Robin De Jesus, Lena Hall and E. Clayton Cornelious Set for 'DEARLY BELOVED' at 42West Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Jacob Langfelder in association with Burt Rock and Broadway the Hardway present DEARLY BELOVED... A 30th Anniversary Concert Tribute to His Purple Majesty, Monday, October 13th at 8pm at the new 42West (514 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Recoups Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 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 - Sep 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...)

Andrea McArdle, Ann Hampton Callaway, and More Set for VOICES for Homeless LGBTQ Youth Benefit, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The New Alternatives for Homeless LGBT Youth event will be hosted by Jené Hernandez (Conviction, Cash Flow, The L Word) and Frankie Faison (Banshee, The Wire, Coming to America) and music direction by Nate Buccieri. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates 6th Anniversary Tonight, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Actors' Equity Association Presents BEAUTIFUL Ensemble ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
by Walter McBride - Jun 18, 2014

Actors' Equity Association ('AEA' or Equity) just presented Beautiful - The Carole King Musical with the eighth annual 'ACCA' Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Receives Actors' Equity's 8th Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or Equity) today announced that Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will receive the eighth annual "ACCA" Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA), the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Wins Tony for Best Actress in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Jessie Mueller was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for her performance in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Brian Ronan Wins Best Sound Design of a Musical Tony
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical's Brian Ronan has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical. Ronan has designed the sound for over twenty five Broadway shows. Some recent designs include Annie, Bring It On, Nice Work (Tony nomination), Book of Mormon (Tony), Anything Goes (Tony nomination, Drama Desk), American Idiot, Promises Promises, Next to Normal(Tony nomination), Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Pajama Game, All Shook Up, 12 Angry Men, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Charlie Brown, Cabaret. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Sings, Talks About 'Natural Woman'
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

In conjunction with the album's physical release, the show's star, Jessie Mueller ('Carole King'), McGrath (Book) and Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations), discuss (and sing!) one of the show's most iconic tunes, "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman." Click below for a behind-the-scenes video! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Cast Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart; Hits No. 60 on Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart, it was announced today. (more...)

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 8, 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 7, 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 2, 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 1, 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...)

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...)

BWW TV: Broadway's Got a Friend in Carole! King Visits BEAUTIFUL, Sings & Raises $30,000 for BC/EFA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 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...)

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