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Bob Gaudio photo by Ros O'Gorman

Four Seasons Legend Bob Gaudio is behind the Neil Diamond Broadway Musical

by Paul Cashmere on July 2, 2019

in News

Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons and the man behind the show about his band ‘Jersey Boys’ is making another Broadway musical based on the life of Neil Diamond.

In a statement Bob said, “Having been intimately associated with one very special biographical musical, I am clearly a fan of the form. And as a fellow member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I remain in awe of Neil Diamond’s contribution to American popular culture, music, and of his incredible life story.”

Neil Diamond is excited about the project. “I’ve always loved Broadway. The inspiration for many of my early songs came from shows like West Side Story, My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof, 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.”

Gaudio will act as one of the producers of the musical with Ken Davenport. The director is Tony winner Michael Mayer.

The musical is based on the book about Diamond by New Zealander Anthony McCarten. “On the mantle-piece in my childhood home in New Zealand, there were always two pictures: one was of the Pope, the other of Neil Diamond,” he says. “The epic musical catalogue of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer flowed endlessly off our family record player. As a child you took it into yourself, and to this day I can recite the lyrics of his hits deep into their second or third verses. Imagine my excitement, then, when the opportunity arose to work with Neil on a musical based on his life and music. A very, very easy and so sweet ‘Yes!’”

Details of the musical will be announced soon.

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