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Sara Sheperd

 
Bio:
Broadway/ National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, (u/s Carole, swing, Dance Captain, OBC); Cry-Baby: The Musical (ensemble); Legally Blonde: The Musical, (Kate/ Chutney, u/s Vivienne and Enid). Other favorite credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Drury Lane Theatre; Oliver! (Nancy), Human ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway/ National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, (u/s Carole, swing, Dance Captain, OBC); Cry-Baby: The Musical (ensemble); Legally Blonde: The Musical, (Kate/ Chutney, u/s Vivienne and Enid). Other favorite credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Drury Lane Theatre; Oliver! (Nancy), Human ... (read complete bio)
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 Interview: Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CARO Photo BWW Interview: Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at the Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - Jun 1, 2022

An exciting prospect of every touring production is seeing how the invigorate the dynamic town that is Space City, USA. With our thriving theater scene it is always a fantastic experience seeing new creatives and artists take refuge in our humble city. Melvin Tunstall III is one of these exciting people that will grace the Hobby Center in the coming tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. 

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...

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Paramount Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Paramount Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Apr 9, 2022

Jukebox musicals are a mainstay of the American Musical Theater. They have recognizable hit songs built in and instant appeal for fans. But they’re difficult to get right, needing a good book to incorporate the songs into a cohesive story. Even more difficult is the jukebox bio-musical where they’re trying to tell the story of the artist’s life with their own songs. Read our critic's review.

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.

BWW Review: The National Tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Opens at the Acad Photo BWW Review: The National Tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Opens at the Academy of Music
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

The jukebox musical is a genre of musical theatre that is not always easy to get right. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which opened last night at the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music, is an example of a jukebox musical done perfectly.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Lied Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Analisa Swerczek - Feb 13, 2022

The earth is certainly moving in Lincoln this weekend thanks to the talented cast of the Broadway musical tour BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical which is currently showing at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Featuring musical arrangements comprised of some of the biggest hits of the last six decades, Beautiful expertly takes audiences through the highs and lows of the life of beloved singer-songwriter Carole King and her rise to fame.

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Starring Toledo Native Sara Sheperd Plays the Palace in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2022

The North American tour will welcome Toledo native Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner), and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the company.

BEAUTIFUL â€" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Fox Theatre Photo BEAUTIFUL â€" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Fox Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will welcome Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the Company. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will make its Atlanta return at the Fox Theatre May 20-22.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL  at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kennedy Center
by Pamela Roberts - Dec 19, 2021

Before stepping foot into the theatre, you’ve already experienced the best aspect of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – the extraordinary songs. The production, touring to the Kennedy Center through January 2, highlights the best of Carole King’s hits and reminds us of the tremendous range of her talent. Sadly, that narrative arc of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is at such a frantic pace and is so light on details it takes a fascinating true story of grit, luck, and talent and renders it a flat, bland, homogenized variety-show telling of King’s career.

Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of BEAUTIFUL! Photo Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of BEAUTIFUL!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2021

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical returned to the road on November 2, 2021 in Chicago, IL, having been off the road for 600 days due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Beautiful opened last night at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ and will play more than 65 cities on its 2021-22 North American Touring season.

BWW Interview: Sara Sheperd Steps into Carole King's Shoes for the BEAUTIFUL National Photo BWW Interview: Sara Sheperd Steps into Carole King's Shoes for the BEAUTIFUL National Tour
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 29, 2021

Sara Sheperd steps into the lead role of musician, songwriter, and singer Carole King in the BEAUTIFUL national tour. She chatted with BroadwayWorld Chicago about her long-standing connection with the show, and her excitement about returning to live performance and this iconic role.

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of the BEAUTIFUL National Tour on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ri Photo VIDEO: Meet the Cast of the BEAUTIFUL National Tour on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 13, 2021

The North American tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful- The Carole King Musical, which has played 1,586 performances in 160 cities over 204 weeks to nearly 2.7 million patrons, is getting ready to hit the road again. Ahead of the reopening, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge spoke to the show's four leading players: Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), and Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann) about getting the show ready for audience across America.

Sara Sheperd Will Lead the Tour of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL; Full Casting  Photo Sara Sheperd Will Lead the Tour of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL; Full Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021

The North American tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will welcome Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the Company.

Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Kimbery Immanuel, Stephanie Klemons,  and More Will Perform in  Photo Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Kimbery Immanuel, Stephanie Klemons, and More Will Perform in Back To The Stage Concert Benefitting the Broadway Advocacy Coalition
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021

Co-Creative Directors Alison Solomon (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beautiful the Carole King Musical) and Shavey Brown (My Fair Lady, Smokey Joe's Cafe) have curated an evening that celebrates the reopening of theater in NYC.

Joaquina Kalukango Will Star in PARADISE SQUARE Opening on Broadway March 20 Photo Joaquina Kalukango Will Star in PARADISE SQUARE Opening on Broadway March 20
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021

Casting and performance dates have been announced for the Broadway run of Paradise Square, which will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Shubert Organization's Barrymore Theatre.

Theater Stories: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, MRS. DOUBTFIRE & More About the  Photo Theater Stories: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, MRS. DOUBTFIRE & More About the Stephen Sondheim Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Stephen Sondheim Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest-running show, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the show currently inhabiting the theatre, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more!

Artists In Residence Launches During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Photo Artists In Residence Launches During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2020

Artists in Residence, a new platform supporting artists' creativity and well-being during the pandemic, launches during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night! Photo BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2020

Today is truly one fine day because it is the sixth anniversary of the hit musical Beautiful opening at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the cast and creative team feeling the earth move on the show's opening night! Check out the video to see Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, and more celebrating the special night!

Nicole Henry, Jen Fellman And More Next Week At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Nicole Henry, Jen Fellman And More Next Week At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 12, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

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