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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Orpheum Theatre

For years Broadway has turned to the jukebox musical to fill theaters. Most full of stories that include down on their luck artists and groups who manage to defy all odds and become one of the biggest sensations in the industry. 472 more words


Legendary songwriting duo, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, talk romance, Broadway and new book

“With us, with each other, you, me!” Cynthia Weil joked to Barry Mann. “Yeah I know, we’re married 54 years,” he smiled back.

It’s a love story for the ages, between two artists who helped shape a generation. 423 more words


The real danger of writing a great song when you’re on...

The real danger of writing a great song when you’re on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you’re high. 6 more words

Barry Mann

Beautiful : The Carole King Musical

Very late to the party with this one, but it was a lovely party. All the best ‘jukebox’ musicals are biographical stories of the songwriters / performers whose songs populate them – Jersey Boys, Sunny Afternoon and now Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. 471 more words


Song of The Day: Chico's Girl by The Girls, Susan Barrett, and The Crystals

Three epic and awesome takes on the Weill/Mann penned, Girl Group tale of misunderstood biker boy, Chico. No one knows the tender side that Chico hides from the world.


The Dance Of Love

Bodies strewn
all about,
the echoes
of bossa nova.

© Chagall 2015


Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - is Beautiful!

‘Beautiful The Carole King Musical’ is currently playing at The Aldwych Theatre, London.

Directed by Marc Bruni and with a book by Douglas McGrath, this is the ultimate ‘Jukebox Musical’ because it uses Carole King’s story, while weaving in performances of her hits, with the result that you feel like you have seen a great concert, while also getting under the skin of one of pop music’s most beloved icons. 474 more words

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