Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Katie Brayben as 'Carole King' in London's 'BEAUTIFUL'
by BWW News Desk - November 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...)
BWW Interview: BEAUTIFUL's Newest Star Scott J. Cambell Steps Into Gerry Goffin's Shoes
by Nicole Rosky - October 25, 2014
Campbell took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about stepping into Goffin's shoes, sharing the stage with Tony winner Jessie Mueller, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
Ghostlight Releases BEAUTIFUL, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Commentaries
by BWW News Desk - October 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...)
AUDIO: Ghostlight Releases BEAUTIFUL Album Commentary with Jessie Mueller & More!
by Stage Tube - October 22, 2014
The Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-TheCarole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, has been breaking box office records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) since it opened in January. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Ghostlight Records) is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl and can be purchased at http://www.sh-k-boom.com/, iTunes, Amazon, or wherever CDs are sold. Below, tune in to a playlist released by Ghostlight which features track from the album and accompanying commentary from the cast and creative team! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: BEAUTIFUL Cast Performs at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - October 11, 2014
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical's Sara Sheperd, Rebecca LaChance, and Douglas Lyons recently headlined BROADWAY SESSIONS, an open mic event of musicals. Watch the aforementioned stars, as well as others in the videos below! (more...)
Twitter Watch: Betty Buckley & Isabel Rose Visit Jessie Mueller at BEAUTIFUL
by BWW Staff - October 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...)
BEAUTIFUL Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2014
Tonight, October 2nd, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Beautiful The Carole King Musical. (more...)
Watch: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Performs GILMORE GIRLS Theme
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2014
In honor of The WB's long-running dramedy GILMORE GIRLS series debut on Netflix today, Tony-winning BEAUTIFUL star Jessie Mueller performed the show's theme song 'Where You Lead', accompanied by Dillon Kondor. Watch her sing the song for BuzzFeed here! (more...)
BEAUTIFUL Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2014
This Thursday, October 2nd, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Beautiful The Carole King Musical. (more...)
West End's BEAUTIFUL Has Found Its 'Carole King'
by BWW News Desk - September 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 and More Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2014
Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ('Festival of Works in Development'), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, tonight, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)
Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015
by BWW News Desk - September 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 Tour
by BWW News Desk - September 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 3
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - September 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 Investment
by BWW News Desk - September 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'
by BWW News Desk - September 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 Vocal Selections Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - September 8, 2014
The vocal selections for popular new Broadway jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical are out today. (more...)
BEAUTIFUL Goes Abroad! Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre in February and Launches US Tour in Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - September 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...)
Will Chilina Kennedy Be Broadway's Next 'Carole King'? Jessie Mueller to Lead BEAUTIFUL National Tour?
by BWW News Desk - September 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...)
STAGE TUBE: Jessie Mueller and More Talk BEAUTIFUL, Give Backstage Tour
by Stage Tube - August 30, 2014
Pix11 recently visited the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to chat with some members of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. In this video, Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein give tours of their dressing rooms, showing off costumes, fan gifts, and random treasures. Also, musical supervisor Jason Howland explains how a middle school crush led to his listening to Carole King for the first time. (more...)
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