Though Broadway hasn’t re-opened just yet, business people are already placing the phrase out on potential lineup additions—and we could not be extra excited concerning the newest one. A Stunning Noise, a musical concerning the life and work of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, is reportedly aiming to land on Broadway following its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre in June of 2022. The restricted engagement, whose title nods to the artist’s eponymous 1976 album, will run by way of July 17 and hopes emigrate to New York after.
“I personally hope that this announcement demonstrates to the world that the Broadway manufacturing facility is beginning to come again to life, that there’s smoke coming from our chimneys,” Ken Davenport, a producer on the present alongside Bob Gaudio, mentioned to the New York Times this week. “We’re beginning to make stuff once more. We could not have the ability to present it to everybody proper now, however we’ll.”
Though particular casting particulars have but to be launched, the backstage workers has already been tapped. Spring Awakening‘s Michael Mayer will direct the musical whereas Oscar-nominated Anthony McCarten will likely be writing the ebook. Steven Hoggett—of As soon as and Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one fame—will concentrate on the choreography.
Though a Broadway run has but to be confirmed, Diamond’s ties to the town clearly render him a super topic for the stage (critically: what took theater gurus so lengthy to consider this?). The now 80-year-old musician was born and raised in Brooklyn, the place he joined the Freshman Refrain and Choral Membership alongside classmate Barbra Streisand whereas attending the now-defunct Erasmus Corridor Excessive College. Enjoyable truth: Diamond finally enrolled in New York College as a pre-med main on a fencing scholarship however dropped out his senior yr when supplied a 16-week job writing songs.
This is not the primary doubtlessly Broadway-bound musical to arrange a trial run in Boston. Again in 2018, Jagged Little Tablet opened in Cambridge and Moulin Rouge! The Musical took over the Emerson Colonial Theatre, which is now a pending Boston landmark. Each exhibits have been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike earlier than COVID-19 compelled them to close down and they’re at the moment up for a slew of Tony awards. Will A Stunning Noise be subsequent? We’ll have to attend and see.
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