Broadway In Chicago Announces 2014 Tony® Winner BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical To Play Oriental Theatre Dec. 1, 2015-Feb. 21, 2016

Jessie Mueller as Carole King and cast in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theater (c)Joan Marcus

Jessie Mueller as Carole King and cast in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theater (c)Joan Marcus

Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are thrilled to announce that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will play Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) for an extended 12-week limited engagement December 1, 2015 through February 21, 2016.

With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh PrinceBEAUTIFUL features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.  BEAUTIFUL opened on Broadway in January 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43 Street), where it has broken every box office record.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical (Ghostlight Records) is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl and can be purchased at http://www.sh-k-boom.com/, iTunes, Amazon, or wherever CDs are sold.

Casting and other information will be announced at a later date.

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 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) and John Miller (Music Coordination).

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical is produced on Broadway 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.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com and www.BeautifulonBroadway.com.

Ticket Information
BEAUTIFUL will be part of the Broadway In Chicago series, on sale to new subscribers September 7.  Current subscribers can renew now.  Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.  Individual tickets for BEAUTIFUL will go on sale at a later date.  For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.