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“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, one of the top-selling titles on Broadway, has expanded plans to open a West End production early next year.   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.

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:

The documentary film, 'You've Got A Friend - The Carole King Story' will make it's debut on BBC Four Friday, June 6, 2014 at 9 PM.

The film tells the story of Carole King's upbringing in Brooklyn and the subsequent success that she had as half of husband and wife songwriting team Goffin and King for Aldon Music.

Some wonderful unseen material and home movies will be featured in the film that chronicles Carole's life as an acclaimed singer-songwriter.  To date, more than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles.

Carole King, Queen Latifah, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Jordin Sparks, Ricky Martin, Fantine and Jon Secada performed at the annual Power of Love gala honoring Gloria and Emilio Estefan.  

Carole King surprised the cast and crew of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" Thursday evening April 3rd, when she appeared onstage after the curtain call as they were doing an appeal for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS.

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