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onderful A tapestry of greatest hits is rolled out in Carole King musical bio Story by Julie Bookman Photos by Joan Marcus
D Abby Mueller, as Carole King, performs at New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall in “Beautiful.”
id you ever feel the Earth move under your feet? Or believe that one fine day the guy would wake up and realize what a fool he’d been? A few decades ago — make that four — did you place the needle down on that Tapestry LP something like a thousand times? If you can nod yes to any of these,
singer-songwriter Carole King once occupied a slice of your mind, or heart, or both. Maybe she still does. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of the former Carol Klein of Brooklyn, who as solo artist Carole King topped the pop charts in the early 1970s, stayed there for years and won millions of lifelong fans. In reviewing Beautiful,
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Four friends in the early days: Abby Mueller (from left) as Carole King, Becky Gulsvig as Cynthia Weil, Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann and Liam Tobin as Gerry Goffin.
“What I really love are the gasps of recognition throughout the audience as people realize she wrote songs they didn’t even know she wrote.” ABBY MUELLER
Adam Kaplan as Charlie (left) and J. Harrison Ghee as Simon/Lola celebrate a boot-alicious moment in the shoe factory.
New York Times critic Ben Brantley compared, in part, the 2014 show to the 2005 Broadway hit Jersey Boys, which told the back story of the Four Seasons. Brantley pointed out that “you can’t go broke helping AARP members recall the soundtrack of their youths.” Beautiful, like Jersey Boys, is packed with hits. King, considered one of the most successful female songwriters of the past 50 years, has written or co-written more than 400 songs. Those songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists. Some 120 have been certifiable pop hits. Perhaps the richest and most famous of King’s 25 solo albums is 1971’s Tapestry, which today
plays like a best-of compilation. Besides the title track, it includes “I Feel the Earth Move,” “So Far Away,” “Beautiful,” “It’s Too Late,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Where You Lead,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” “What I really love are the gasps of excitement and recognition throughout the audience as people realize she wrote songs they didn’t even know she wrote,” says Abby Mueller, the Chicagoraised actor who’s spending a year playing King in Beautiful’s first national tour. “Her specific journey involves what she had to go through in life before she found her own voice, and also shows the way
FROM TOP: An average workday at the 1650 Broadway studio, where the sounds of the 1960s and ’70s were created by (from left) Curt Bouril as Don Kirshner, Liam Tobin as Gerry Goffin, Abby Mueller as Carole King, Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann, Becky Gulsvig as Cynthia Weil and the company of “Beautiful”; Ben Fankhauser and Becky Gulsvig as songwriting husband-and-wife Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. 12 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
the recording industry was working at the time. It was all about writing songs for other people. It was a big shift to write songs that you performed yourself, and she was at the very beginning of that.” Beautiful begins with King’s early songwriting efforts in the late 1950s and ’60s, when she and lyricist-partner Gerry Goffin wrote hits for others. Besides “Natural Woman” for Franklin, the list includes “Up on the Roof ” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” for the Drifters; “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “Go Away Little Girl,” both for Bobby Vee; “The Loco-Motion” for Little Eva; and “Pleasant Valley Sunday” for the Monkees). Tapestry’s “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” was written
for the Shirelles. Goffin, the first of King’s four husbands, is a central character, as are Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, the long-married songwriting team and friendly rival. King relocated to California’s Laurel Canyon in 1968, when her marriage ended, and pursued a solo career alongside Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. Her solo success came fast and big. “Carole spoke from the heart, and she happened to be in tune with the mass psyche,” Weil said later. “People were looking for a message, and she came to them with a message that was exactly what they were looking for.” In the 2008 book Girls Like Us, which focuses on King, Mitchell and Carly Simon, author Sheila Weller writes that
