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Neil Diamond Stage Musical Reveals Its Broadway Veteran Star

Will Swenson appears at the 74th annual Tony Awards in New York on Sept. 26, 2021, left, and Neil Diamond appears at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute for him in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2009.  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)
Will Swenson appears at the 74th annual Tony Awards in New York on Sept. 26, 2021, left, and Neil Diamond appears at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute for him in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2009. 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)
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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. Swenson calls it a not straightforward musical. “It’s unconventional and it’s beautiful,” the actor told The Associated Press.