Neil Diamond stage musical reveals its Broadway veteran star
Swenson has been tapped to lead “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical” this summer when it makes its debut at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — A musical about Neil Diamond has found the polished theater gem who will play the icon onstage — Will Swenson. Swenson has been tapped to lead “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical” this summer when it makes its debut at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre. It will play the Emerson Colonial Theatre from June 21-July 31, and tickets go on sale Friday. So when it was time to play Diamond in front of the man himself, Swenson had an “out-of-body experience.”“If you want to talk about a surreal moment, try singing 30 Neil Diamond songs while portraying Neil Diamond, 10 feet away from Neil Diamond.wftv.com
‘Sweet Caroline,’ sweet deal: Neil Diamond sells song rights to Universal Music
Singer, songwriter Neil Diamond is the latest artist to sell his entire music library for a hefty sum. >> Read more trending newsDiamond has agreed to sell his entire catalog and recordings to Universal Music Group, multiple news outlets are reporting. The value of the deal has not been released, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Diamond had worked with Universal, as he published with UMG’s MCA Records during the height of his fame. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 23 Through the years American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond concentrates during a chess game, 1972.wftv.com
Panthers coaches to mask up for 'Sweet Caroline' celebration
Videos from the team’s Twitter account show players gathered in close proximity to Foley — and each other — and singing along without masks on. “.... All of the coaches, including coach Foley who is singing, if it continues, they definitely have to have masks on. I want to make sure we are safe and in compliance.”As for the players, Rhule said that decision will be left up to the team's medical staff. The NFL has fined coaches $100,000 each for not wearing masks on the sideline during games. The Associated Press reached out to the NFL for comment about whether the Panthers locker room singing celebrations were in violation of the league's COVID-19 protocols, but the league has not responded.
Neil Diamond musical headed to Broadway
"I've always loved Broadway," McCarten said. "On the mantle-piece in my childhood home in New Zealand, there were always two pictures: one was of the Pope, the other of Neil Diamond. The epic musical catalogue of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer flowed endlessly off our family record player. Imagine my excitement, then, when the opportunity arose to work with Neil on a musical based on his life and music. Diamond fans can expect his hits like "Sweet Caroline," "America," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" and "Song Sung Blue," to be covered in the show.
Neil Diamond returns to roots on new album
Neil Diamond returns to roots on new album He hasn't stopped writing songs since he first picked up a guitar in the 1950s. The singer, known for his stadium-sized anthems, released his 32nd album earlier this week. Diamond speaks to Anthony Mason about why he has to keep making music.cbsnews.com