The audience members who attended the opening night concert of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, on Broadway were given a very special surprise. The legendary Neil Diamond made a surprise entrance and treated the audience to an impromptu performance of his most famous song, “Sweet Caroline.” The audience was completely fascinated.
Attendees of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, on Broadway were taken aback when Neil Diamond surprised them with an impromptu performance of “Sweet Caroline” on the opening night of the musical.
Since 2017, this was the first time the 81-year-old musician, who had earlier retired from touring in January 2018, has played in his hometown.
During the curtain call at the Broadhurst Theater, Diamond sang his classic song while supported by his wife, Katie McNeil, who was sitting in a box seat nearby.
The famous idol was accompanied by his wife as they walked the red carpet before the performance of the musical, which was inspired by Diamond’s life and the journey he made to become a successful solo artist.
A standing ovation was waiting for him as the couple entered the theater.
Diamond made one of her rare outings in public during the evening out.
He announced in January 2018 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and that he would be retiring from touring as a result of the condition.
It was revealed in a statement that was posted on his website about the disease. “made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis.”
“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” he said at the time. “My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and was planning to come to the upcoming shows.”
“I plan to remain active in writing, recording, and other projects for a long time to come.”
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When he made his statement, he was in the process of completing arrangements for the portion of his 50th-anniversary tour that would take place in Australia and New Zealand. Before the third leg, he had already competed in the previous rounds held in the United States and Europe.
In 2017, he had his final performance, which was a complete concert, in Los Angeles.
Diamond performed “Sweet Caroline” at a Boston Red Sox game in June 2022. The performance took place more recently.
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“Sweet Caroline” is such a well-known and beloved tune! It is wonderful to hear Neil perform it once more in a live environment.
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