A Beautiful Noise (Broadway)
Open run 2h 15m
A Beautiful Noise (Broadway)
80

A Beautiful Noise (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(211 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
13%
Negative
5%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

A new musical about the life and career of Neil Diamond, told through his classic hit songs.

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Member Reviews (211)

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716 Reviews | 157 Followers
76
Fluffy, Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you like Neil Dimond's repertory & want to hear it sung beautifully, fan of Will Swenson & Mark Jacoby, want to learn a tad more about him

Don't see it if you expect an in depth look at the singer's life, want to see a musical with travail & triumph, don't like sing-alongs

715 Reviews | 109 Followers
81
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like to watch a musical version of Neil Diamond's life and career. Two actors portray him, past and present. Well acted and sung.

Don't see it if you like good choreography. For a Broadway show the background dancers were not top quality and choreography was simple at best. Read more

655 Reviews | 129 Followers
95
Fun/enjoyable, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Love/like Neil Diamond's music or fan, about his starts in music a some of his life.

Don't see it if Dislike the music Read more

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
78
Average, Disappointing, Great music, Depressing, Interesting

See it if You enjoy Neil Diamond and/or Will Swenson. While it’s at times interesting, it never surpasses run-of-the-mill.

Don't see it if You’re sick of jukebox musicals — and especially if you dislike Diamond’s music.

512 Reviews | 79 Followers
95
Fun, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Neil Diamond or if you are new to his music.Will Swenson is perfection in the role.Supporting cast is terrific.Choreo is very good.

Don't see it if you don't like Neil Diamond, are looking for a serious musical, or don't like bio-musicals. This is fun. Nothing earth shattering.Just fun.

480 Reviews | 134 Followers
82
Clever, Ambitious, Nostalgic, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You are a senior + Diamond was a part of your teen and 20/30s years. You like musicals that are more than just earsplitting noise !

Don't see it if You aren’t familiar with Diamond and his music, it will not mean very much to you. Read more

398 Reviews | 160 Followers
79
Tourist-fare with (semi-wasted) talent, Energetic, Muddled / ill-paced in places, Enjoyable and entertaining, For a select crowd of fans

See it if you're a fan of Neil Diamond and his music, Will Swensen (who’s channeling Diamond so faithfully), or “jukebox bio-musicals.”

Don't see it if uninterested in Diamond’s life and music, tired of the now-ubiquitous jukebox musical, and/or desiring something deep and dramatic. Read more

306 Reviews | 157 Followers
88
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if This is the story of a Flatbush kid who became king(&paid the price being 1) & who took all of usx a fun ride while singing memorable hits*

Don't see it if The music is more uplifting than the man.U r notx contagious audience participation even tho the audience and catchy songs are the fun here. Read more

Critic Reviews (25)

The New York Times
December 4th, 2022

"It all looks and sounds great, but the clock is ticking — therapy! — and we are no closer to understanding the real Neil."
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Time Out New York
December 4th, 2022

" 'A Beautiful Noise' is a suitable tribute to him; in its biggest numbers it resembles an old-school Vegas-style impersonation show, recreating concert moments for the benefit of an audience that is happy to embark on a musical nostalgia trip."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 4th, 2022

"The thing is, there’s just not much of a show there. The show and the audience aren’t here for the storm clouds, they’re here for the good times, which never seemed so good."
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Entertainment Weekly
December 6th, 2022

"Those going to 'A Beautiful Noise' want to be entertained and entertained they will be. It very well might be a long-running hit like that musical, especially considering Diamond's popularity. It's just too bad it leaves you wanting more."
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Variety
December 5th, 2022

“ 'A Beautiful Noise' is victorious, but not without a few rough bumps along the way — much like the trajectory of Diamond’s life."
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The Wall Street Journal
December 4th, 2022

"This smoothly produced show’s presentation of his semi-symphonic rock and sentimental balladry failed to convert me. I’m still not a believer...'A Beautiful Noise' merely underscores the truth that, to tweak the cliché, beauty is in the ear of the listener."
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The Observer
December 5th, 2022

"This sloppy Broadway embrace of Neil Diamond is a jukebox musical in search of a plot."
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Deadline
December 4th, 2022

"The musical’s decision to save it up till the end provides one of its more emotional moments...'A Beautiful Noise' could have used some dramatic stakes from the get-go."
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