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Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and the 100thanniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene - on Monday, June 9th, at New York's The Town Hall. (more...)

Topol, Jerry Zaks, and Andrea Martin Lead Cast of 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on 6/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 15, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be honored and will perform with the largest-ever reunion of original, revival and film cast members as part of an all-star benefit concert for The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene on Monday, June 9th, at New York's Town Hall. (more...)

CAROLE KING Performs at In-Home Fundraiser for MA Senator
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

In a fundraiser for Ed Markey, junior senator of Massachusetts, King performed for donors in the home of Lois Robbins. (more...)

UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Set for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse tonight, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's Got a Friend in Carole! King Visits BEAUTIFUL, Sings & Raises $30,000 for BC/EFA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 04, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on January 12, 2014, where it continues to break box office records. Just last night, King made a surprise trip to the show, where she not only shocked the cast onstage, but managed to raise $30,000 for BC/EFA for a special duet of 'You've Got a Friend' with Jessie Mueller. Check out highlights from her appearance below! (more...)

Twitter Watch: Carole King Visits BEAUTIFUL on Broadway!
by BWW Staff - Apr 03, 2014

Carole King, whose life is chronicled by BEAUTIFUL, appeared during the musical's curtain call tonight, April 3. Below, check out a photo of her onstage with the cast! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Sets Actors Fund Performance for 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will offer a special added performance to benefit The Actors Fund on Sunday, April 27 at 8:00 PM. The company of Beautiful will donate their time and talent for the performance, for an audience which will include cast members from current Broadway shows and other areas of the entertainment community. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund, which helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. Beautiful opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street), on Sunday, January 12, 2014, where it's playing to sold-out crowds and has broken multiple box office records. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - BEAUTIFUL Cast Talks Recording 'You've Got a Friend'
by Stage Tube - Apr 01, 2014

In the video below, go into the recording studio with Broadway's Jessie Mueller (Carole King), Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil) and Jarrod Spector (Barry Mann) as they discuss and record 'You've Got a Friend' for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL's cast album! (more...)

'BEAUTIFUL' Album Is No. 1 Cast Recording on iTunes Charts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, now available for digital download via iTunes and Amazon, is the #1 Cast Recording on the iTunes Charts. The album, produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, is #4 on iTunes Top 10 Soundtrack and #41 album. The Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available in-stores on May 13, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from backstage with the stars below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Lazar, Patrick Page & More Perform at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 01, 2014

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox (After Midnight, Doubt), Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette (Neil Simon's Chapter Two) & Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar (LES MISERABLES, A Little Night Music), Patrick Page (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, Cyrano, the upcoming Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein), Nancy Anderson (Jolson & Company, Wonderful Town, A Class Act), and Jeffry Denman (Yank!, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) were among the many stars to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night- THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1940-1964. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Erin Davie Joins UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH for Lincoln Center's American Songbook, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Jessie Mueller Sings from BEAUTIFUL; Cast Album Now Available for Pre-Order
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced that the Original Cast Recording of the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, can now be pre-ordered on iTunes, in advance of a Tuesday, April 1st digital release. Those who pre-order the album will immediately receive a special advance track of Jessie Mueller's 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow.' The album, produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, will be available in-stores on May 13, 2014 and will include a 28-page color booklet with full lyrics, rare and never-before-seen archival and show photos, and liner notes by Beautiful book writer Douglas McGrath. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', as performed by Jessie Mueller. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Original Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Recording of the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical this spring and has just released the official artwork. Check it out below! (more...)

Adam Kantor, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey and Teal Wicks Complete UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Cast; Concert Set for 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) has announced complete casting for Unsung Carolyn Leigh, a special concert produced for Lincoln Center's American Songbook at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on Saturday, April 5 at 8 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad, Make Mine Manhattan). (more...)

VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Performs King Classic on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Tony nominee Jessie Mueller appeared on this morning's Today show for a live performance of King's classic, 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow.' (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Launches Interactive Discography Page!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical has just launched a new interactive discography page on its official website that allows visitors to peruse the music of the show, as well as other tunes by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Visit the site to check out fun facts about the music and watch playlists of all four artists in action. (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Recording of the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. The album, produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, was recorded yesterday, February 17th and will be available for purchase digitally and in stores this spring. Like the musical, the cast record of Beautiful will feature a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow,' 'One Fine Day,' (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,' 'On Broadway,' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,' and many more. Check out a look back at the recording session with Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, and the rest of the cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL, below! (more...)

Ghostlight to Release BEAUTIFUL Original Broadway Cast Recording this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. The album, produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, will be recorded on Monday, February 17th and will be available for purchase digitally and in stores this spring. Like the musical, the cast record of Beautiful will feature a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow,' 'One Fine Day,' (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,' 'On Broadway,' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,' and many more. (more...)

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