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NEW ORLEANS - (Oct. 20, 2016) - Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are proud to announce the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, depicting the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its New Orleans debut at The Saenger Theatre from March 7-12, 2017. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.

Tickets for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL start at $36.54 and will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 982-2787. Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.

"Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come - and her music is loved all over the world," producer Paul Blake said. "We know that audiences throughout the country will embrace this show just as Broadway and London audiences have."

With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. The show opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (125 West 43 St.) in Jan. 2014, where it has since broken all box office records and recently became the highest grossing production in the theatre's history.

The original Broadway cast recording of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (Ghostlight Records), won the 2015 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album and is available on CD, digitally and on vinyl. BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opened in London at the Aldwych Theatre in Feb. 2015 and launched its first national tour in Sept. 2015.

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL features a stunning array of beloved songs, including "I Feel The Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song.

The creative team of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL also includes Derek McLane (set design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Brian Ronan (sound design), Charles G. LaPointe (wig and hair design), Steve Sidwell (orchestrations and music arrangements), Jason Howland (music supervision) and John Miller (music coordination).

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is produced on Broadway by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.

For more information and a video sneak peek, visit www.BeautifulOnBroadway.com. Visit
BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beautifulonbway.

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Teatro Saenger
Construido originalmente en 1927, el Teatro Saenger fue diseñado para reflejar un magnífico patio y jardines italianos del siglo XV, con un cielo nocturno iluminado por las estrellas, un entorno arqueado, estatuas, columnas y molduras decorativas. En enero de 2012, la ciudad de Nueva Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) y ACE Theatrical Group formaron una asociación público-privada para llevar a cabo un proyecto de restauración de $ 52 millones después de que el icónico teatro sufriera graves daños durante el huracán Katrina. El Teatro Saenger reabrió sus puertas en el otoño de 2013, auténticamente restaurado al más fino nivel de detalle, con mejoras tecnológicas de última generación y comodidades actualizadas de primera clase. El teatro alberga una amplia variedad de atracciones de artes escénicas que incluyen teatro en vivo, espectáculos de comedia y actos musicales. El Teatro Saenger está ubicado en la esquina de las calles Canal y North Rampart en el centro de Nueva Orleans y está en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos. Visite http://www.saengernola.com para obtener más información.

La Asociación de Teatro de Nueva Orleans (NOTA) es una corporación sin fines de lucro 501 (c) 3 cuya misión es atraer y presentar las mejores atracciones teatrales y de artes escénicas disponibles en Nueva Orleans. NOTA también se dedica al apoyo financiero y técnico de instituciones locales sin fines de lucro en Nueva Orleans que se dedican al fomento de la educación y producción teatral y musical.