Ghostlight Records announced today that a podcast containing exclusive commentary from cast members of the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical is now available for download. Interspersed with song clips from the musical, the podcast, which features annotations from original Beautiful cast members Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen, and Jarrod Spector along with Grammy Award-winners Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, is comprised of track-by-track commentary and behind-the-scenes details about the show, the making of the album, and the history behind the iconic songs.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical celebrates one year on Broadway at the Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43 Street) this week, where it’s still playing to sold-out crowds. The Broadway Cast Recording, released on Ghostlight Records in 2014, is now the best-selling Grammy Award nominated Cast Album of the year.
The podcast, the only content of this type amongst the Musical Theater Cast Album Grammy Award nominees, is available for free download on iTunes.
With a book by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.
The current Broadway cast of Beautiful includes Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller as Carole King, Scott J. Campbell as Gerry Goffin, and Tony Award-nominees Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector as Cynthia Weil’ and Barry Mann.
As previously announced, the show will expand to London, with a West End production opening at The Aldwych Theatre this February, and will also launch a U.S. National Tour in September 2015.