Shirine Babb, last seen on Broadway in the company of The Piano Lesson, joins the cast of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical beginning September 22 at the Broadhurst Theatre. She assumes the role from Linda Powell, who played her last performance in the role she originated September 21.
The cast of A Beautiful Noise features Tony nominee Will Swenson as Neil Diamond (Then), Tony nominee Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond (Now), and Tony nominee Robyn Hurder as Marcia, along with Jessie Fisher, Michael McCormick, Tom Alan Robbins, and Bri Sudia.
A Beautiful Noise takes a look at the life of the Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, then and now, accompanied by hits from his decades-long career in popular music. All songs are written or co-written by Neil Diamond. Tony winner Michael Mayer directs the musical, which officially opened on Broadway December 4, 2022.
The ensemble, swings, and standbys include Neal Benari, Ninako Donville, Paige Faure, Nick Fradiani , Kalonjee Gallimore, Samantha Gershman, Becky Gulsvig, Alex Hairston, Makai Hernandez, Philip Hoffman, Sydney Jones, Jess LeProtto, Tatiana Lofton, Aaron James McKenzie, Mary Page Nance, Robert Pendilla, Max Sangerman, MiMi Scardulla, and Deandre Sevon.
Also featured on the creative team are choreographer Steven Hoggett, scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Jessica Paz, properties designer Kathy Fabian, and hair and wig designer Luc Verschueren. Jamie Harrison is the illusion consultant. Music supervision and arrangements are by Sonny Paladino with incidental music and dance music arrangements by Brian Usifer, and vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo. Orchestrations are by Bob Gaudio, Sonny Paladino, and Brian Usifer.
Bonnie Panson serves as production supervisor and Amy Jacobs is the general manager. Casting is by Jim Carnahan.