“A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL” ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING TO BE RELEASED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS ON UMe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, PLEASE
“A BEAUTIFUL NOISE,
THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL”
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
TO BE RELEASED ON UMe
ALBUM WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON ALL PLATFORMS
ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2
THE SAME DAY BROADWAY PREVIEWS BEGIN
CD TO BE RELEASED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
PRE-ORDERS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
ALBUM PRODUCED BY
GRAMMY AWARD® WINNER AND ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
MARKING HIS SEVENTH ALBUM OF NEIL DIAMOND’S MUSIC
DIGITAL SINGLE OF “CRACKLIN’ ROSIE” AVAILABLE NOW
BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO OF “CRACKLIN’ ROSIE” AVAILABLE HERE
AS BROADWAY REHEARSAL NOW UNDERWAY
New York, NY (September 28, 2022) – The Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will be released on UMe with the album hitting all major streaming platforms Wednesday, November 2, the same day that previews for the electrifying new musical start on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The CD will be available Friday, December 2, just ahead of A Beautiful Noise’s official opening night of Sunday, December 4.
The digital single of the classic song “Cracklin’ Rosie” is now available on all streaming platforms. To pre-order the CD of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical click HERE.
Additionally, as rehearsals commence for Broadway, the production released an exclusive behind-the-scenes music video of the cast, band, and creative team at New York’s famed Power Station studio recording Diamond’s classic song “Cracklin’ Rosie.” The video is available HERE with permission granted for all press usage.
The A Beautiful Noise cast recording is produced by Grammy Award® winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bob Gaudio, who is also one of the show’s producers with Broadway veteran Ken Davenport. This marks Gaudio’s seventh collaboration with Neil Diamond’s work. He previously produced Diamond’s platinum-selling albums You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (1978), which included the hit title song, a duet with Barbra Streisand, for which he was Grammy nominated for Record of the Year; September Morn (1979); and the soundtrack to The Jazz Singer (1980).
All songs from A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical are written or co-written by Neil Diamond. Orchestrations are by Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer.
The Broadway cast for A Beautiful Noise is led by Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson as Neil Diamond – Then, Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond – Now, Robyn Hurder as Marcia, and Linda Powell as Doctor. They are joined by Jessie Fisher as Jaye Posner; Michael McCormick as Paul Colby, Tommy O’Rourke; Tom Alan Robbins as Bert Berns, Kieve Diamond; and Bri Sudia as Ellie Greenwich, Rose Diamond.
The ensemble, swings, and standbys include Neal Benari (standby Neil Diamond – Now), Jordan Dobson (ensemble), Ninako Donville (swing), Paige Faure (ensemble), Nick Fradiani (Alternate Neil Diamond – Then), Kalonjee Gallimore (ensemble), Samantha Gershman (swing), Becky Gulsvig (standby for Ellie Greenwich, Jaye Posner, Marcia, and Rose Diamond), Alex Hairston (ensemble), Makai Hernandez (swing), Jess LeProtto (ensemble), Tatiana Lofton (ensemble), Aaron James McKenzie (ensemble), Mary Page Nance (ensemble), Robert Pendilla (swing), Max Sangerman (ensemble), and MiMi Scardulla (ensemble).
Will Swenson will play a schedule of seven performances per week with Nick Fradiani playing Neil Diamond – Then during the Wednesday evening performances.
The design team for A Beautiful Noise features Tony Award winner David Rockwell (scenic design), Tony Award nominee Emilio Sosa (costume design), four-time Tony Award winner Kevin Adams (lighting design), Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (sound design), and Luc Verschueren (hair and wig design). The production has music 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 stage manager), Jamie Harrison (illusion consultant), Kathy Fabian (properties designer), Jim Carnahan, CSA (casting), and Ryan Conway of Architect Theatrical (general manager).
A Beautiful Noise is produced by Ken Davenport, Bob Gaudio, Sandi Moran, Hunter Arnold, Scott Abrams, Jonathan and Rae Corr, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Ron Kastner, Rob Kolson, Valli Family Group, Caiola Productions, Paul Dainty AM, Gaudio Family Group, Joseph J. Grano, Starlight Theatre, Roy Putrino, Mark E. Jacobs, James L. Nederlander, Marco Santarelli, Deborah Green, Patty Baker, Sheri and Les Biller, H. Richard Hopper, Sharon Karmazin, Adam Riemer, Matthew Salloway, Barry Siegel, Universal Music Group, Witz End Productions, Theatre Producers of Color, and Ryan Conway.
Including a score of Diamond’s most beloved songs, A Beautiful Noise features a book by four-time Academy Award®-nominee Anthony McCarten (I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Theory of Everything), direction by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot), and choreography by Olivier Award® winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once, Black Watch).
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-defining smash hits that entranced the world.
Throughout his phenomenal and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has performed at sold-out stadiums and arenas around the world, dominated the charts for more than five decades, sold over 130 million albums worldwide and achieved record sales.
A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has been presented with the Johnny Mercer Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, three of the highest honors bestowed on songwriters and artists. He has also been the recipient of the NARAS Music Cares Person of The Year Award and the prestigious Kennedy Center Award for his contributions to American culture.
His music has earned him a multi-generational fanbase and he is a believer of the healing power of music. Through his charitable foundation, he has supported many causes close to his heart.
The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise
The Original Broadway Cast Recording
1 – Opening Montage
2 – A Beautiful Noise
3 – Neil Pitches Songs: I’ll Come Running/I Got the Feelin’ (Oh No, No) / I’m A Believer
4 – I’m A Believer
5 – Demo Medley: The Boat That I Row/Red Red Wine/Kentucky Woman
6 – Kentucky Woman
7 – Into the Bitter End
8 – Solitary Man
9 – Cracklin’ Rosie
10 – Song Sung Blue
11 – Cherry, Cherry/September Morn
12 – Love on the Rocks
13 – Hello Again
14 – A Heavenly Progression /
15 – Sweet Caroline
16 – Entr’acte /
17 – Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
18 – Play Me
19 – Forever in Blue Jeans
20 – Stadium Medley: Soolaimon/Thank the Lord for the Night Time/Crunchy Granola Suite
21 – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
22 – Brooklyn Roads/America
23 – Shilo
24 – I Am… I Said
25 – Holly Holy
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