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Carole King and Darlene Love Help Beautiful Celebrate 1,000 Broadway Performances

The music icons joined the cast to toast the special occasion.

Carole King (left) and Darlene Love (right) join Beautiful star Chilina Kennedy to celebrate the show's 1,000th performance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

Music icons Carole King and Darlene Love helped the Broadway production of Beautiful — The Carole King Musical celebrate its 1,000th performance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on June 15.

The current Broadway cast of Beautiful features Chilina Kennedy as Carole King, Scott J. Campbell as Gerry Goffin, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner, Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen as Genie Klein, and an ensemble that includes Gisela Adisa, J. Daughtry, Josh Davis, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Brittney Johnson, Sara King, Julia Knitel, Douglas Lyons, Rob Marnell, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Kimber Sprawl, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall, and Alan Wiggins.


With a book by Douglas McGrath and songs from the Gerry Goffin/Carole King/Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil catalogue, Beautiful officially opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014. The show follows the life and career of singer-songwriter King and colleagues Goffin, Mann, and Weil, and features songs including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "One Fine Day," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," among others.

For tickets to Beautiful on Broadway, click here.