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 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:
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
17. Walking in the Rain
18. Pleasant Valley Sunday
19. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
21. It's Too Late
22. You've Got a Friend
23. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
25. I Feel The Earth Move
For more information on the album or to pre-order, visit http://sh-k-boom.com/beautiful.
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.
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 for Beautiful range from $75 - $152 and are available at Telecharge.com or in person at the Sondheim Theatre Box Office. Beautiful plays the following schedule: 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.
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 130 records in the last 13 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott, Ghostlight has won two Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon and In the Heights) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of Disney’s Newsies and new cast recording of Anything Goes. Other notable recent releases include Pippin, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Hands on a Hardbody, plus The Last Five Years, Giant, Dogfight, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and the premiere recording of Carrie. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest names: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. Additional titles on Ghostlight include Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the upcoming film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. It is expected for release this year. www.sh-k-boom.com.
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT "BEAUTIFUL"
“Beautiful Is A JOYOUS Celebration!" ('MUST LIST' PICK)
-- Entertainment Weekly
“Jessie Mueller is EXTRAORDINARY in every aspect of her performance. A revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star. With Beautiful, Ms. Mueller, a Broadway star in waiting, confidently steps into the VIP room of musical headliners.”
—The New York Times
"Jessie Mueller Is PHENOMENAL! When she wraps her rich, burnished voice around those hits, they feel as fresh as the day King penned them."
-- Time Out New York
"Ms. King was a truly gifted tunesmith, and the numbers in the show are excellent by any possible standard. It's nice to be reminded of how very good they are, and just as nice to hear Ms. Mueller sing them."
-- The Wall Street Journal
“Strikes genuine grace notes! Singing with ACHING, honest emotion, this moving performance should make Jessie Mueller a household name.”
— New York Post
“Beautiful is a MARVEL! It brings you back to a time when music brought people together."
-- Huffington Post
"It goes without saying that the music is great—but there's so much more great music than you expect! I'm still humming, smiling, and occasionally tearing up over it!
-- Glamour Magazine
"It will leave you SINGING!"
-- Harper's Bazaar