An additional cast has been announced for the world premiere of A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical – a six-week pre-Broadway engagement at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston which will run from June 21 to July 31.
As previously announced, Tony-nominated Will Swenson will lead the production as the title singer-songwriter, whose life and career traces musical footsteps from the 1960s to the present day. He will now be joined by candidate Tony Mark Jacoby (Ragtime), Tony nominated Robyn Hurder (Red Mill! Musical comedy) and Linda Powell (The Christians).
Swenson will star as Neil Diamond as a young man, struggling to get his music career off the ground. Jacoby will play Diamond now, at a crossroads that will have huge consequences both professionally and personally. Powell plays the therapist who challenges Diamond to examine his past before it consumes him, and Hurder will play Marcia, who meets Diamond early in his career and later marries him.
Including a sheet music of Diamond’s most beloved songs, A nice sound presents a book by four-time Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody), directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer (funny girl), and choreography by Olivier Award winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
The design team includes Tony winner David Rockwell (stage design), Tony nominee Emilio Sosa (costume design), four-time Tony winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), Tony winner Jessica Paz ( sound design) and Luc Verschueren (hair and wig). pattern). The production will have musical 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 Bonnie Panson (Production Manager), Jamie Harrison (Illusion Consultant) Kathy Fabian (Property Designer), Jim Carnahan, CSA (Casting) and Architect Theatrical’s Ryan Conway (General Manager).