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BEAUTIFUL Cast Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart; Hits No. 60 on Billboard 200

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BEAUTIFUL Cast Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart; Hits No. 60 on Billboard 200

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart, it was announced today. The album, released May 13th, is produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer. In addition to its #1 spot on the Billboard Top Broadway Chart, the Cast Recording also came in at #60 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, an album debut that only The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots have achieved in the last few years. The Original Broadway Cast Recording is currently available online and in stores.

A special two-disc Vinyl limited edition of Beautiful, which comes with a free digital download, is currently available exclusively on www.sh-k-boom.com/beautiful-vinyl and at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and will be available in stores everywhere on June 3, 2014.

Like the musical, the Cast Recording of Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including ""You've Got a Friend," "One Fine Day," (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman," "On Broadway," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and many more.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on January 12, 2014, where it continues to break box office records. Beautiful features a book by playwright and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince.

The complete cast of Beautiful, all featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording, includes Tony Award-nominee Jessie Mueller as 'Carole King,' Jake Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner', Tony Award-nominee Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins.

Track Listing for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical:

1. Overture

2. So Far Away

3. 1650 Broadway Medley

4. It Might as Well Rain Until September

5. Some Kind of Wonderful

6. Happy Days Are Here Again

7. Take Good Care of My Baby

8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow

9. He's Sure the Boy I Love

10. Will You Love Me Tomorrow

11. Up on the Roof

12. On Broadway

13. The Locomotion

14. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

15. One Fine Day

16. Chains

17. Walking in the Rain

18. Pleasant Valley Sunday

19. We Gotta Get Out of This Place

20. Uptown

21. It's Too Late

22. You've Got a Friend

23. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

24. Beautiful

25. I Feel The Earth Move

For more information on the album or to order, visit http://sh-k-boom.com/beautiful.

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

With a book by playwright and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

The creative team also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision), John Miller (Music Coordination) and Stephen Kopel (Casting).

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.

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