NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Neil Diamond’s life story is coming to Broadway.

A still-untitled musical will document the star’s rise from a poor childhood in Brooklyn to becoming one of the most successful singer-songwriters in the world.

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Anthony McCarten will write the book, and Tony Award-winner Michael Mayer will direct.

Diamond said he’s honored to bring his songs to the Great White Way, adding that some of his early material was inspired by Broadway musicals.

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