STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Sings, Talks About 'Natural Woman'
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.
In conjunction with the album's physical release, the show's star, Jessie Mueller ('Carole King'), McGrath (Book) and Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations), discuss (and sing!) one of the show's most iconic tunes, "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman." Click below for a behind-the-scenes video!
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. 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.
For more information on the album or to order, visit http://sh-k-boom.com/beautiful. 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.
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