A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Will Get Cast Album Released Ahead of Broadway Premiere 


Robyn Hurder, Will Swenson, and the cast of A Beautiful Noise | Photo: Matthew Murphy

Dan Meyer
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September 28, 2022 10:51 AM

Exciting news for Diamond Heads! An Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will drop November 2—the same day that previews begin on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. As a treat, a behind-the-scenes music video for “Cracklin’ Rosie” has been released and the song is also now available to listen to on all streaming platforms.

As previously announced, the bio-musical stars Will Swenson as Neil Diamond–Then, Mark Jacoby–Now, 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, and Bri Sudia as Ellie Greenwich/Rose Diamond.

The ensemble, swings, and standbys include Neal Benari, Jordan Dobson, Ninako Donville, Paige Faure, Nick Fradiani, Kalonjee Gallimore, Samantha Gershman, Becky Gulsvig, Alex Hairston, Makai Hernandez, Jess LeProtto, Tatiana Lofton, Aaron James McKenzie, Mary Page Nance, Robert Pendilla, Max Sangerman, and MiMi Scardulla. Swenson will play a schedule of seven performances per week with Nick Fradiani playing Neil Diamond – Then during the Wednesday evening performances.

Released on UMe, the OBCR will be available to stream on all major music platforms. A physical CD will get issued December 2, just two days before the musical opens December 4. Check out the music video below.

The album is produced by Bob Gaudio, who is also one of the show’s producers with Ken Davenport. It marks Gaudio’s seventh collaboration with Neil Diamond’s work. He previously produced the singer-songwriter’s platinum-selling albums You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, which included the hit title song, a duet with Barbra Streisand, for which he was Grammy nominated for Record of the Year; September Morn; and the soundtrack to The Jazz Singer.

All songs from A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical are written or co-written by Neil Diamond. Orchestrations are by Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer. The production has music supervision and arrangements by Paladino, incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer, and vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo.

Including a score of Diamond’s most beloved songs, the bio-musical features a book by Anthony McCarten, direction by Michael Mayer, and choreography by Steven Hoggett. The design team includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Jessica Paz, and hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren. The team also includes production stage manager Bonnie Panson, illusion consultant Jamie Harrison, properties designer Kathy Fabian, and general manager Ryan Conway of Architect Theatrical with casting by Jim Carnahan.

Visit ABeautifulNoisetheMusical.com for more information and tickets. Check out the full track list below.

Act I

1.     Opening Montage

2.     A Beautiful Noise

3.     Neil Pitches Songs: I’ll Come Running/I Got the Feelin’ (Oh No, No) / I’m A Believer

4.     I’m A Believer

5.     Demo Medley: The Boat That I Row/Red Red Wine/Kentucky Woman

6.     Kentucky Woman

7.     Into the Bitter End

8.     Solitary Man

9.     Cracklin’ Rosie

10.   Song Sung Blue

11.   Cherry, Cherry/September Morn

12.   Love on the Rocks

13.   Hello Again

14.   A Heavenly Progression /

15.   Sweet Caroline

Act II

16.   Entr’acte /

17.   Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

18.   Play Me

19.   Forever in Blue Jeans

20.   Stadium Medley: Soolaimon/Thank the Lord for the Night Time/Crunchy Granola Suite

21.   You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

22.   Brooklyn Roads/America

23.   Shilo

24.   I Am… I Said

25.   Holly Holy

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.