Nick Fradiani takes over the role of Neil Diamond (Then) October 31 from original star Will Swenson, who originated the role in the pre-Broadway world premiere of the show at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre in June 2022. The musical continues at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Fradiani previously served as the production's alternate and understudy for the role. He is the 2015 winner of the television singing competition American Idol. This is his Broadway debut.
The cast of A Beautiful Noise also features Tony nominee Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond (Now), Shirine Babb as The Doctor, and Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as Marcia, along with Jessie Fisher, Michael McCormick, Tom Alan Robbins, and Bri Sudia.
A Beautiful Noise takes 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 Neil Diamond. Tony winner Michael Mayer directs the musical, which officially opened on Broadway December 4, 2022.
Featured on the creative team are choreographer Steven Hoggett, scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Jessica Paz, properties designer Kathy Fabian, and hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren. Jamie Harrison is the illusion consultant. Music supervision and arrangements are by Sonny Paladino with incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer, and vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo. Orchestrations are by Bob Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer.
Bonnie Panson serves as production supervisor and Amy Jacobs is the general manager. Casting is by Jim Carnahan.