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Neil Diamond Gives Surprise Performance at Opening Night of Broadway's 'A Beautiful Noise'

Neil Diamond provided the opening night audience at A Beautiful Noise with the best surprise!

The legendary entertainer gave an impromptu performance of “Sweet Caroline” from his box seat at the show on Sunday night (December 4) at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City.

Neil was joined at the performance by his wife Katie and more than 40 members of his family, including his children and grandchildren. His appearance marked his first New York performance since 2017.

After the show, Neil went backstage and posed with stars Will Swenson and Robyn Hurder.

Here is the show’s synopsis: “With his first break into songwriting in the 1960s and his meteoric rise in the 1970s, and plenty of crushing disappointments and heart-stopping triumphs along the way, Neil Diamond has maintained an almost unthinkable level of superstardom for five straight decades. How did a poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn become one of the most universally adored showmen of all time? There’s only one way to tell it: a musical set to his era-defining smash hits that entranced the world.”

A Beautiful Noise is now playing on Broadway. Will performs seven shows a week and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani is the alternate for the eighth show each week!

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Neil Diamond Changes 'Sweet Caroline' Lyrics Into Coronavirus PSA - Watch!

Neil Diamond is putting a coronavirus spin on his iconic hit!

The 79-year-old singer took to Twitter to share a video of him strumming his classic song “Sweet Caroline” on his guitar, but changes the lyrics to add some advice about dealing with the outbreak.

“Hands… washing hands,” Neil sings, “reaching out… don’t touch me, I won’t touch you…” The video has over 4 million views already!

In the video, Neil offers some uplifting advice to his fans, saying, “I know we’re going through a rough time right now, but I love ya, and I think if we sing together we might just feel a little bit better. Give it a try.”

Find out how other stars are helping out during the coronavirus pandemic.

Neil Diamond Returns to the Stage Two Years After Retiring Due to Parkinson's Diagnosis

Neil Diamond retired from his music career in January 2018 after revealing to the world that he has Parkinson’s disease.

The 79-year-old singer-songwriter returned to the stage to perform at Keep Memory Alive’s Power of Love Gala on Saturday (March 7) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“I’m feeling great,” Neil said at the event (via People). “This is an important thing they’re doing and I feel honored to be part of it and take part in it.”

Neil performed a bunch of his hits, including “Sweet Caroline,” at the event, which raised money for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to Neil at the gala.

“I love Las Vegas and I love Neil Diamond,” he said. “Not only do I love Neil, but my parents love him, my friends love him, my children love him. Neil Diamond is an amazing songwriter and singer and I think you will agree that no Jewish man looks better in sequins than Neil Diamond.”

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Neil Diamond Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis, Announces Retirement From Touring

Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

The 77-year-old musician announced on Monday (January 22) that he would stop touring following a career of 50 years on the road.

“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. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows,” Neil said in a statement.

The statement explained that the neurological disease has made travel and performing on a large scale difficult but he plans to continue writing and recording.

He added, “I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come. My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

Neil is set to be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the Grammys on January 28th.

Neil Diamond Leads 'Sweet Caroline' Sing-Along in Times Square on NYE - Watch!

Neil Diamond helped liven up the crowds waiting out in the cold in Times Square for New Year’s Eve!

The 76-year-old performer stopped by FOX’s New Year’s Even with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square on Sunday night (December 31) to lead the crowds in a sing-along of his iconic song “Sweet Caroline!”

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Also during the show hosted by Steve Harvey, Maria Menounos married her partner of 20 years Keven Undergaro live on TV.

Watch a clip from the sing-along below!

Natalie Portman Is Not As Pregnant As She Looks: 'I Have Months To Go!'

Natalie Portman is declaring that she is not as pregnant is everyone thinks she is!

“It’s weird because I’m a small person in general so you show a lot faster and a lot more when you’re small. Everyone thinks I’m about to pop and about to give birth at any minute but I have months to go,” the 35-year-old Jackie star expressed while making an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening (November 29) in New York City.

Natalie revealed on the red carpet back in September that she was pregnant with her second child with hubby Benjamin Millepied.

Also during her appearance, Natalie teamed up with director J.J. Abrams in a game of Password against Jimmy and musical guest Neil Diamond – Watch after the cut!

That same day, Natalie joined director Pablo Larrain, producer Darren Aronofsky and writer Noah Oppenheim at their Official Academy Screening and panel for Jackie, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at MOMA.

Natalie Portman – ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

FYI: Natalie is wearing a Brandon Maxwell dress, Bally shoes and Sidney Garber jewelry on The Tonight Show, as well as a Alexander McQueen dress paired with Steven Madden shoes at the Jackie screening.

Click inside to watch the rest of Natalie Portman’s appearance on The Tonight Show…More Here! »

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Boston Red Sox Pay Tribute to Bombing Victims - Watch Now!

Check out the Boston Red Sox paying tribute to Boston’s first responders and those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Neil Diamond participated in the ceremony by singing “Sweet Caroline,” which has been played at every Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park since 2002.

The Boston Red Sox played against the Kansas City Royals and this game also marked the return of their star player David Ortiz.

“This jersey that we’re wearing today it doesn’t say ‘Red Sox.’ It says, ‘Boston.’ We want to thank you for you, Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, the whole police department, for the great job that they did this past week,” David shared. “This is our f–king city. And nobody is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”

Boston Red Sox – Boston Marathon Tribute
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