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Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for one week, February 14 - 19, 2017. Produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
 at Wharton Center ends Jan 15BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Wharton Center ends Jan 15
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 15, 2017

I felt the earth move under my feet when the audience of over 1000 people jumped to their feet to give the cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL a standing ovation, accompanied by thunderous applause. The Wharton Center showing was absolutely fabulous! Sunday night is the final performance of this amazing show. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL Takes Wharton Center's StageBEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL Takes Wharton Center's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony® & Grammy Award®-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its East Lansing premiere as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS to Be Presented Live Onstage at Community Center TheaterIrving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS to Be Presented Live Onstage at Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, is coming to the Community Center Theater this holiday season. Bring your loved ones for a heart-warming celebration of Americana from Dec. 27, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017, at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Charm Wharton Center This JanuaryBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Charm Wharton Center This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony- & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its East Lansing premiere as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS' Jenny PiersolBWW Interview: Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS' Jenny Piersol
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 10, 2016

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You're getting that triple-fold this weekend as Minnesota gives us a white blanket and the Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS also brings some snow inside the theatre. You're also getting a new face on the Ordway stage as Jenny Piersol plays Judy Haynes in this holiday classic. Get to know Piersol in this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Eccles is Nostalgically GratifyingBWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Eccles is Nostalgically Gratifying
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 8, 2016

The Equity national tour of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, brings exactly the kind of nostalgia one is looking for at this time of year. (more...)

BWW Review: Ocean State Theatre Rings in Holidays with Lackluster WHITE CHRISTMASBWW Review: Ocean State Theatre Rings in Holidays with Lackluster WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Robert Barossi - Dec 5, 2016

Movies to musicals and musicals to movies. It's been a regular occurrence for years, although it seems that recently it's been happening more and more. Sometimes, the transition from movie to musical, or vice versa, works perfectly and can be pulled off without a hitch. Sometimes it fails miserably. The musical version of the 1954 classic holiday movie White Christmas is neither of these things. It's not spectacular, nor is it a failure. It's uneven, at best, something that is made worse by an uneven and surprisingly disappointing production currently running at Ocean State Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning WHITE CHRISTMAS Returns to the Pantages for One Week OnlyBWW Review: Stunning WHITE CHRISTMAS Returns to the Pantages for One Week Only
by Don Grigware - Nov 30, 2016

White Christmas, always a treat on film (1954), creates a unique and refreshing glow on stage. The original Broadway and touring productions - the first national tour played the Pantages in 2005 - were gloriously directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Randy Skinner, who turned the second act opener 'I Love a Piano' into one of the most inventive and lively tap sequences ever. Now in a short tour and directed and choreographed by Skinner, White Christmas The Musical finally returns to the Pantages but only for a week, through December 4. This is a sparkling production with terrifically paced staging and superior choreography by Skinner and a sturdy acting ensemble which includes the presence of  the delightfully funny Lorna Luft as Martha Watson. Yes, it's a frothy concoction and weak on plot, but so heartwarming and... with the spectacular Irving Berlin tunes, who cares? Run to get tickets while they are available! (more...)

Gateway Center's Youth Theatre Company to Stage Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMASGateway Center's Youth Theatre Company to Stage Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company will open its 2016/2017 Mainstage Season with Irving Berlin's classic White Christmas, performing at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, 3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139, December 2nd-4th. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close won London's Evening Standard Award for her iconic portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Sunset Boulevard. Close made her West End debut in bravura sold-out limited engagement at the English National Opera (ENO) in April 2016. The award was presented last night, Sunday, November 13, at a ceremony hosted by Sir Elton John and Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. (more...)

Ordway to Present IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS This DecemberOrdway to Present IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present its 2016 holiday show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The Ordway-produced musical will run Dec. 8-31 for a total of 30 performances. (more...)

Tickets on Sale After Thanksgiving for BEAUTIFUL at the OrpheumTickets on Sale After Thanksgiving for BEAUTIFUL at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Memphis premiere at the Orpheum Theatre February 28 - March 5. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Embark on UK Tour Next AutumnBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Embark on UK Tour Next Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce the national tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opening at the Bradford Alhambra on 9 September 2017. (more...)

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Barbara Drennan, Matthew Seadon-Young, and Joseph Prouse Join the West End Cast of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICALBarbara Drennan, Matthew Seadon-Young, and Joseph Prouse Join the West End Cast of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On 28 November 2016 Matthew Seadon-Young and Barbara Drennan will join the West End cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to play Gerry Goffin (Carole King's husband and song-writing partner) and Genie Klein (King's mother) respectively.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast and creative teams for its two holiday productions this season. For the final year SDMT brings Irving Berlin's White Christmas to the historic Spreckels Theatre, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, directed by Todd Nielsen. White Christmas runs November 25th- December 4th with press opening on Friday, November 25th. SDMT will also present the World Premiere of Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play directed by Colleen Kollar Smith, adapted by Lance Arthur Smith, with original music by Jon Lorenz. Miracle on 34th Street runs December 1st - 23rd at the Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Thursday, December 8th. (more...)

Breaking News: Glenn Close Will Return to Broadway in SUNSET BOULEVARD in Spring 2017!Breaking News: Glenn Close Will Return to Broadway in SUNSET BOULEVARD in Spring 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner announced today the Broadway return of three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close in her most iconic role, Norma Desmond, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning Best Musical,Sunset Boulevard. Based on Billy Wilder's classic Academy Award-winning film, Sunset Boulevard features a celebrated book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Direct from a bravura sold-out engagement earlier this year at the English National Opera (ENO), which marked Ms. Close's West End debut, this production of Sunset Boulevard will feature a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre (1564 7th Avenue). Directed by Lonny Price, performances will begin on Thursday, February 2, 2017, with an official opening night set for Thursday, February 9, 2017. Sunset Boulevard will play a limited 16-week engagement. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11 am. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to New Orleans Next SpringBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to New Orleans Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, depicting the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its New Orleans debut at The Saenger Theatre from March 7-12, 2017. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical Coming to SeattleBEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Seattle premiere at The Paramount Theatre for two weeks from October 19 - 30. To purchase tickets, visit stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

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