Neil Diamond Musical Headed for Broadway
A new musical featuring the music of Neil Diamond is headed to New York City. <i>Billboard</i> reports that the untitled musical will be directed by Michael Mayer, with a score consisting of Diamond’s greatest hits and a book by Anthony McCarten. McCarten previously wrote the biopics <i>Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour </i>and<i> The Theory of Everything</i>. “I’ve always loved Broadway,” Diamond says in a statement about the production. “The inspiration for many of my early songs came from shows like <i>West Side Story</i>, <i>My Fair Lady </i>and<i> Fiddler on the Roof,</i> so it seems only fitting to bring my songs to The Great White Way. I’m honored and excited to be working with this great team.” Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.