“A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical” Producers Raise $750,000 for Parkinson’s Foundation

NEW YORK & MIAMI (April 18, 2024) — The producing team behind the Broadway hit, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, has raised $750,000 in honor of legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond and the one million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Check presentation at A Beautiful Noise for $750,000

On Thursday, April 18, the cast revealed the cumulative total from their fundraising efforts over the past two years. A check for $750,000 was presented by A Beautiful Noise producer Adam Riemer to Parkinson’s Foundation President and CEO John L. Lehr. The funds raised will help the Foundation continue its critical work of making life better for people with PD by providing increased access to high-quality care, research opportunities and critical resources. 

“We are so grateful to A Beautiful Noise for once again championing not only the legacy of Neil Diamond, but that of all of those living with Parkinson’s disease across the country,” said Lehr. “It is incredibly generous that such a successful Broadway show continue to share the spotlight with our Foundation and raise awareness for the 90,000 people diagnosed with PD each year.”

A Beautiful Noise will charitably expand its fundraising efforts so that fans of the show have a chance to be part of contributions to the Foundation as well. For every ticket purchased using the code PARKFOUND, $199 will be donated directly to the Parkinson’s Foundation in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, now through April 30, 2024.

The musical, which tells the thrilling story of Diamond, from growing up in Brooklyn to his rise to fame as a Grammy Award-winning artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, will kick off its national tour on September 21, 2024, in Providence, Rhode Island. Diamond’s multi-generational fan base will have a chance to see the Broadway sensation at more than 30 cities across the U.S.

Diamond announced his retirement from concert touring in 2018 following his PD diagnosis. In addition to Diamond, producer Adam Riemer also shares a personal connection to PD, highlighting the musical’s genuine fundraising efforts.

“Shortly after my mom, Stepheny, passed from complications with PD, I was presented with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the producing team of A Beautiful Noise – a wonderful show that celebrates the incredible life of someone who is now living with Parkinson’s disease,” said Riemer. “I feel fortunate to be in a position where I can help raise awareness for others impacted by PD and I thank everyone who has contributed in honor of their loved ones, Neil Diamond and my mom.”

Visit Parkinson.org/Awareness to get involved this April in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. To support A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical’s fundraising efforts, visit Parkinson.org/BeautifulNoise.


About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. Since 1957, the Parkinson’s Foundation has invested more than $449 million in Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Connect with us on Parkinson.orgFacebookTwitterInstagram or call 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636).

About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and nearly 90,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.

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