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Douglas McGrath

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Source Material

Photos

Douglas McGrath (Book) Photo

Douglas McGrath (Book)

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Date:
10/28/2019
AEA''s David Westphal, Marc Bruni, Paul Blake, Mike Posner, Douglas McGrath and AEA s Photo

AEA''s David Westphal, Marc Bruni, Paul Blake, Mike Posner, Douglas McGrath and AEA staff

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Date:
06/18/2014
AEA''s David Westphal, Marc Bruni, Paul Blake, Mike Posner, Douglas McGrath and AEA s Photo

AEA''s David Westphal, Marc Bruni, Paul Blake, Mike Posner, Douglas McGrath and AEA staff

From: 
Date:
06/18/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Source Material

Douglas McGrath Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Douglas McGrath, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Book of a Musical
Douglas McGrath, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Douglas McGrath News

Ogunquit Playhouse Adds BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to its 90th Anniversary S Photo Ogunquit Playhouse Adds BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to its 90th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse, the crown jewel of the Maine Southern Seacoast, has announced the regional premiere of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which will join the 2022 season, playing September 15 – October 30.

BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL January 2023 Engagement At The Fox Canceled Photo BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL January 2023 Engagement At The Fox Canceled
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will no longer visit St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in the 2022-2023 U.S. Bank Broadway Season as originally scheduled for January 6-8, 2023.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Glows with Musical Genius at The Hobby Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Glows with Musical Genius at The Hobby Center
by Audrey Morabito - Jun 4, 2022

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is not only a time capsule of some of the greatest hits of music history, it’s a peek behind the curtain of how they all came to be. The life story of the iconic Carole King is inseparable from her songbook. This story starts with a Carole Klein—before she was the Carole King we adore—and takes us behind the scenes to see how her genius blossomed.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Returns to Dr. Phillips Center; Still Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Returns to Dr. Phillips Center; Still Better Than Most Jukebox Musicals
by Aaron Wallace - May 16, 2022

But BEAUTIFUL is structured differently than most 'backstage biomusicals.' It's not a rags to riches story, exactly, nor the routine tale of one woman's ascent to superstardom. Mercifully, we are spared the obligatory plot points of that particular formula. King never learns her contract is unconscionable nor fires a manager in dramatic fashion. There is no descent into addiction, fall from grace, dramatic career slump, or climatic comeback...

The FSCJ Artist Series' Broadway Encore Presents BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Photo The FSCJ Artist Series' Broadway Encore Presents BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The FSCJ Artist Series' Broadway Encore sponsored by VyStar Credt Union presents the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical.

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performin Photo BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale has announced 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 Fort Lauderdale return to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for five performances June 17-19, 2022.

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, HADESTOWN & More Announced for Broadway in Cincinnati 2022 Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, HADESTOWN & More Announced for Broadway in Cincinnati 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth has announced a highly-anticipated season lineup of shows including previously announced HADESTOWN along with new musicals TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, TOOTSIE, and the Tony Award Winning Best Musical MOULIN ROUGE.

FSCJ Artist Series Events Announce New Season Photo FSCJ Artist Series Events Announce New Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

The FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, is proud to announce its 56th Anniversary Season will include Disney’s ALADDIN, ELF THE MUSICAL, PRETTY WOMAN, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and MEAN GIRLS. All performances will be at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts formerly known as Times-Union Center, 300 Water St, Jacksonville, FL. Renewals for previous season ticket subscribers will be available beginning April 5, 2022.  

Hippodrome Announces 2022/2023 Broadway Series Featuring Six Baltimore Premieres Photo Hippodrome Announces 2022/2023 Broadway Series Featuring Six Baltimore Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

Ron Legler, president of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, today announced the lineup for the new 2022/2023 CareFirstÂź BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series.

BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre Photo BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

The Carole King Musical will return to the Paramount Theatre for three performances only – on Friday, April 8 (8pm) and Saturday, April 9 (2pm and 8pm). The two previously scheduled performances on Sunday, April 10 (1pm and 6:30 pm) have been cancelled due to the limited availability of transportation to ship the set to the tour’s next engagement.

Douglas McGrath Videos

VIDEO: Daisy Wood-Davis Will Play Carole King on the UK and Ireland Tour of BEAUTIFUL VideoVIDEO: Daisy Wood-Davis Will Play Carole King on the UK and Ireland Tour of BEAUTIFUL
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

It was announced earlier this year that, following a highly successful West End run/a run of two and a half years in the West End and a sell-out tour in 2017/18, BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will hit the road again and tour throughout the UK and Ireland in 2020, opening at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on 11 January. The tour has just found its Carole! Daisy Wood-Davis will be taking on the role.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical in Manila VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical in Manila
by Alan Henry - Jun 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production of BEAUTIFUL: THE Carole King MUSICAL in Manila, which runs at Meralco Theatre now through July 7. The show is directed by Bobby Garcia.

VIDEO: Carole King Surprises Audience at BEAUTIFUL and Performs as Herself VideoVIDEO: Carole King Surprises Audience at BEAUTIFUL and Performs as Herself
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2019

Yesterday, rock and roll icon Carole King surprised the audience at Beautiful, by taking the stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre as the hit musical celebrates its fifth anniversary on Broadway.

VIDEO: Watch Abby Mueller and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL Perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: Watch Abby Mueller and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL Perform on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2018

The Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will performed live on last night's episode of 'America's Got Talent.' The cast of Beautiful lead by Broadway star Abby Mueller performed a new medley featuring some of Ms. King's most iconic songs on the highly rated NBC program. 

VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Honors Mothers With Tribute Video VideoVIDEO: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Honors Mothers With Tribute Video
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2018

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has released a touching tribute to mothers in honor of Mother's Day. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Hear Sierra Boggess Sing in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage VideoVIDEO: Hear Sierra Boggess Sing in THE AGE OF INNOCENCE at Hartford Stage
by Alan Henry - Apr 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Age of Innocence at Hartford Stage! Check out the video below!

STAGE TUBE: New York Cares Thanks Broadway's BEAUTIFUL for 2016 'Winter Wishes' Volunteers
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2016

To say 'Thank You!' to the incredible Winter Wishes volunteers from Broadway's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, New York Cares stopped by the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to chat with the cast. See what they had to say below!

VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL's Carole King Performs Iconic Hit 'You've Got a Friend' at DNC
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 29, 2016

Carole King, the American music legend whose life and career is dramatized in the Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL, took the stage on the final day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention to perform her iconic hit song 'You've Got a Friend.'

VIDEO: Sneak Peek- 2-Episode Season Finale of HBO's GIRLS
by - Apr 11, 2016

On the 2-episode Finale of HBO's GIRLS titled "Love Stories" and "I Love You Baby", after Hannah gives Principal Toby (Douglas McGrath) unexpected news, she runs into Tally (Jenny Slate), her old friend-slash-nemesis.

VIDEO: Watch All-New Sneak Peek at PBS's CAROLE KING Documentary
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 9, 2016

Below, watch a sneak peek at PBS's CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN, premiering Friday, February 19 at 9/8c.


Douglas McGrath Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Douglas McGrath written?
Douglas McGrath has written 3 shows including Political Animal (Playwright), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Bookwriter), Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical (Source Material).

What awards has Douglas McGrath been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical .