Producers Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio, principals of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,announced today that Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson will play the iconic singer/songwriter in the Broadway-bound musical as tickets go on sale today to the general public for the world premiere engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre. Tickets are now available at www.abeautifulnoisethemusical.com.
Swenson is one of theater’s most sought after leading men. He most recently starred in CSC’s acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, earned Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Drama League nominations for his portrayal of Berger in Diane Paulus’ production of Hair, and received an Obie Award for his devilish performance in Jerry Springer: The Opera. His other Broadway credits include Waitress opposite Sara Bareilles, creating the role of Javert in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables, and starring in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, and 110 in the Shade.
A Beautiful Noise tells the incredible life story of the legendary singer/songwriter, with performances for this strictly limited six-week engagement starting Tuesday, June 21 and playing through Sunday, July 31.
Including a score of Diamond’s most beloved songs, A Beautiful Noise features a book by four-time Academy Award®-nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything), direction by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Funny Girl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening), and choreography by Olivier Award® winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Once, Black Watch).
Photo: Emilio Madrid