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BEAUTIFUL - Stephen Sondheim Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 4, 2018

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BEAUTIFUL (Broadway) - NYC EPA
Beautiful On Broadway LLC

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Jun 25, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Production (League) $2034/week min

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for possible replacements in the currently running Broadway production of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief song in the style of the show (1950’s/1960’s popular music). Songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil & Barry Mann are accepted. A pianist will be provided. No Musical Theatre selections, please. No a cappella auditions. Please bring a picture & resume to auditions.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
3rd floor, Studio 306

PERSONNEL

Paul Blake & Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Producers; Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Music & Lyrics; Douglas McGrath, Book; Marc Bruni, Director; Jason Howland, Musical Director; Josh Prince, Choreographer; Stephen Kopel, Casting.

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

SEEKING:

CAROLE KING
(Must believably play ages 16-29) An aspiring singer/songwriter. A unique, appealing, funny and vulnerable girl from a Jewish family in Brooklyn. Talented, good natured, unassuming and often the peace maker in difficult situations. A reluctant star with no pretense and a passion for music. Seeking an exceptional actress with a powerful, distinctive voice.

GERRY GOFFIN
(Must believably play late teens-late 20’s) Carole’s boyfriend, songwriting partner and eventual husband. He is smoldering, dark & handsome with a rebel vibe. Although sexy, he is innately sympathetic, wounded and tortured. An ambitious artist always striving for more. Seeking a strong actor who sings well. Baritone/tenor.

CYNTHIA WEIL
(Must believably play late teens-late 20’s) A songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Barry. Carole’s best friend. She is sophisticated, smart & chic with a quick wit. Although self-confident, & at times sarcastic, she is also likeable. Seeking an actress with strong comic timing who sings extremely well. Belt.

BARRY MANN
(Must believably play late teens-late 20’s) A songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Cynthia. He is good natured, appealing & neurotic. Ambitious, but likeable. Seeking a strong comedic actor with a great voice. Must be a strong high tenor comfortable with pop & rock style singing.

DON KIRSCHNER
(Mid 30’s-Late 40’s) An influential music publisher and producer. He is a fast talking, energetic force of nature. Powerful, direct & sometimes intimidating, but he has a real affinity for his writers and artists. A hit maker. Seeking a strong actor.

GENIE
(40’s-50’s) Carole’s Jewish mother. Once an aspiring playwright, she has been broken down by life & her husband’s infidelity. Protective of Carole and unforgiving of her husband’s mistakes. Seeking a strong actress.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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