By Melissa Griegel . . .
Neil Diamond celebrated on the red carpet along with his family for the opening of A Beautiful Noise on Broadway, December 4th at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street. In addition the cast, the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum music icon Neil Diamond was joined by a star-studded crowd that included Jamie Boswell, Jason Butler, Warren Carlyle, Max Clayton, Gavin Creel, Alan Cumming, Clive Davis, Matt DeAnglis, Claybourne Elder, John Gallagher Jr., Bob Gaudio, Emily Jewel Hoder, Nambi E. Kelley, Jane Krakowski, Kayla Lavine, Kenny Leon, Douglas Lyons, Martyna Majok, Camryn Manheim, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Manu Narayan, Lynn Nottage, David Rockwell, Bernadette Peters, Devin Richey, Lance Roberts, Zachary Piser, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Keenan Scott II, Max von Essen, and more.
The cast of 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.
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).
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).
Photos by Melissa Griegel Photography (except as noted)