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LIMITED EDITION TWO-DISC VINYL TO BE RELEASED JUNE 3

New York, NY (May 13, 2014) The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is now available for purchase in stores and online. The CD, produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, includes a 28-page color booklet with full lyrics, rare and never-before-seen archival and show photos, and liner notes by Beautiful book writer Douglas McGrath.

A special two-disc Vinyl limited edition of Beautiful will also be released, it was announced today.  The record, 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; it will be available in stores everywhere on June 3, 2014.

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, choreography by Josh Prince, and a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical has been nominated for seven 2014 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actress (Jessie Mueller), Best Featured Actor (Jarrod Spector), Best Featured Actress (Anika Larsen), Best Book (Douglas McGrath), Best Orchestrations (Steve Sidwell), and Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan).  The show has also several nominations, including Best Musical nominations, from the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards.

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.

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.

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 the Broadway Premiere of Beautiful range from $75 – $152. 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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