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by the early 1970s, King “would represent an inclusive new role of female sensuality: the young ‘natural’ woman, the ‘earth mother.’ ” King, now 74, was a pioneer, says Mueller. “Her songs are poetic and simple, yet powerful. She has always had this very rare ability to sum up in a deeply truthful and relatable way how women feel about things, how people in general feel about things.” Mueller’s younger sister Jessie, by the way, originated the role of King in Beautiful on Broadway and won a 2014 best-actress Tony Award for doing so. Abby Mueller is happy
to point out that she won the role in the national tour on her own, through the typical audition process. And, Just like Jessie did on Broadway, she really plays the piano in Beautiful (with backup from the orchestra). It’s “pure joy and an honor” to perform King’s songs, Mueller says. “They have such a rare honesty and raw vulnerability. They evoke certain times and moments in your life that matter.” She also considers King “the real star of the show.” Did she get any advice from the music legend? “I did. She said, ‘Have fun being me. And just enjoy the music.’ ”
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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 BarLor Productions Matthew C. Blank Tim Hogue Joel Hyatt Marianne Mills Michael J. Moritz, Jr. StylesFour Productions Brunish & Trinchero AND Jeremiah J. Harris PRESENT
Douglas McGrath WORDS AND MUSIC BY
Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
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Abby Mueller Liam Tobin Becky Gulsvig Ben Fankhauser Curt Bouril Suzanne Grodner
Ashley Blanchet Sarah Bockel Andrew Brewer Britney Coleman Rebecca E. Covington Josh A. Dawson John Michael Dias Sidney DuPont Ryan Farnsworth Matt Faucher Rosharra Francis Jay McKenzie Alaina Mills Paris Nix Noah J. Ricketts Ximone Rose Salisha Thomas DeLaney Westfall SCENIC DESIGN Derek McLane
COSTUME DESIGN Alejo Vietti
CASTING BY Stephen Kopel, CSA
WIG & HAIR DESIGN Charles G. LaPointe
ORCHESTRATIONS, VOCAL AND MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS Steve Sidwell PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Eric Sprosty EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Sherry Kondor Christine Russell
LIGHTING DESIGN Peter Kaczorowski
MAKE-UP DESIGN Joe Dulude II
MUSIC SUPERVISION AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS Jason Howland
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Juniper Street Productions, Inc.
MUSIC DIRECTOR Susan Draus
TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT, PRESS & MARKETING Broadway Booking Office NYC CHOREOGRAPHED BY
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SOUND DESIGN Brian Ronan
MUSIC COORDINATOR John Miller GENERAL MANAGER The Charlotte Wilcox Company
JOSH A. DAWSON
JOHNMICHAEL RYAN DIAS FARNSWORTH
NOAH J. RICKETTS
REBECCA E. COVINGTON
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CAST (in order of appearance) Carole King................................................................................................. ABBY MUELLER Genie Klein...................................................................... SUZANNE GRODNER (5/24-5/27) ALAINA MILLS (5/28-5/29) Betty............................................................................................................ SARAH BOCKEL Neil Sedaka..................................................................... JOHN MICHAEL DIAS (5/24-5/28) RYAN FARNSWORTH (5/29) Lucille..................................................................................................... SALISHA THOMAS Don Kirshner...................................................................................................CURT BOURIL Gerry Goffin........................................................................ANDREW BREWER (5/24-5/27) MATT FAUCHER (5/28-5/29) The Drifters.....JOSH A. DAWSON, PARIS NIX, JAY MCKENZIE, NOAH J. RICKETTS Cynthia Weil.............................................................................................. BECKY GULSVIG Barry Mann.........................................................................BEN FANKHAUSER (5/24-5/28) JOHN MICHAEL DIAS (5/29) The Shirelles.............................................. ASHLEY BLANCHET, BRITNEY COLEMAN, REBECCA E. COVINGTON, SALISHA THOMAS Janelle Woods.............................................................................REBECCA E. COVINGTON Little Eva.............................................................................................. ASHLEY BLANCHET The Righteous Brothers....ANDREW BREWER (5/28-5/29), MATT FAUCHER (5/24-5/27) JOHN MICHAEL DIAS (5/24-5/28), RYAN FARNSWORTH (5/29) “One Fine Day” Backup Singers........................................................ ASHLEY BLANCHET, BRITNEY COLEMAN, SALISHA THOMAS Nick...................................................................................... ANDREW BREWER (5/28-5/29) MATT FAUCHER (5/24-5/27) Marilyn Wald..............................................................................ALAINA MILLS (5/24-5/27) XIMONE ROSE (5/28-5/29) “Uptown” Singer.................................................................................BRITNEY COLEMAN Lou Adler........................................................................ JOHN MICHAEL DIAS (5/24-5/28) RYAN FARNSWORTH (5/29) UNDERSTUDIES: Carole King: SARAH BOCKEL, ALAINA MILLS Gerry Goffin: ANDREW BREWER, MATT FAUCHER Cynthia Weil: ALAINA MILLS, DELANEY WESTFALL Barry Mann: JOHN MICHAEL DIAS, RYAN FARNSWORTH Don Kirshner: ANDREW BREWER, MATT FAUCHER Genie Klein: SARAH BOCKEL, ALAINA MILLS SWINGS: SIDNEY DUPONT, RYAN FARNSWORTH, MATT FAUCHER, ROSHARRA FRANCIS, ALAINA MILLS, XIMONE ROSE DANCE CAPTAIN: ALAINA MILLS
