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BWW CD REVIEW: The Original Broadway Cast Recording of BEAUTIFUL is Toe-Tapping Good and Pays Stellar Tribute to an Icon
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - May 14, 2014

THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) is an ode to many icons, but with well deserved special attention to Carole King. Each and every track was expertly chosen, and brilliantly executed by the extremely talented cast. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Cast Recording Now Available on CD; Vinyl Edition Coming 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is now available for purchase in stores and online. The CD, produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, includes 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. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Headed to the West End in Early 2015?
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is headed across the pond and will run at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End in 'early 2015'. No word yet on whether or how the show will be recast or specific dates for the run. BWW will keep you updated as we know more! (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out New TV Spot for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 07, 2014

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has received 7 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical! Check out an all-new TV spot for the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector at BEAUTIFUL CD Signing at Lord & Taylor
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL signed CDs for fans at Lord & Taylor today, May 2, to celebrate the unveiling of the BEAUTIFUL-themed windows at the flagship store on 5th Avenue. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Carole King to Perform with BEAUTIFUL Cast at Tony Awards?
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

According to the New York Times, Carole King, who until last month had seen the Broadway show about her life, we reportedly 'do anything it takes' to help Beautiful win Tony Awards this June. The show, which earned 7 nods on Tuesday, is one of four new shows up for Best Musical, and King plans on both attending and performing at the June 8 ceremony, though she hasn't yet decided what she will sing. She told NYT: 'Once I got over my fear of how the show would affect me emotionally - seeing my life onstage - I decided I was all in on helping the show.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lillias White, Robin de Jesus and More Sing THE SONGS OF LYONS & PAKCHAR at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Apr 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomed two-time Tony Award winner Lillias White, Ben Platt, Naturi Naughton, Katie Thompson, two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesus and more for 'Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar' last night, April 14. Contemporary musical theatre composers Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar showcased original music from their Pop/R&B catalogue. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the sold-out concert below! (more...)

Roslyn Kind, Susan Eagan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Ben Platt, Lillias White, Nic Rouleau & More Join Lyons & Pakchar for Sold-Out 54 Below Show Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 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 Jesu?s & more in Who We Are: The Songs of Lyons & Pakchar tonight, Monday, April 14 at 9:30PM. (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...)

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...)

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