Broadway-Bound: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL (Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre)

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by Gregory Bernard on May 19, 2021

in Theater-New York,Theater-Regional

A Beautiful Noise, a new Broadway-bound musical that will tell the incredible life story of legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, will have its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre next summer with performances for this strictly limited four-week engagement starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and playing through Sunday, July 17, 2022. The news marks the first new show to announce an engagement at this legendary theater since the pandemic forced the shutdown of live entertainment.

Olivier Award winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildOnceBlack Watch) will choreograph; four-time Academy Award-nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian RhapsodyDarkest HourThe Theory of Everything) is penning the book, and Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry InchSpring Awakening) will helm.

Neil Diamond. Photo by Ari Michelson.

With his first break into songwriting in the 1960s and his meteoric rise in the 1970s, and plenty of crushing disappointments and heart-stopping triumphs along the way, Neil Diamond has maintained an almost unthinkable level of superstardom for five straight decades. How did a poor, Jewish kid from Brooklyn become one of the most universally adored showmen of all time?  There’s only one way to tell it: a musical set to his era- and genre-defining smash hits that entranced the world.

Emerson Colonial Theatre, which opened in 1900 with a production of Ben-Hur, is the oldest continuously operated theater in Boston; as well as being amongst the most magnificent, having retained most of its original period details.

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Julia Young May 21, 2021 at 7:37 pm

Who is playing the Neil Diamond lead? I want to be there opening night!

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Tony Frankel May 21, 2021 at 8:08 pm

Casting announcements have not been made yet.

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