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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT 1 “So Far Away”........................................................................................................Carole King “Oh Carol” .............................................................................................................Neil Sedaka “1650 Broadway Medley” .........................................................................................Ensemble “It Might as Well Rain Until September”..............................................................Carole King “Be-Bop-A-Lula”.......................................................................................................Ensemble “Some Kind of Wonderful”................................. Carole King, Gerry Goffin and the Drifters “Happy Days Are Here Again”............................................................................Cynthia Weil “Take Good Care of My Baby”................................................ Gerry Goffin and Carole King “Who Put the Bomp”............................................................................................. Barry Mann “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”.............................................................................Carole King “He’s Sure the Boy I Love”......................................................Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” ..........................................................................The Shirelles “Up on the Roof”....................................................................... Gerry Goffin and the Drifters “On Broadway”..................................................................................................... The Drifters “The Locomotion”..............................................................................Little Eva and Ensemble “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”..........................Barry Mann and the Righteous Brothers “One Fine Day”.......................................................Janelle, Backup Singers and Carole King ACT 2 “Chains”..........................................................................................Carole King and Ensemble “Walking in the Rain” .............................................................Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil “Pleasant Valley Sunday”.................................... Marilyn Wald, Gerry Goffin and Ensemble “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” ....................................................................... Barry Mann “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (Reprise).............................................................Carole King “Uptown”................................................................................“Uptown” Singer and Ensemble “It’s Too Late”........................................................................................................Carole King “You’ve Got a Friend”..................... Carole King, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Don Kirshner “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”............................Carole King and Ensemble “Beautiful”..............................................................................................................Carole King MUSICIANS Conductor/Keys — Susan Draus Associate Conductor/Keys — Nick Williams Drums — Shannon Ford Guitar 1 — Eric Stockton Electronic Music Design — Billy Jay Stein and Hiro Iida Music Coordinator — John Miller Assistant to John Miller — Jennifer Coolbaugh LOCAL MUSICIANS Alto & Tenor Sax/Flute/Alto Flute — Samuel Bruce Skelton Tenor & Baritone Sax/Clarinet/Flute — Marla Christine Feeney Trumpet I/Flugel Horn — Marvin Lee King Trombone/Baritone Trombone — Tomas Gibson Ac and Elec. Basses — Marc Miller Ac and Elec. Guitars — Daniel Robert Baraszu Percussion — Scott Millard Douglas Keyboard 3 — John Robert Stricklans Sub Synthesizer — Brent Runnels Local Contractor — Leonard Altieri
