Producers of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, additional casting and the design team for the musical’s world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street).
Tony Award nominee Mark Jacoby, Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder, and acclaimed actress Linda Powell will join previously the announced Tony Award nominee Will Swenson in the cast of A Beautiful Noise in Boston which will play a strictly limited six-week engagement starting Tuesday, June 21 and playing through Sunday, July 31. Tickets for the Boston run of A Beautiful Noise are now available at www.abeautifulnoisethemusical.com.
Jacoby created the role of Father in the beloved original production of Lynn Ahren’s and Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime and received a Tony Award nomination in Harold Prince’s revival of Show Boat. His other Broadway credits include John Doyle’s Tony Award-winning revival of Sweeney Todd and the 1986 revival of Sweet Charity for which he received a Theatre World Award.
Hurder will be returning to Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre where she appeared in the world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. For her show-stopping performance as Nini, she received a Tony Award nomination. She has also starred on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It and the Kathleen Marshall-helmed revival of Grease. She memorably took on the role of Cassie in the 2008 Encores! revival of the landmark musical A Chorus Line.
Powell has appeared in the Tony nominated revivals of A Trip to Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson; On Golden Pond opposite James Earl Jones and Tyson; and Wilder, Wilder, Wilder. Off-Broadway she appeared in the New York premiere of Lucas Hnath’s The Christians for which she received an AUDELCO Award nomination.
Swenson will be starring as Neil Diamond as a young man, fighting to get his music career off the ground. Jacoby will play Diamond now, at a crossroads that will have enormous consequences both professionally and personally. Powell plays the therapist who challenges Diamond to examine his past before it consumes him and Hurder will play Marcia, who meets Diamond early in his career and later marries him.
Director Michael Mayer said, “Neil Diamond has had a myriad of career highs which are a joy to celebrate, but sometimes as artists we look back and only see the mistakes, the roads not taken, the failures, and the aftermath success can leave behind. Anthony McCarten’s book for A Beautiful Noise beautifully weaves these two perspectives together: the highs and the lows, looking forward and looking back, the artist as a young man full of drive and ambition and the mature artist looking back at an imperfect life.”
Additional casting for A Beautiful Noise in Boston will be announced shortly.