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Complete Casting Set for Broadway-Bound Neil Diamond Musical A Beautiful Noise

The show will try out in Boston this summer.

Jessie Fisher and Michael McCormick
Jessie Fisher and Michael McCormick
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Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical — a six-week pre-Broadway engagement at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre set to run from June 21-July 31.

As previously announced, Will Swenson will star as "Neil Diamond – Then" and Mark Jacoby will play "Neil Diamond – Now." alongside Robyn Hurder as Marcia and Linda Powell as Doctor.

They will be joined by Jessie Fisher as Jaye Posner, Michael McCormick as Fred Colby and Tommy O'Rourke, Tom Alan Robbins as Bert Berns and Kieve Diamond, and Bri Sudia as Ellie Greenwich and Rose Diamond.

The ensemble, swings, and standbys include Jessie Austrian (standby for Ellie Greenwich, Jaye Posner, Marcia, and Rose Diamond), Neal Benari (standby Neil Diamond – Now), Jordan Dobson (ensemble), Ninako Donville (swing), Paige Faure (ensemble), Nick Fradiani (standby Neil Diamond – Then), Kalonjee Gallimore (ensemble), Samantha Gershman (swing), 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).

Including a score of Diamond's most beloved songs, A Beautiful Noise features a book by four-time Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten, direction by Tony winner Michael Mayer, and choreography by Steven Hoggett.

The design team includes David Rockwell (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design), Jessica Paz (sound design), and Luc Verschueren (hair and wig design). The production will have 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).

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Closed: August 7, 2022