Will Swenson, Robyn Hurder, More Confirmed For A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Broadway Run
That’s some “Cherry, baby”! The Broadway premiere of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical has confirmed the majority of its out-of-town cast will play in NYC, including Tony nominees Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby, and Robyn Hurder. They’ll play Neil Diamond – Then, Neil Diamond – Now, and Marcia, respectively. Nick Fradiani will serve as Alternate Neil Diamond – Then, performing at Wednesday evening performances.
As previously announced, the musical begins previews November 2 ahead of a December 4 opening night.
Also reprising their roles from the Boston run of A Beautiful Noise are 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. Rounding out the company are Neal Benari, Ninako Donville, Nick Fradiani, Kalonjee Gallimore, Samantha Gershman, Alex Hairston, Makai Hernandez, Jess LeProtto, Tatiana Lofton, Aaron James McKenzie, Mary Page Nance, Robert Pendilla, Max Sangerman, and MiMi Scardulla.
Including a score of Diamond’s most beloved songs, the bio-musical features a book by Anthony McCarten, direction by Michael Mayer (Funny Girl), and choreography by Olivier winner Steven Hoggett.
“I’m excited to bring our stunning company to the Broadhurst this fall to celebrate the music and life of Neil Diamond,” said Mayer. “His exceptional career speaks for itself, and I think A Beautiful Noise speaks to the extraordinary range and depth of his songwriting in all sorts of fresh ways. I can’t wait to share this special musical with Broadway audiences.”
The design team for the production 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 production will have 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, Paladino, and Usifer. 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.
The Broadway premiere coincides with the 50th anniversary of a series of concerts Diamond gave in October 1972 at Broadway’s venerated Winter Garden Theatre. Visit ABeautifulNoisetheMusical.com for more information and tickets.