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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Straight's Jake Epstein

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Straight's Jake Epstein

Jake Epstein stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat about his new off-Broadway play with Paul Wontorek.

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Sweet Shot! The Cast of Beautiful Takes a Trip to Serendipity to Unveil the ‘Pleasant Valley’ Sundae

Sweet Shot! The Cast of Beautiful Takes a Trip to Serendipity to Unveil the ‘Pleasant Valley’ Sundae

What’s our idea of “Some Kind of Wonderful”? Being trapped inside a giant mountain of ice cream, obviously. The cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical came awfully close on September 16 when they headed to Serendipity 3 to celebrate the ice cream shop and restaurant’s 60th anniversary. The iconic New York City dessert spot unveiled a new sweet treat ...

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James Earl Jones, Rosie O’Donnell & Brian May Feel the Earth Move at Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

James Earl Jones, Rosie O’Donnell & Brian May Feel the Earth Move at Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
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Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Jarrod Spector and the cast of Beautiful had a few special guests in the audience on the weekend of July 19: Tony winner James Earl Jones, who will headline You Can't Take It With You on Broadway this fall, The View co-host Rosie O’Donnell and Queen guitarist Brian May! Click for photos from ...

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Liza Minnelli Has a Beautiful Afternoon on B'way with Jessie Mueller & the Cast of the Carole King Musical

Liza Minnelli Has a Beautiful Afternoon on B'way with Jessie Mueller & the Cast of the Carole King Musical

Broadway legend Liza Minnelli spent the day with Carole King on May 14! Well, not the real Carole King, but Tony nominee Jessie Mueller, who embodies the singer-songwriter in the acclaimed new tuner Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. After seeing the life of the Grammy winner unfold on stage, Minnelli headed backstage to greet Mueller and the cast ...

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Exclusive Photos! Hang Out Backstage with Jessie Mueller & the Cast of Beautiful During the Show

Exclusive Photos! Hang Out Backstage with Jessie Mueller & the Cast of Beautiful During the Show
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Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical welcomed photographer Jenny Anderson backstage for an exclusive peek at what goes on behind the scenes during a performance of the hit Broadway show. FInd out what it's like to be a fly on the wall at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre!

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What a Beautiful Day! Rosie O'Donnell & More Visit the Cast of the Carole King Tuner

What a Beautiful Day! Rosie O'Donnell & More Visit the Cast of the Carole King Tuner

Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful had a special surprise on April 24: Rosie O'Donnell and Frozen composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez stopped by to see them! After catching the new musical about Carole King's life, the three stars stopped backstage to greet the cast and get a backstage tour. Check out these Hot Shots of O'Donnell (above ...

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Photos! Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers Has the Time of His Life Singing at Broadway’s Beautiful

Photos! Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers Has the Time of His Life Singing at Broadway’s Beautiful
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Singer-songwriter Bill Medley, one half of the musical duo the Righteous Brothers, joined the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 14, 2014 to sing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin.’” In honor of the special performance, musician and The Late Show with David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer donated $5,000 to Broadway Cares ...

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Photos! Beautiful Star Jarrod Spector Gets A Little Extra Help From Songwriter Barry Mann at 54 Below

Photos! Beautiful Star Jarrod Spector Gets A Little Extra Help From Songwriter Barry Mann at 54 Below
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In Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Broadway favorite Jarrod Spector channels legendary songwriter Barry Mann. See him team up with the real-life Mann in his concert A Little Extra Help From My Friends on April 10, 2014 at 54 Below! Photos by Jenny Anderson.

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One Fine Day! Release Date Set For Beautiful Cast Recording

One Fine Day! Release Date Set For Beautiful Cast Recording

We haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling, so we’re eagerly awaiting the previously announced cast album for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording digitally April 1, and the album will be available in stores May 13. The digital version can now be pre-ordered on iTunes.

Beautiful stars Tony nominee and Broadway.com video blogger ...

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Conga Meets Carole King! Gloria Estefan Has a Beautiful Time on Broadway with Jessie Mueller

Conga Meets Carole King! Gloria Estefan Has a Beautiful Time on Broadway with Jessie Mueller
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Seven-time Grammy winner Gloria Estefan, her husband, musician and producer Emilio Estefan and director Kenny Ortega visit Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on March 5, 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Whoopi Goldberg & Stacy London See Beautiful on Broadway

Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Whoopi Goldberg & Stacy London See Beautiful on Broadway
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Mad Men star Jon Hamm, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, The Library’s Jennifer Westfeldt and What Not To Wear fashionista Stacy London stop by to see Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on February 25, 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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Today’s Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb Feel the Earth Move at Beautiful on Broadway

Today’s Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb Feel the Earth Move at Beautiful on Broadway

Dynamic duo Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of TV's Today became matinee ladies on February 19! The pals headed to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to catch a performance of the Carole King bio-musical Beautiful, starring Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein and Jarrod Spector. After witnessing the ups and downs of King’s life story and becoming honorary “Natural Women,” Gifford and ...

