Before singing, star Chilina Kennedy spoke of taking on the role of King. “She’s been wonderfully gracious, so kind to all of us,” she said. “There’s a certain amount of pressure because people know her voice and her style, so I just try to let it move through me.”
Kennedy sang the titular song as well as “One Fine Day.” Watch the video below.
Beautiful opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre January 12, 2014, and (as of February 4, 2018) has played 1,696 performances. With a book by Douglas McGrath, the show features songs from the catalog of Carole King. Directed by Marc Bruni, the show features choreography by Joshua Prince, scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Brian Ronan.
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