A musical inspired by the life of singer Neil Diamond is about to be released on Broadway, Ken Davenport and Bob Gaudio announced on Monday. According to Variety, the show will be based on a book written by three-time Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten (“Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Darkest Hour”) and will be directed by Tony Award-winning Michael Mayer for Spring Awakening.
In addition, the soundtrack will include Diamond tracks such as “If You Know What I Mean”, “Longfellow Serenade”, “America” and “Yesterday’s Songs.”
Last year, Neil Diamond announced that he was giving up on his concert after being diagnosed with Parkinson.
“I’ve always loved Broadway. I inspired myself for many of my early plays like “West Side Story”, “My Fair Lady” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” so it seems appropriate to bring my songs to Great White Way, nr). I am honored and delighted to work with such a wonderful team, “Diamond said in a statement.
Born January 24, 1941, in New York, Neil Diamond is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He released 34 studio albums, sold in over 100 million copies around the world. Among his most famous songs are “Cracklin ‘Rosie”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Longfellow Serenade”, “I’ve Been This Way Before”, “If You Know What I Mean”, “Desiree” You Do not Bring Me Flowers “,” America “,” Yesterday’s Songs “and” Heartlight “. In 1984, he was included in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2011 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2018, Neil Diamond received the Grammy trophy for the entire activity.