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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Katie Brayben as 'Carole King' in London's 'BEAUTIFUL'Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Katie Brayben as 'Carole King' in London's 'BEAUTIFUL'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Daily Mail just Tweeted a sneak peek at Katie Brayben as 'Carole King' in BEAUTIFUL, coming to the West End from February 10 and running through June 2015. Check out the photo below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Michael Mayer and Rick Miramontez!Photo Coverage: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Michael Mayer and Rick Miramontez!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Nov 17, 2014

Just last night, New York Stage and Film 2014 Gala honored Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez at The Plaza Hotel. They were joined by celebrities and theater VIPs including Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt, John Slattery & Talia Balsam, Josh Radnor, Bill Pullman, Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey, Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig, Carol Kane, Mark Linn-Baker, John Benjamin Hickey, Hunter Parrish, Billy Porter, Jessie Mueller, Sherie Rene Scott, Tommy Tune, Lena Hall, Stephen Trask, Matt Doyle, Bryce Pinkham, Steven Lutvak, Matt Doyle, Isabel & Ruben Toledo, Jon Tenney, Sakina Jaffrey and many more! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 GalaPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages Honors Donald Margulies and Julian Schlossberg at 2014 Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 4, 2014

Primary Stages just held their annual Gala last night, November 3, 2014 at 583 Park Avenue. The event celebrated the company's 30th anniversary and honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and award-winning producer, Julian Schlossberg. The Honorary Gala Co-Chairs are Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Linney, Elaine May, and Susan Stroman. The evening featured performances and tributes by Tony nominee Nick Cordero(performing from Bullets over Broadway), Charles Busch, Judy Gold, David Ives, the creators of In Transit, Tony winner Frank Langella, Elaine May, Tony winner Billy Porter, Marlo Thomas, Rachel York, and surprise guests. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

Ghostlight Releases BEAUTIFUL, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album CommentariesGhostlight Releases BEAUTIFUL, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Commentaries
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the launch of the new series 'Ghostlight Shines On...' presenting exclusive audio commentary on some of its major recordings from Broadway and beyond. The series currently features commentary for two hit albums the label released in 2014: the Broadway smash Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and the beloved score for The Bridges of Madison County, which won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Betty Buckley & Isabel Rose Visit Jessie Mueller at BEAUTIFULTwitter Watch: Betty Buckley & Isabel Rose Visit Jessie Mueller at BEAUTIFUL
by BWW Staff - Oct 3, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Isabel Rose wrote 'I'm a lucky gal!Saw the amazing B'way show #Beautiful last night! Kudos #JessieMueller, #LizLarson and @BettyBuckley! (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (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...)

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...)

Jessie Mueller Will Not Hit the Road with BEAUTIFUL National TourJessie 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 3Photo 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 InvestmentBEAUTIFUL - 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'Scott J. Campbell to Succeed Jake Epstein in Broadway's 'BEAUTIFUL'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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 2015BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Durham Performing Arts Center, October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 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 CastWest End's BEAUTIFUL Expected to Have an All-British Cast
by Louisa Brady - Sep 5, 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 SeasonBEAUTIFUL National Tour to Play Hollywood Pantages as Part of 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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 2015BEAUTIFUL Goes Abroad! Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre in February and Launches US Tour in Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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 & MoreBroadway In Chicago's 2015 Season to Feature Two Pre-Broadway Premieres, BEAUTIFUL, KINKY BOOTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 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?Will Chilina Kennedy Be Broadway's Next 'Carole King'? Jessie Mueller to Lead BEAUTIFUL National Tour?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 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...)

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