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FEBRUARY 10, 2016

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[email protected] is coming to Philly 3/22-4/3 & it’s some kind of wonderful! See how the soundtrack of a generation was written

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Amanda Conte

(215) 790-5847

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MARCH 22-APRIL 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, February 10, 2016) — Broadway Philadelphia presents the Philadelphia Premiere of the Tony®- and Grammy Award®-winning musicalBeautiful — The Carole King Musical at the Academy of Music, March 22 through April 3, 2016. Produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, this is the first national tour of the smash Broadway musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King and fellow songwriters Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann. Beautiful features hit songs like “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “You’ve Got A Friend.” The national tour stars Abby Mueller as Carole King.

Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs that audiences will want to sing along with the whole evening,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Fans will learn so much about Carole King’s rise to stardom, as well as the stories of her close friends and fellow songwriters, revealing the genesis of some of their favorite songs.”

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.

Beautiful features a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince. The creative team of Beautiful 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), and John Miller (Music Coordination).

The show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the Theatre’s history.  The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Ghostlight Records), won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

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.

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Academy of Music at the Kimmel Center

Dates and times:

March 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

March 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

March 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

March 25, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

March 26, 2016, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

March 27, 2016, 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

March 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

March 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

March 31, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

April 1, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

April 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

April 3, 2016, 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Tickets are on sale to the public now and start at $31.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883.


Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season.  American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit


THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION has been in the forefront of the American theatre since the start of the 20th century. The company has produced and co-produced hundreds of Broadway plays and musicals. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 historic Broadway theatres, six off-Broadway venues, and the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. Notable Shubert productions and co-productions include Cats, Sunday in the Park with George, The Heidi Chronicles, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Amadeus, Children of a Lesser God, The Grapes of Wrath, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Spamalot. In recent seasons, Shubert co-producing credits have includedGod of Carnage, Lucky GuyOnce, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, This Is Our Youth, A Delicate Balance, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Audience, Skylight and Wolf Hall. Since 1983, Shubert Ticketing and Telecharge have provided superior ticketing and marketing services to the entertainment industry.

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