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The Original Broadway Cast Recording of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Musical Theater Album.  

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”, one of the top-selling titles on Broadway, will open a West End production in February 2015.   Katie Brayben, currently starring as Princess Diana in King Charles III at Wyndham's Theatre, has been cast in the role of Carole King.  Brayben trained at Rose Bruford College and her previous acting credits include Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia! both in the West End and on tour as well as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ragtime at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, and she is also a singer-songwriter.

Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut as Mary Magdalene in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, will succeed Tony winner Jessie Mueller in the title role of Broadway's smash hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the groundbreaking singer/songwriter.

Kennedy begins performances March 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tony winner Mueller will play her final performance March 6.

In this Episode 7 of Finding Your Roots, three celebrated Americans share not only a Jewish heritage but discover tragedy and great hope in the the lost stories of their ancestors, who persevered in the face of prejudice, anti-Semitic persecution and the loneliness of exile - on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Carole King appeared on the “The Meredith Vieira Show”, Friday, September 19, 2014.  Carole spoke about surprising the cast of "Beautiful: the Carole King Musical" and performed a medley of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Beautiful".  She also shared her personal experience with domestic violence. 

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!  In addition, 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 album, released May 13th, is produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer.

'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is the proud recipent of two 2014 Tony Awards.  Jessie Mueller received the 2014 Tony Award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.  Brian Ronan received the 2014 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical

Los Angeles (June 19, 2014) – Gerald "Gerry" Goffin, the legendary lyricist who, with songwriting partner (and first wife) Carole King, was responsible for some of the greatest popular hits of the 20th Century, died at his home of natural causes early this morning, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The announcement was made by his wife Michele Goffin.

Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or Equity) 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.

The 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, was broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 8th on CBS.  Carole King appeared and performed at the live broadcast.

This year's highly anticipated 2014 Tony Award Nominations were announced on April 29 and 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' has received seven nominations!

The 'Beautiful' nominations include: