Entertainment & Arts

Grammys 2015: Carole King musical ‘Beautiful’ wins

Carole King

Carole King, right, sings with Jessie Mueller, star of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” at the 68th annual Tony Awards.

(Evan Agostini, AP)

The Broadway cast recording of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” on Sunday won the Grammy Award for musical theater album.

Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, who produced the musical with Jason Howland, accepted the award, given out as part of a pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

The musical, which premiered at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York in January 2014, tells the life story of King, including her troubled marriage to songwriting partner Gerry Goffin and their songwriting rivalry with Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann.

The musical earned a Tony Award last year for its star, Jessie Mueller. A touring production with an as-yet-unconfirmed cast will run at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles from June 22 to July 17, 2016. 


The other nominees in the category were “Aladdin,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and “West Side Story.” Last year’s Grammy winner in the musical theater category was “Kinky Boots.”

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