Photo: Noah as Groucho as the Fairy Godmother in I'll Say She Is. Photo by Mark X. Hopkins.

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The latest

 

THe MARX BROTHERS COUNCIL PODCAST
MONTHLY MARXIAN MUSINGS

Matthew Coniam, Bob Gassel, and I must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle.

FACES OF STONE
BANANA STAND EDITION

Last summer, Amanda Sisk, Marc-Anthony Macon, and I spent a weekly hour broadcasting our live reactions to Twin Peaks: The Return. What are we doing this summer? 

SHOW POSTERS
THEATRICAL PUBLICITY DESIGN

Theatre people, let's talk about publicity design for your next project! Non-theatre people, we can talk about your design needs too.


THE RADIO SHOW PROGRAM
EPISODE ONE: THE EXCITING CONCLUSION

Listen to the pilot episode of The Radio Show Program, 48 minutes of strangeness from Amanda Sisk and Noah Diamond.

BUY MY BOOKS!
I RECOMMEND SEVERAL COPIES OF EACH

Gimme a Thrill, Love Marches On, and 400 Years in Manhattan are all available for immediate purchase, so why not purchase them immediately? 

 
 
 

Before their film career, the Marx Brothers were the stars of three Broadway musicals. Two of these, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, became the first two Marx Brothers movies, and are regularly revived on stage. But their 1924 Broadway debut, I'll Say She Is, was lost to history, unseen since the Marxes delivered its final performance in 1925.

I spent several years researching, restoring, and adapting the book and score of this lost masterpiece. These efforts resulted in a series of staged readings at Marxfest, a workshop production at the New York International Fringe Festival, and an acclaimed Off Broadway productionat the Connelly Theater in 2016.

My book Gimme a Thrill presents the complete history of the show through 2014 (you can read the first chapter for free before buying several copies for everyone you know). For more on the 2016 Off Broadway production, see my essays "Life at I'll Say She Is," "The Women of I'll Say She Is," and "What's Next for I'll Say She Is"; and visit the press page.

 
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Cover photo: Matt Walters, Matt Roper, Noah Diamond, Melody Jane, and Seth Shelden in the 2016 Off Broadway production of I'll Say She Is. Photo by Mark X. Hopkins.

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Design 

I'm a compulsively creative person whose life is devoted mostly to an endless series of projects. Elsewhere on this site, you can find out all about my various pursuits in theatre, literature, and music.

In addition to my own projects, I spend a good deal of time working on other people's projects as a freelancer. I work as a writer, performer, tour guide, and public speaker for hire. I've also worked extensively as a visual artist and graphic designer, including ongoing work as the resident designer for Max Merchandising, a leading creator of apparel, publications, and souvenirs for Broadway shows and other cultural events.

If your current project calls for distinctive and professional graphic design, let's talk! Continue to the design section to see examples from my design portfolio.

 

Love Marches On is a Broadway saga in comic strips. The story is set in and around Times Square, in the years 1925 and 1975. The book contains the complete daily strips and Sunday broadsheets, plus a rich archive of artifacts which expand the world of the story.

 

"I LAUGHED, I CRIED, I CONFRONTED THE ABSURDITY OF THE HUMAN CONDITION!" - Rita Rice

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I have a long history of playing my hero, Groucho Marx, both on and off the stage. In addition to countless party, variety, and cabaret appearances, I have donned the tails and greasepaint in productions of Animal Crackers, Groucho on the Air, Music of the Marx Brothers, and especially I'll Say She Is, the first-ever revival of the Marx Brothers' long-lost 1924 masterpiece.

 

Cover photo: With the 2016 I'll Say She Is chorus: Beth Conley, Amber Bloom, Avital Asuleen, Caitlin Brunell, Sarah Miller, Peyton Lustig, Jessica Webb, and Robyn Michele Frank. Photo by Jim R. Moore.

 
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THE NERO FIDDLED MUSICALS

a series of political satires written and produced
by Noah Diamond and Amanda Sisk

 
 

Photo: Noah Diamond, Sadrina Renee, and Amanda Sisk in Life After Bush. Photo by Tor-Evert Johanssen.

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