So good, so good, so good! A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will hit the road for a multi-year North American tour, launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI in the fall of 2024.
The first year will see stops at over 25 cities, including the Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina. A full tour route and casting will be announced at a later date.
“Some of my most thrilling nights have been while I was on tour, bringing my music to audiences across the world,” said Diamond in a statement. “Having A Beautiful Noise go on tour is an honor and I can’t wait for audiences across North America to experience this show. I hope they enjoy it as much as I have.”
Producer Ken Davenport said, “Neil is one of the best live entertainers the world has ever seen. In his 50-year career, he’s performed for millions of fans around the globe. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to honor his legacy than having A Beautiful Noise touring North America, visiting the same cities where he gave so many people so much joy. I look forward to launching the tour in Providence, Rhode Island, a city that has been in love with Neil’s music for decades and where Neil himself performed almost a dozen times.”
Producer Bob Gaudio said, “When Neil and I first started talking about making a musical using his music, I knew how daunting that would be. With Jersey Boys, I learned how vital it is to have a first-rate creative team making sure everything weaves together. We have that on A Beautiful Noise—an incisive book that tells Neil’s story honestly, fantastic choreography, one of the best directors on Broadway guiding the entire production, and of course, Neil’s iconic songs. Having the show go on tour is an exciting next step and I look forward to being there on opening night in Providence.”
A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical officially opened December 4 at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre, where it will mark its 100th performance this month. Tony nominee Will Swenson stars as Neil Diamond-Then in the musical taking a look at the life of the Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, then and now, accompanied by hits from his decades-long career in popular music. All songs are written or co-written by Diamond with orchestrations by Bob Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer. The book for A Beautiful Noise is by Anthony McCarten.
Tony winner Michael Mayer directs the Broadway production, leading a creative team that includes choreographer Steven Hoggett, scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Jessica Paz, and hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren. Music supervision and arrangements are by Sonny Paladino with incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer, and vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo.