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Neil Diamond musical to premiere in Boston in 2022

Neil Diamond

A Neil Diamond bio-pic musical will make its world premiere in Boston in 2022.

Titled A Beautiful Noise, the musical follows the life and career of American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond featuring his greatest hits.

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The piece has been written by Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody) and will be directed by Michael Mayer and choreographed by Steven Hoggett.

The show will run at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre between 21 June 2022 to 17 July 2022.

Diamond said: “I’ve had the joy of coming to Boston on countless occasions, but one of the most special was my 2013 trip to Fenway where I had the honor of being part of a moment of relief, unity, strength, and love.

“Next summer, when A Beautiful Noise has its first performance at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, and we’re all able to safely be in the same space together, experiencing the thrill of live theater, I imagine those same emotions will wash over me and the entire audience. Relief… Unity… Strength… Love… I can’t wait to share that experience.”

Producer Ken Davenport said: “I personally hope that this announcement demonstrates to the world that the Broadway factory is starting to come back to life, that there is smoke coming from our chimneys.

“We’re starting to make stuff again — we may not be able to show it to everyone right now, but we will.”

Casting and further details are to be announced.

Picture: Flickr/Eva Rinaldi.

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