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2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards Update - Rixey Terry, Susannah Upchurch Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards Update - Rixey Terry, Susannah Upchurch Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU GammageBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU Gammage
by Lee Cooley - Nov 25, 2016

Thanks to @BwayAmerica for sharing Julia Knitel as Carole King with Phoenix @ASUGammage. #SomeKindOfWonderful (more...)

NEWSIES Announces Theatrical Release Dates for 2017!NEWSIES Announces Theatrical Release Dates for 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Hot off the press! As BroadwayWorld reported exclusively in July, Newsies is coming to the big screen! Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut on February 16, 18 and 22, 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles is High QualityBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles is High Quality
by Tyler Hinton - Nov 16, 2016

The national tour of BEAUTIFUL is the first Broadway show to play at the brand-new Eccles Theater, and it is a more than worthy tenant. In fact, the high quality of the production is ample proof of the embarrassment of riches the theater is sure to attract. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at the Paramount Lives Up to Its NameBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at the Paramount Lives Up to Its Name
by Jay Irwin - Oct 20, 2016

The major problem I have seen with jukebox musicals is they may have the music to entertain with a nostalgic value but not the book. Then there's the pitfall of the music itself being so focused on one artist that, unless you're a die-hard fan, you can get bored ('Jersey Boys' falls into both traps for me). But sometimes there are shows like 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' currently performing at the Paramount Theatre that manage to hurtle both obstacles with seeming ease. Yes, the songs are all there but as we're looking at the career of a songwriter as well as performer we get a very diverse sound. Plus the book goes well beyond 'and then I did this song, and then I did that song' with a thoroughly engaging story making this one of those rare jukebox musicals that works on every level. (more...)

BWW Review: Aptly Titled BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical Charms OCBWW Review: Aptly Titled BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical Charms OC
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 6, 2016

Even without eye-popping special effects, a gimmicky storyline, or those oft-used literary or cinematic source materials, some stage musicals just manage to entertain by sheer likability alone. A big warm hug of a show that's brimming with lots of surprisingly snappy wit and, arguably, some of the previous century's most melodious pop hits, BEAUTIFUL---the Broadway stage musical based on the life of treasured Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King---is a show that certainly lives up to its title. This charming, swiftly-paced bio-musical's first national tour continues performances at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through October 16. (more...)

Julia Knitel Stars in BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting Tonight in San FranciscoJulia Knitel Stars in BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting Tonight in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE Carole King MUSICAL welcomes Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) beginning tonight, September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Welcomes Julia Knitel & Erika Olson to the National Touring CompanyBEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Welcomes Julia Knitel & Erika Olson to the National Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are pleased to announce that the National Tour of this Broadway sensation will star Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil), who will be joining a company featuring Liam Tobin (Gerry Goffin) and Ben Fankhauser (Barry Mann), with Curt Bouril (Don Kirshner) and Suzanne Grodner (Genie Klein). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Broadway Understudy Julia Knitel to Lead BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting in San FranciscoBroadway Understudy Julia Knitel to Lead BEAUTIFUL on Tour Starting in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will welcome Julia Knitel (Carole King) and Erika Olson (Cynthia Weil) beginning September 13 in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

Bid To Meet Jeremy Jordan at NEWSIES Filming, Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSBid To Meet Jeremy Jordan at NEWSIES Filming, Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to meet Jeremy Jordan after enjoying the special filmed performance of NEWSIES. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES NewsBWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

For Ben Fankhauser, life is 'Beautiful.' He's about to celebrate his one-year anniversary touring in that Broadway bio musical about Carole King. It showcases Abby Mueller, the sister of its original Tony-winning star, Jessie Mueller. In 'Beautiful,' Fankhauser plays Barry Mann, who teamed up with Cynthia Weil to co-write top pop hits like 'On Broadway' and 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling.' (more...)

VIDEO: Music Legends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Play The Not-So-Newlywed Game With Their San Francisco BEAUTIFUL CounterpartsVIDEO: Music Legends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Play The Not-So-Newlywed Game With Their San Francisco BEAUTIFUL Counterparts
by Michael Dale - Aug 16, 2016

While the Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL celebrates the pop classics of Carole King, there is also strong representation from the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/9/2016 - 8/16/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 8/9/2016 - 8/16/2016
by - Aug 16, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/9/2016 - 8/16/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/11/2016 - REBECCA, FIDDLER's New Fruma-Sarah & More!Broadway AM Report, 8/11/2016 - REBECCA, FIDDLER's New Fruma-Sarah & More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 11, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's REBECCA scandal appears on CNBC's AMERICAN GREED, the stars of SOMETHING ROTTEN! visit Bryant Park, and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF welcomes a new 'Fruma-Sarah' tonight! (more...)

Disney and Fathom Events to Bring NEWSIES to Cinemas Worldwide Early Next YearDisney and Fathom Events to Bring NEWSIES to Cinemas Worldwide Early Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut in early 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as “Jack Kelly.” (more...)

Breaking News: Ben Fankhauser & Andrew Keenan-Bolger Join NEWSIES Live; Set to Hit Theatres in 2017!Breaking News: Ben Fankhauser & Andrew Keenan-Bolger Join NEWSIES Live; Set to Hit Theatres in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and Fathom Events announced today that the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES will make its worldwide cinema debut in early 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as 'Jack Kelly.' (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at DCPABWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at DCPA
by Chris Arneson - Jul 25, 2016

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is one of those shows where you can't help but fall in love with the nostalgia of it all. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/1; JUMANJI in DC, HELLO, DOLLY! in Sacramento and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/1; JUMANJI in DC, HELLO, DOLLY! in Sacramento and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 1, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Rhode Island, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include JUMANJI in DC, WEST SIDE STORY in Rhode Island, and HELLO, DOLLY! at Sacramento Music Circus, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winning Musical BEAUTIFUL Captivates at PantagesBWW Review: Tony Winning Musical BEAUTIFUL Captivates at Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jun 27, 2016

In the opening scene of the jukebox musical Beautiful, Carole King (Abby Mueller) is seated at the piano in concert at Carnegie Hall and is describing to the audience how life takes a turn and what results is unexpected...and beautiful. In this Tony-winning show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, we are taken through the musical history of the 60s when Carole King published music with her then husband Gerry Goffin (Liam Tobin). We see the Shirelles, the Drifters, the Righteous Brothers, for whom King and Goffin wrote tremendous hits like 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', 'The Locomotion' and 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'. We also see the harsh personal life that King suffered due to Goffin's drinking, infidelity and mental illness. Life was successful yet painful and eventually the pair parted, with the Brooklyn-born King going on to establish herself in LA in a whole new light with 'It's Too Late', 'You've Got a Friend', 'So Far Away' as well as 'Beautiful'. Now onstage at the Pantages Beautiful is bound to please every fan of the 60s era of rock 'n roll music and bring an uplifting spark of encouragement to live out your dream. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL SUCCEEDS WITH A STRONG CASTBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL SUCCEEDS WITH A STRONG CAST
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jun 1, 2016

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Good Time At The Hobby Center (more...)

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