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It has been announced that Sony is set to bring a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, "Beautiful:The Carole King Musical" to the big screen.  

Tom Hanks and his producing partner Gary Goetzman will produce through their Playtone banner along with Paul Blake, the lead producer on Broadway.  Hanks and Goetzman are no strangers to musical films, having served as producers on the 2008 hit movie Mamma Mia! and 1996's That Thing You Do! which Hanks also directed.

Sherry Kondor and Christine Russell will executive produce.

It was announced March 9, 2015 that Broadway's "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" now playing at London's Aldwych Theater has received 8 nominations for the Olivier Awards, British theatre’s most sought-after awards marking theatrical greatness. 

The London production starring Katie Brayben (Carole King), Alan Morrissey (Gerry Goffin), Lorna Want (Cynthia Weil) and Ian MacIntosh (Barry Mann) opened late February to rave reviews. 

Carole King – A Beautiful Collection 
A brand new collection of the iconic songs of Carole King including It's Too Late, (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman, Will You Love Me Tomorrow? and a special live medley featuring James Taylor. The album is available on Amazon and iTunes.

 

 

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.

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Carole King joined fellow performers, actors and SeriousFun Campers (formerly known as Hole In The Wall Gang) as they celebrated the philanthropic legacy of founder Paul Newman’s 90th birthday in a star-studded gala fundraiser on March 2nd in NYC.  

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, one of the top-selling titles on Broadway, opened Feb. 24 at London's Aldwich Theater with rave reviews and a surprise visit by Carole King.  Joined by friends and fellow songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, Carole appeared at the curtain call and paid tribute to Gerry Goffin who passed away last June. She then led the audience to singing "You've Got A Friend".  

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.  

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. 

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.