Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Song Sung Blue: Neil Diamond Broadway Musical Will Close in June After 18 Month Run


It’s time to say goodbye to “Beautiful Noise.”

The Neil Diamond Broadway musical will shut down on June 30th after an 18 month run. It will have played 657 performances.

The show has been running on fumes at the box office for months. Most weeks the take has been well under $750,000 although there have been some holiday peaks at over $1 million.

But “A Beautiful Noise” has soldiered on since the 2023 Tony Awards, when it didn’t garner any nominations. Other shows in that position, like the terrible production of “1776,” closed quickly. But the chance to sing “Sweet Caroline” with the audience kept “Beautiful Noise” going.

When the show opened, Will Swenson played Neil. But he left last October after a year with the production, replaced by Nick Fradiani.

“A Beautiful Noise” doesn’t end with Broadway, however. A national tour begins in September in lively downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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