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Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Jessie Mueller, who won rave reviews and the 2014 Tony Award for her heartwarming portrayal of Carole King, has extended her contract in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical until March 6, 2015. Her co-stars, Tony Award-nominees Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector, who play legendary songwriting couple Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, will remain in the show until September 2015. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Recoups Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced that the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, has recouped its production costs in less than ten months on Broadway. Capitalized at $13 million, Beautiful has been breaking box office records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) since it opened in January and now becomes the first new musical of the 2013-2014 Season to recoup. (more...)

Scott J. Campbell to Succeed Jake Epstein in Broadway's 'BEAUTIFUL'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Scott J. Campbell, previously with Jersey Boys, will step into the role of 'Gerry Goffin' in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, beginning Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Campbell will take over for Jake Epstein. Beautiful - The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on Sunday, January 12, 2014, where it has broken all box office records and continues to play to standing-room-only crowds nightly. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Durham Performing Arts Center, October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

The First American National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015. (more...)

West End's BEAUTIFUL Expected to Have an All-British Cast
by Louisa Brady - Sep 05, 2014

Yesterday, producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced that this year's Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will be transferring to the West End's Aldwych Theatre. According to Daily Mail, the producers further announced that the West End production would feature an all-British cast. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL National Tour to Play Hollywood Pantages as Part of 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages as part of the 2015-2016 Season. This announcement comes four weeks prior to the start of the Hollywood Pantages' already announced 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Goes Abroad! Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre in February and Launches US Tour in Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will expand across America and the world in 2015. The West End production of Beautiful will begin previews on February 10, 2015 in the West End at London's Aldwych Theatre, with an official opening night set for February 25, 2015. The First American National Tour of Beautiful will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015; and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC, among other cities across the country. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessie Mueller and More Talk BEAUTIFUL, Give Backstage Tour
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2014

Pix11 recently visited the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to chat with some members of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. In this video, Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein give tours of their dressing rooms, showing off costumes, fan gifts, and random treasures. Also, musical supervisor Jason Howland explains how a middle school crush led to his listening to Carole King for the first time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gettysburg Community Theatre's LITTLE WOMEN is a Big Show
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2014

A talented cast brings the classic American novel to life on the Gettysburg stage (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to Providence Performing Arts Center in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, September 15 - Sunday, September 20, 2015. (more...)

Northwestern University 2014/15 Theatre Season to Include THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE WILD PARTY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 34th Mainstage season of plays and musicals at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University features award-winning directors and playwrights, acclaimed alumnae and faculty, groundbreaking plays and musicals and The Waa-Mu Show. The season reflects on the evolving definitions of family and community and invites audiences to embrace the circumstances that unite and strengthen us. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Opens Sandy Rustin's THE COTTAGE Tonight, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opens the final show of the theatre's summer repertory season on July 24th, with the regional premiere of the brand new comedy The Cottage, by Sandy Rustin, running in rep with The Full Monty and Little Women. The playwright has been in residence to work on the show before the opening performance, with a cast of Broadway veterans including Nancy Anderson, Michele Ragusa, Mark Price, Michael Kostroff, Bailey Frankenberg and Spencer Plachy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, Adrienne Warren and Jane Monheit at FRANK & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

On Monday, June 30, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn in his regular series called 'Frank & Friends.' This particular show, 'Girls Night Out!' found Frank onstage with Broadway leading ladies Jackie Burns (If/Then), Teal Wicks (Wicked), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On) and jazz vocalist Jane Monheit (Jane Monheit's Jazz Party at Birdland). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Theatre Aspen Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Award-winning Theatre Aspen opened last week, with a production of The Full Monty receiving rave reviews. Tonight the season continues to unfold with the opening of Little Women, the Broadway Musical. The Hurst Theatre offers a summer repertory season, which will also include a brand new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Whitney Bashor, Kate Shindle and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Birdland Announces 'OUR SINATRA: A Musical Celebration' and More, 6/30-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for June 30 through July 6, featuring: Our Sinatra "A Musical Celebration" with Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines, Harmony Keeney, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, Frank Wildhorn, and Introducing A New Segment: Mentor Mondays! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Kate Shindle, Hinton Battle & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Sings, Talks About 'Natural Woman'
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

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! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Cast Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart; Hits No. 60 on Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

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. (more...)

Nancy Anderson, Alison Luff and More to Star in Theatre Aspen's 31st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Casting is complete for award-winning Theatre Aspen's 31st season. Several Broadway notables make up the company, some starring in multiple roles this season which includes the musical comedy The Full Monty (opening June 24th), the musical Little Women (opening July 2nd), and a brand new comedy by Sandy Rustin called The Cottage (opening July 24th). (more...)

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