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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...)

Jessie Mueller Will Not Hit the Road with BEAUTIFUL National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Earlier this monthEarlier this month, the Toronto Star reported that Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar, would soon join the Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL as 'Carole King' in early 2015, when current star Mueller leaves to lead the national tour. BroadwayWorld has just learned from a show representative however, that the Tony winner will not hit the road with the touring cast. Casting is currently underway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Cast Celebrates Pleasant Valley Sundae at Serendipity 3
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 17, 2014

Just yesterday, beloved songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, along with cast members from Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, gathered at Serendipity 3 to celebrate their 60th Anniversary with the unveiling of a new treat, the 'Pleasant Valley Sundae': a chart-topping concoction of three scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, drizzled with 'Some Kind of Wonderful' caramel, chocolate, and white chocolate sauces, balancing a solid dark chocolate Baby Grand Piano, holding yet another scoop of vanilla ice cream rising to stardom and completed with a dark chocolate piano lid, grasping a music legend cloud of whipped cream, leading down to a 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' sprinkled with candy musical notes to surely make 'The Earth Move' under your feet! BroadwayWorld was there for the special unveiling and you can check out photo coverage below! (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...)

Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Season to Feature Two Pre-Broadway Premieres, BEAUTIFUL, KINKY BOOTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced their upcoming 2015 Spring Season will go on sale to new subscribers on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Broadway In Chicago's 2015 Spring Season will include two Pre-Broadway World Premieres FIRST WIVES CLUB and ON YOUR FEET!, two 2013 Tony Award-winning musicals KINKY BOOTS and PIPPIN and two shows direct from Broadway THE ILLUSIONISTS and BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical. To purchase tickets, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com or call 312-977-1717. (more...)

Will Chilina Kennedy Be Broadway's Next 'Carole King'? Jessie Mueller to Lead BEAUTIFUL National Tour?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

According to the Toronto Star, Chilna Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar, will soon be filling Tony winner Jessie Mueller's shoes. The Toronto-based actress will reportedly join the Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL as 'Carole King' in early 2015, when current star Mueller leaves to lead the national tour. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. Check out a first look at the production below! (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...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES to Feature New Book; Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Looking for British Actress to Play Carole King for West End Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will hit the West End's Aldwych Theatre in early 2015, and the Daily Mail writes that 'a British actress is being sought to portray Carole'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYMF's DEPLOYED the musical Gives Rehearsal Sneak Peek
by Stage Tube - Jul 08, 2014

Recently the NYMF production of DEPLOYED the musical gave fans a sneak peek into their rehearsal process. With a soaring pop rock score and set against the epic backdrop of a military base in Baghdad, DEPLOYED follows Emily's emotional journey. Our heroine develops an unlikely friendship with her interpreter, Laila, as she trains Iraqi women. Laila teaches Emily to appreciate others' suffering and to realize the enemy she's fighting is herself. When Emily finally lets go of her inner demons, a secret from the past comes back to wreak its revenge. They cannot forget...but can they forgive? (more...)

American Premiere Set for War-Drama DEPLOYED, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (NYMF) and Mount Elise Entertainment, in association with Kim Vasquez / Gray Lady Entertainment, are pleased to announce the American premiere of DEPLOYED the musical. With a book, music and lyrics by Jessy Brouillard, music direction by Martyn Axe, and direction by Mindy Cooper, DEPLOYED begins its limited engagement in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street) on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Receives Actors' Equity's 8th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or Equity) today announced that Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will receive the eighth annual "ACCA" Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Wins Tony for Best Actress in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Jessie Mueller was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for her performance in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

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