Happy Birthday to Neil Diamond, who turns 81 today (January 24th). Diamond's music continues to resonate in popular culture, with his 1969 classic, “Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show,” featured prominently in Quentin Tarantino's 2019 Oscar-nominated film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Last summer, it was reported a musical about Diamond's life and career is headed to Broadway. According to Rolling Stone, the as-yet-untitled show will center around a score comprised of Diamond's biggest hits. The production will be written by Bohemian Rhapsody writer Anthony McCarten and will be directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer.
Diamond said in a statement: “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.”