Broadway audiences attending the opening night A Beautiful Noise: the Neil Diamond Musical were in for a surprise when Neil Diamond himself came out during the curtain call to lead the audience in a singalong of perhaps his most enduring hit, “Sweet Caroline.”
Diamond retired from touring in 2018 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but he still makes the occasional appearance, as he did over the summer to sing “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park. On December 4th, Diamond appeared in the balcony at the Broadhurst Theatre with a friendly hand on his elbow to make sure he kept his balance. His voice is as expressive as ever, and there are few thrills in live music that can match thousands of people singing those iconic “Bah-bah-bahs!” in unison. Check out the performance below.
This Neil Diamond appearance at 'Beautiful Noise' & his impromptu performance/singalong of "Sweet Caroline" — despite his Parkinson's diagnosis and career retirement — has me in my feelings right now. Join me. pic.twitter.com/u1ejYDYGbWAdvertisement
— Andrey Daddano | mas.to/@loudersoft (@loudersoft) December 6, 2022