye Posner; Michael McCormick as ‘Fred Weintraub/Tommy O’Rourke;’ Tom Alan Robbins as ‘Bert Berns/Kieve Diamond’; and Bri Sudia as ‘Ellie Greenwich/Rose Diamond.’ 

Bri Sudia as ‘Ellie Greenwich/Rose Diamond.’ The ensemble, swings, and standbys include Neal Benari (standby for ‘Neil Diamond – Now’), Jordan Dobson (swing), Ninako Donville (swing), Paige Faure (ensemble), Kalonjee Gallimore (ensemble), Samantha Gershman (swing), Becky Gulsvig (standby for ‘Ellie Greenwich/Jaye Posner/Marcia Murphey/Rose Diamond’), Jess LeProtto (ensemble), Tatiana Lofton (ensemble), Aaron James McKenzie (ensemble), Mary Page Nance (ensemble), Robert Pendilla (swing), Max Sangerman (ensemble), Aveena Sawyer (ensemble), Deandre Sevon (ensemble), Vanessa Sierra (ensemble), and Sean Watkinson (swing)

A Beautiful Noise includes a score of Diamond’s most beloved songs, a book which four-time Academy Award-nominee Anthony McCarten distilled from hundreds of hours of conversations between himself and the legendary singer-songwriter, direction by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, and choreography by Olivier Award winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. 

The design team for A Beautiful Noise features Tony Award winner David Rockwell (scenic design), Tony Award nominee Emilio Sosa (costume design), four-time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (sound design), and Luc Verschueren (hair and wig design). The production has 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. The team also includes Julie DeVore (production stage manager), Jamie Harrison (illusion consultant), Kathy Fabian (properties designer), Jim Carnahan, CSA and Jason Thinger, CSA (casting directors), and Amy Jacobs of Bespoke Theatricals (general manager). 

With his first break into songwriting in the 1960s and his meteoric rise in the 1970s, 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 Diamond wanted to tell it: a musical set to his era-defining smash hits that entranced the world.

More more information about the show itself, click here.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!