Rashidra Scott News

Lyons & Pakchar Sell Out 54 Below Debut, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Two-Time Tony Award Winner Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, and Two-TIme Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar on Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. For one night only, contemporary musical theatre composers Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar will showcase original music from their Pop/R&B catalogue with performances by leading Broadway artists, such as Lillias White (The Life, Fela), Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon), Naturi Naughton (3LW, Notorious, Fame), Katie Thompson (Giant), Robin de Jesus (In The Heights), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Mykal Kilgore (Motown: The Musical), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Felicia Boswell (Memphis), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (If/Then), Daniel Torres (Evita), John Brink (LES MISERABLES), Nik Alexander (Priscilla Queen of the Desert tour), Bradley Greer (Altar Boyz tour), Melody Madarasz (Mr. Chickees Funny Money), J. Hoard and more. With back-up singers Rashidra Scott (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Olithea Anglin (Something Major), and Darius Harper (The Book of Mormon tour). (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: National Corporate Theatre Fund Honors Kristin Chenoweth at Chairman's Awards Gala
by Walter McBride - Apr 01, 2014

Last night at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) honored Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening included a special performance by Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, stars of the current hit musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; an excerpt from the highly acclaimed show Witness Uganda, currently at A.R.T. (an NCTF member theatre); and an appearance by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin, currently on tour with a solo show. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE Exclusive: Mykal Kilgore Rehearses The Songs of Lyons and Pakchar for Upcoming Show at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, Robin de Jesus, Mykal Kilgmore & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar on Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at Kilgore rehearsing for the big night! (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...)

Lillias White, Ben Platt, Robin De Jesus & More to Perform Songs of Lyons & Pakchar at 54 Below, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, Robin de Jesus & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar on Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. (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...)

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...)

Broadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning actress and devoted Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) advocate Julie Halston, Broadway Belts for PFF! returned to Birdland in New York City starring a full marquee of Tony and Emmy award winning performers and recording artists. This year the event raised almost $110,000 to benefit the PFF. (more...)

Broadway's Finest Gather To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara. Hosted by award-winning actress and devoted Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) advocate Julie Halston, Broadway Belts for PFF! returned to Birdland in New York City starring a full marquee of Tony and Emmy award winning performers and recording artists. This year the event raised almost $110,000 to benefit the PFF. (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...)

Cyndi Lauper Advises Carole King: Go See Your Show!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Tony Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper had a strong message for her friend Carole King backstage at last Sunday's Grammy Awards. (more...)

Andrew Rannells, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Broadway Belts for PFF!, 2/24; Julie
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Broadway's Julie Halston, currently featured in Charles Busch's new play The Tribute Artist, will host the Fourth AnnualBroadway Belts for PFF! to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) on February 24 at 7:00pm at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) as part of "Broadway at Birdland" series. All proceeds will benefit The Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education, and Advocacy. For more information visit www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/broadwaybelts or contactamiller@pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call (888) 733-6741. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Confirm BEAUTIFUL Cast Album
by BWW Staff - Jan 20, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Barry Mann and Cythia Weill wrote ' @BeautifulOnBway @SherryKondor They do, Kelly but company has not been decided as yet. A few in the running from what I know. (more...)

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