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BEAUTIFUL Debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Broadway Chart

WE FEEL THE EARTH MOVE
AS CAROLE KING TOPS THE CHARTS AGAIN!

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF

B E A U T I F U L  -  T H E  C A R O L E   K I N G   M U S I C A L

DEBUTS AT #1 ON
BILLBOARD’S TOP BROADWAY CHART

ALBUM COMES IN AT
#60 ON BILLBOARD’s TOP 200 CHART

Get Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Tickets

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New York, NY (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.  The album, released May 13th, is produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer.  In addition to its #1 spot on the Billboard Top Broadway Chart, the Cast Recording also came in at #60 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, an album debut that only The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots have achieved in the last few years.  The Original Broadway Cast Recording is currently available online and in stores.

A special two-disc Vinyl limited edition of Beautiful, which comes with a free digital download, is currently available exclusively on www.sh-k-boom.com/beautiful-vinyl and at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and will be available in stores everywhere on June 3, 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.”

Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalClick Here to View

Like the musical, the Cast Recording of Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including ""You've Got a Friend," "One Fine Day," (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman," "On Broadway," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and many more.

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.  Beautiful features a book by playwright and Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince.

The complete cast of Beautiful, all featured on the Original Broadway Cast Recording,includes Tony® Award-nominee Jessie Mueller as 'Carole King,'  Jake Epstein as 'Gerry Goffin', Anika Larsen as 'Cynthia Weil', Jarrod Spector as 'Barry Mann', Jeb Brown as 'Don Kirshner', Tony® Award-nominee Liz Larsen as 'Genie Klein', and an ensemble that includes Ashley Blanchet, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Chris Peluso, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins.

Track Listing for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical:

1.             Overture
2.            So Far Away
3.            1650 Broadway Medley
4.            It Might as Well Rain Until September
5.            Some Kind of Wonderful
6.            Happy Days Are Here Again
7.            Take Good Care of My Baby
8.            Will You Love Me Tomorrow
9.            He's Sure the Boy I Love
10.          Will You Love Me Tomorrow
11.           Up on the Roof
12.          On Broadway
13.          The Locomotion
14.          You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
15.          One Fine Day
16.          Chains
17.          Walking in the Rain
18.          Pleasant Valley Sunday
19.          We Gotta Get Out of This Place
20.          Uptown
21.          It's Too Late
22.          You've Got a Friend
23.          (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
24.          Beautiful
25.          I Feel The Earth Move

For more information on the album or to order, visit http://sh-k-boom.com/beautiful.

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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.  But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.  Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.   Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

With a book by playwright and Academy® Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

The creative team also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision), John Miller (Music Coordination) and Stephen Kopel (Casting). 

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.

Ticket prices Beautiful range from $75 - $159 and are available via Telecharge.com or at the box office of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43 Street). Beautiful currently plays the following schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 PM, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2:00 PM, Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM.  After June 9, the schedule is as follows: Tuesdays - Thursdays at 7:00 PM, Wednesdays at 2:00 PM, Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM For more information, visit www.beautifulonbroadway.com.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway League and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is presently the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association, AEA and AFTRA.

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

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