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BIOS ABBY MUELLER (Carole King) NYC: Kinky Boots (Broadway), A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center), School of Rock (offBroadway workshop, Gramercy Theatre). REGIONAL: Abigail Adams in 1776 (American Conservatory Theater and Asolo Rep); Fantine in Les Miserables; Ellen in Miss Saigon; Narrator in Joseph… (Fulton Theatre); Mary Zimmerman’s Candide (Huntington Theatre Company); Catherine in Pippin (Utah Shakespearean Festival); Constance in The Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Fiona in Brigadoon, Cinderella in Into the Woods, Georgie in The Full Monty (Marriott Theatre). Thank you God, family, friends, Tim and Stewart Talent, Stephen Kopel and the Beautiful team! www.abbymueller.com LIAM TOBIN (Gerry Goffin) Toronto: Alferd Packer in Trey Parker’s Cannibal the Musical, The Sound of Music. Tony in the int’l tour of West Side Story. Select regional: Lord Farquaad in Shrek, Buddy in Elf (The Grand), Lancelot in Spamalot, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Drayton), Gabe in Next to Normal (Manitoba Theatre Centre), Link in Hairspray (Charlottetown), Joseph in Joseph… (Stage West). Liam is from Newfoundland, Canada. All my love to T House, Mom and Dad and, of course, Danielle! BECKY GULSVIG (Cynthia Weil) is honored to be a part of this Beautiful story! She most recently originated the role of Cinderella in off-Broadway’s Disenchanted. Broadway: Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), Legally Blonde (original cast, Elle Woods u/s). Tours: 1st national of Legally Blonde (Elle Woods, Helen Hayes nom, Tony Award performance), Peter Pan (Wendy). Regional: How to Succeed… (Rosemary); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie); Les Miserables (Eponine);, 9 to 5 (Doralee); A Funny Thing… (Philia); Grease (Patty Simcox); Lovers, Lawyers and Lunatics (Eve); Baby Case (Ginger Rogers/Studio Sister). TV: “All My Children.” Love to Tyler and Hazel! www.beckygulsvig.com BEN FANKHAUSER (Barry Mann) Broadway: Davey in Newsies (original cast). Off-Broadway: Gene in Saturday Night (York Theatre). National tour: Ernst in Spring Awakening (1st national.) Regional: Huck in 22 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
Big River (Sacramento Music Circus), Henry in Next to Normal (North Carolina Theatre). He can be heard on the cast recording of Newsies, and on numerous albums of new works and popular songwriters, all available on iTunes. Ben has a B.F.A. from Ithaca College and is from Cleveland. Special thanks to the creative team and to Nicolosi + Co. CURT BOURIL (Don Kirshner). Graduate of University of Iowa. Broadway: Accent on Youth (MTC), A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout). OffBroadway: Million Dollar Quartet (New World Stages); Regrets (MTC); and The Guest at Central Park West (Workshop Theater). Film: The Night Before (2015), Friends and Romans (2015) and The Take. TV: “The Following” (Fox); “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable” (CBS); “30 Rock” (NBC); “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 2012 SAG Award winner for best ensemble); “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Royal Pains” (USA); “Boston Legal” (ABC). Special thanks to his wife, Kathleen, for enjoying the journey. SUZANNE GRODNER (Genie) is thrilled to be a part of the Beautiful family. Broadway: Beautiful, Bye Bye Birdie, The Rose Tattoo. Off-Broadway: Old Jews Telling Jokes, Sarah/Sarah, Cakewalk, Death Defying Acts. Nat’l tour: Phantom of the Opera. Regional: More than 50 roles including Sonia in Vanya & Sonia… (Cincinnati Playhouse), Miss Bates in Jane Austen’s Emma (Old Globe), Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher, (Theatre Works, Calif.), Miss Hannigan in Annie (Pioneer Theatre) and Kate in Broadway Bound (Asolo Rep), among others. TV/film: All three “L&O’s”, Muck (indie film) “Hidden Signs” (HBO). For Alba. ASHLEY BLANCHET (Ensemble) Broadway: Beautiful (Little Eva), Annie (Star to Be), Memphis (Felicia u/s, Ensemble). Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey); Kansas City Rep; West Side Story (Rosalia) PCLO; Chicago Marriott,The MUNY, WVPT. B.F.A. in musical theater from the University of Michigan. Walnut Hill School. Thrilled to be part of this company! Ashleyblanchet.com SARAH BOCKEL (Ensemble; U/S Carole, Genie) 1st nat’l tour debut! Regional: Million Dollar Quartet, Apollo Theatre Chicago; Parade (Lucille, non-Equity Jeff nom),