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Step Into the Recording Studio with Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & the Cast of Beautiful

Step Into the Recording Studio with Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & the Cast of Beautiful
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See Jessie Mueller, Jake EpsteinJarrod Spector and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical record their new cast album at MSR Studios on February 17, 2014. Photos by Joe Marzullo.

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Jessie Mueller & the Stars of Beautiful Get a Backstage Visit From The X Factor Judge Simon Cowell

Jessie Mueller & the Stars of Beautiful Get a Backstage Visit From The X Factor Judge Simon Cowell
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The X Factor judge Simon Cowell visits Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical backstage on January 25, 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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The Cast of Broadway's Beautiful Does the 'Locomotion' Into Opening Night

The Cast of Broadway's Beautiful Does the 'Locomotion' Into Opening Night

Will you love me tomorrow? Beautiful: The Carole King Musical celebrates opening night January 12. Starring Tony nominee Jessie Mueller in the title role and directed by Marc Bruni, the new bio-musical is playing at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful  ...

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Ain't It Good to Know! Beautiful Star Jessie Mueller Is Broadway.com's New Video Blogger

Ain't It Good to Know! Beautiful Star Jessie Mueller Is Broadway.com's New Video Blogger
Feel your heart start to "trem-b-ling" whenever Jessie Mueller is around? Us too! The Beautiful leading lady is set to give audiences a peek behind the scenes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre each week with her new Broadway.com video blog, Natural Woman: Backstage at Beautiful with Jessie Mueller. The new vlog begins on January 16 and runs every Thursday ... Read More...
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Squigs Makes Beautiful Music with Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & More

Squigs Makes Beautiful Music with Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & More

The new musical Beautiful follows singer-songwriter Carole King, played by Tony nominee Jessie Mueller, from the days she was a Brooklyn teen (named Carol Klein) looking for a break in the record business to her years as a pop songwriter to her chart-topping solo career. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson headed to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to capture ...

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Jake Epstein on Disappointing Degrassi Fans and Breaking Carole King's Heart in Beautiful

Jake Epstein on Disappointing Degrassi Fans and Breaking Carole King's Heart in Beautiful

Age & Hometown: 26; Toronto, Canada

Current Role: The alluring but often agitated Gerry Goffin, Carole King’s first husband and songwriting partner for a decade of chart-topping hits (like "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and "The Loco-Motion"), in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

The Artful School Dodger: Epstein tried out for a performing arts school when he nine ...

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Jessie Mueller & Jake Epstein Channel Carole King & Gerry Goffin in Vanity Fair

Jessie Mueller & Jake Epstein Channel Carole King & Gerry Goffin in Vanity Fair

We’re excited to see Tony nominee Jessie Mueller rock out as Carole King in the new Broadway musical Beautiful, which charts the pop icon’s rise as a singer/songwriter in partnership with her then-husband, Gerry Goffin, played by Jake Epstein. Vanity Fair puts a spotlight on the show in the magazine’s December issue, including this gorgeous shot of the two ...

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Beautiful Stars Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & More on Why the New Carole King Musical 'Pierces Your Heart'

Beautiful Stars Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & More on Why the New Carole King Musical 'Pierces Your Heart'

Hear about the new bio-musical Beautiful from stars Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen & Jarrod Spector and some of the real-life inspirations.

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Get an Earth-Moving First Look at Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & More in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Get an Earth-Moving First Look at Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein & More in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
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You don't have to look "way over yonder" to get a lovely first look at Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, based on the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's life and music. Directed by Marc Bruni, the new musical is currently playing at San Francisco's Curran Theatre through October 20 and will begin Broadway previews November 21 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Starring Tony ...

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Jake Epstein, Jarrod Spector, Anika Larsen and More Join Jessie Mueller in Beautiful—The Carole King Musical

Jake Epstein, Jarrod Spector, Anika Larsen and More Join Jessie Mueller in Beautiful—The Carole King Musical

Jake Epstein, Jarrod Spector and Anika Larsen will make Beautiful music with Tony nominee Jessie Mueller in the new Carole King bio musical. Directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical begins performances at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 21, with opening night slated for January 12, 2014.

In addition to Mueller as Carole ...

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Degrassi Star Jake Epstein to Make Broadway Debut in Spider-Man

Degrassi Star Jake Epstein to Make Broadway Debut in Spider-Man

Degrassi: The Next Generation star Jake Epstein will join Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark as the alternate for Spider-Man/Peter Parker beginning December 8 at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre. Matthew James Thomas, the original alternate for star Reeve Carney, played his final performance on November 11, and will soon lead A.R.T.’s upcoming production of Pippin in the title role ...

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Van Hughes and Jake Epstein Will Rock the U.S. in the American Idiot Tour

Van Hughes and Jake Epstein Will Rock the U.S. in the American Idiot Tour

There’s a new set of Idiots, and they’re coming to a city near you. Van Hughes will star as Johnny in the national tour of American Idiot, joined by Degrassi: The Next Generation star Jake Epstein as Will and Scott J. Campbell as Tunny. The show will also feature original Broadway cast member Leslie McDonel as Heather, Gabrielle McClinton as ...

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