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Breaking News: Chilina Kennedy Will Succeed Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL This Spring!Breaking News: Chilina Kennedy Will Succeed Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Award-winning Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut as 'Mary Magdalene' in Jesus Christ Superstar, has nabbed the title role in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Kennedy begins performances on March 7, 2015, succeeding Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, who will play her final performance in Beautiful on March 6 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jackie Burns, Anthony Warlow, and More Set for Reading of JEKYLL AND HYDE in Prep for 25th Anniversary International ProductionBWW Exclusive: Jackie Burns, Anthony Warlow, and More Set for Reading of JEKYLL AND HYDE in Prep for 25th Anniversary International Production
by Louisa Brady - Jan 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that there will be a 25th Anniversary International Production of JEKYLL AND HYDE next year, and Broadway veterans Anthony Warlow, Jackie Burns, and Teal Wicks are currently leading a reading of the new production. (more...)

Tickets to FLASHDANCE at Fisher Theatre Now On SaleTickets to FLASHDANCE at Fisher Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at Detroit's Fisher Theatre on March 10 - 22, 2015. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, December 7 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office starting on Monday, December 8. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: London Cast of BEAUTIFUL Wishes Broadway Company a Happy First Anniversary!STAGE TUBE: London Cast of BEAUTIFUL Wishes Broadway Company a Happy First Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2015

The London cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical sent a video message, including a performance of 'You've Got a Friend,' to the Broadway company ahead of their one year anniversary - check it out below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Podcast Featuring Cast Album Commentary Now AvailableBEAUTIFUL Podcast Featuring Cast Album Commentary Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Ghostlight Records announced today that a podcast containing exclusive commentary from cast members of the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical is now available for download. (more...)

Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Hold National Open Casting Calls This WinterBroadway's BEAUTIFUL to Hold National Open Casting Calls This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that they will be holding a nationwide open casting call for the most sought-after role on Broadway, the title role in Beautiful -The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. The show's casting directors will hold an open call for 'Carole King' at New York City's Ripley Grier Studios (520 Eighth Avenue) on Friday, January 16, 2015 and will also search nationally for Caroles and other cast members for the Broadway, touring and international productions of the smash hit musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Perform at Apple Store SohoPhoto Coverage: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Perform at Apple Store Soho
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2014

The stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, just discussed their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on yesterday, December 16. Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller was joined by her Tony Award nominated co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector ('Cynthia Weil' and 'Barry Mann') and Musical DirectorJason Howland for a performance and discussion moderated by journalist Suzy Evans (a contributor to Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and more). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage of the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Talk BEAUTIFUL at Apple Store SohoPhoto Coverage: Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Talk BEAUTIFUL at Apple Store Soho
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2014

The stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, just discussed their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on yesterday, December 16. Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller was joined by her Tony Award nominated co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector ('Cynthia Weil' and 'Barry Mann') and Musical Director Jason Howland for a performance and discussion moderated by journalist Suzy Evans (a contributor to Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and more). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Talk Grammy Nominated Album Today at the Apple Store SohoJessie Mueller, Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Talk Grammy Nominated Album Today at the Apple Store Soho
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing welcome the stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, to discuss their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) today, December 16th at 4:00 PM. (more...)

Jessie Mueller and the Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Discuss Grammy Nominated Album at Apple Store SohoJessie Mueller and the Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Discuss Grammy Nominated Album at Apple Store Soho
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, with discuss their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on Tuesday, December 16th at 4:00 PM. (more...)

ALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL, HEDWIG Among Grammy's Best Musical Theater Album NomineesALADDIN, BEAUTIFUL, HEDWIG Among Grammy's Best Musical Theater Album Nominees
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2014

Nominations for the 57th GRAMMY AWARDS were announced today, December 5th. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb, 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (more...)

54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn with Series of Concerts, Kicking Off This Month54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn with Series of Concerts, Kicking Off This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn, a series of concerts spotlighting the music of composer Frank Wildhorn, will be presented at the intimate Manhattan nightspot tonight, December 2, through the 6th, backed by a band led by Wildhorn on piano. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional TheatreLITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Originally published at the turn of the nineteenth century, Louisa May Alcott's acclaimed story of love and family stands the test of time. This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre presents a new version of this enduring American classic with LITTLE WOMEN: The Musical, November 7 - November 29. (more...)

Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Louisa May Alcott's popular Civil War-era saga about love of family and country and the lives of the four March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- will be set to music at Northwestern University from Nov. 7 to Nov. 23. (more...)

54 Below to Celebrate Frank Wildhorn with Series of Concerts This December54 Below to Celebrate Frank Wildhorn with Series of Concerts This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

54 Below Celebrates Frank Wildhorn, a series of concerts spotlighting the music of composer Frank Wildhorn, will be presented at the intimate Manhattan nightspot December 2-6, backed by a band led by Wildhorn on piano. Show times at 54 Below are scheduled for December 2-3 at 7pm and December 5-6 at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23Wirtz Center to Present LITTLE WOMEN, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Louisa May Alcott's popular Civil War-era saga about love of family and country and the lives of the four March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- will be set to music at Northwestern University from Nov. 7 to Nov. 23. (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional TheatreLITTLE WOMEN Runs 11/7-29 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Originally published at the turn of the nineteenth century, Louisa May Alcott's acclaimed story of love and family stands the test of time. This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre presents a new version of this enduring American classic with LITTLE WOMEN: The Musical, November 7 - November 29. (more...)

West End's BEAUTIFUL Has Found Its 'Carole King'West End's BEAUTIFUL Has Found Its 'Carole King'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, the West End production of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has found its leading lady. Katie Brayben will star in the title role when the show moves across the pond in February 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 2014-15 FLASHDANCE National Tour; Kicks Off Next Month in IdahoFull Cast Announced for 2014-15 FLASHDANCE National Tour; Kicks Off Next Month in Idaho
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Rehearsals began this week for the cast of the upcoming North American tour of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation. The tour is set to open in Boise, ID on October 21, 2014. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015Jessie 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...)

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