Full casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical.” The production will begin previews on Nov. 2 ahead of an official opening night of Dec. 4 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Reprising his turn as “Neil Diamond—Then” from the Boston world premiere run will be Will Swenson. He’ll be joined on Broadway by his Boston castmates Mark Jacoby as “Neil Diamond—Now,” Robyn Hurder as Marcia and Linda Powell as Doctor.
Rounding out the company will be Jessie Fisher, Michael McCormick, Tom Alan Robbins, Bri Sudia, 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.
Michael Mayer is set to direct the bio-musical, which features a book by Anthony McCarten, Diamond’s musical catalogue and choreography from Steven Hoggett.
The full creative and design team includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Jessica Paz, hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren, illusion consultant Jamie Harrison and properties designer Kathy Fabian. Music supervision and arrangements are 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.
Bonnie Panson will serve as the production stage manager and Ryan Conway of Architect Theatrical will be the general manager.
“I’m excited to bring our stunning company to the Broadhurst this fall to celebrate the music and life of Neil Diamond,” Mayer said. “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.”
“A Beautiful Noise” is produced on Broadway by Ken Davenport and Gaudio, along with Sandi Moran, Hunter Arnold, Scott Abrams, Jonathan and Rae Corr, Marguerite Hoffman, Ron Kastner, Rob Kolson, Frankie Valli, Caiola Productions, Paul Dainty AM, Joseph J. Grano, Starlight Theatre, Roy Putrino, Mark E. Jacobs, James L. Nederlander, Marco Santarelli, Universal Music Group, Deborah Green, Patty Baker, Sheri and Les Biller, H. Richard Hopper, Sharon Karmazin, Adam Riemer, Matthew Salloway, Barry Siegel, Witz End Productions and Ryan Conway.