BIOS Bohemian Theatre Ensemble; Into the Woods, The Hypocrites; Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. BFA, Illinois Wesleyan University. Represented by Stewart Talent Chicago. Love to family, friends, for Mom and Dad. ANDREW BREWER (Ensemble; u/s Gerry, Don) is excited to take this show on the road! Broadway: Beautiful (swing u/s Gerry/Don) Off-Broadway: Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man, Cougar the Musical, Nymph Errant. Love to my amazing family, The Mine, the entire Beautiful team! BRITNEY COLEMAN (Ensemble) is thrilled to tour with this Beautiful company! Off-Broadway: Stop the Virgens (IVB). Regional: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Silvia, The Old Globe;, Camelot (Guenevere, Two River Theatre); Dreamgirls (Deena, North Shore); A Very Potter… (Trixi/Dean, Starkid). B.F.A. musical theater, UofMichigan. Thanks to Harden-Curtis, Stephen Kopel, Mum, Dad and Al! www.britneycoleman.com REBECCA E. COVINGTON (Ensemble) Honored to tour with this amazing show! Broadway: Motown (OBC), Beautiful. Tours: Ain’t Misbehavin, Mamma Mia, Motown. From Lexington, Ky. Graduate: Belmont University. Thank you family and friends for unwavering support and to my amazing husband, Donald, for your incredible love! For my angels: DTC & AMJ! Isaiah 40:31 @rorowebb JOSH A. DAWSON (Ensemble) Nat’l tour: The Broadway Boys (Winter 2015). Wynton Marsalis Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tour. Regional: St. Louis Paramount Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, LTOTS. Training: CCM, University of Michigan. Thanks to God, Bitty, parents/family, Asia, Lisa and Keith, Benton, Dustin and The Mine. JoshADawson. com, Instagram: @jatones JOHN MICHAEL DIAS (Ensemble; u/s Barry) From R.I., John has a B.F.A. in musical theater from Boston Conservatory. Played Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys all over the U.S., including the original Chicago company, 1st nat’l, Vegas and Broadway. Solo album “Write This Way” on iTunes. Member of the Doo Wop project. Love to family, S and J. “Frankie’s OK, but he’s no Neil Sedaka.” SIDNEY DUPONT (Swing) is excited to join the Beautiful tour! Broadway: Beautiful. Nat’l
tours: Memphis, A Chorus Line. Regional: Man of La Mancha, Songs for a New World and Hairspray. Special thanks to my family and friends for their continuing support, the creative team, producers, my wonderful agents at BLOC and Broadway Dreams Foundation. RYAN FARNSWORTH (Swing; u/s Barry) is 17 kinds of stoked to be part of this amazing production! B.F.A. UC Irvine. Select theater: Huey u/s Memphis, Arkansas Rep; Candide in Candide, Theatre 2020; Playya, Zombie Strippers at the NYMF. Thanks to family, friends and everyone at KMR Talent. www. ryanfarnsworth.net - GO SF GIANTS! MATT FAUCHER (Swing; u/s Gerry, Don). Proud to be a part of the Beautiful family. OffBroadway : Threepenny Opera (Macheath) Drama Desk nominated. Regional: The MUNY, Goodspeed Theatricals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Asolo Rep and Olney Theatre Center. B.F.A. in acting from the Hartt School. All love to Brit and his wonderful family. ROSHARRA FRANCIS (Swing). OffBroadway: The Tempest (Shakespeare in the Park), The Events (New York Theater Workshop). NY: Parade (Secret Theater). Regional: Gateway, Ogunquit, Disney Cruise Line. Film: When I Live My Life Over, Again (Tribeca Film Festival). B.M. SMU; M.M. NYU Steinhardt. Thanks to God, my family and creative team! JAY MCKENZIE (Ensemble) is beyond excited to hit the road with Beautiful! Nat’l tour: Memphis. New York: Bluesbird (York Theatre). Regional: Flick in Violet: (Smithtown PAC), Eddie Souther in Sister Act (MSMT). Many, many thanks to the TKO team! All love to my always supportive family and friends. @ jmckze ALAINA MILLS (Swing; u/s Carole, Cynthia, Genie; Dance Captain) is thrilled to be a part of this team. Credits: York Theatre; NSMT; TUTS; MGR Playhouse; FST; Weston Playhouse; American Theatre Company; ETC; Weathervane Rep. Proud CCM alum. Love and thanks to DGRW, my family, Abbey & Jo, Kasey and especially to Momma and Dad. PARIS NIX (Ensemble) is honored to join the cast of Beautiful! Tours: Seussical (Horton u/s, Wickersham Bro 1&3). Regional: Once… Island (Daniel); Les Miserables (Enjolras); ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 23
BIOS Shrek (Donkey); Ragtime (Coalhouse Jr.); Five Guys … (Eat Moe). Also an accomplished violinist featured in Broadway’s Rising Stars Concert /NYC and the Harlem Gospel Singers European tour. A.M.D.A. NOAH J. RICKETTS (Ensemble).Broadway: Beautiful. Favorite regional: Hello, Dolly! (The MUNY), La Cage aux Folles (Tulane Summer Lyric), Tarzan (Wagon Wheel Theatre), Dreamgirls (North Shore Music Theatre). Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music graduate. Many thanks to family, friends, teachers and CGF TALENT. For my big brother Emmanuel. Instagram/Twitter: @ Noah_JRKTS XIMONE ROSE (Swing). Nat’l tour debut! Ximone is a New Orleans native. University of Michigan musical theater program. Regional: MTW, Fulton Theatre. Endless love to my friends, family, teachers and CGF TALENT! Go Blue! SALISHA THOMAS (Ensemble). Nat’l tour debut! Regional: Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Dreamgirls, Once On This Island (Theatreworks, Theatre Bay Area Awards nom for leading actress), Princess Tiana/ vocalist for Disney, Miss Fullerton ’13. B.A. in theater from CSU Fullerton. Thanks to God, my family, BBR, Eric Futterer, Chantea and Stephen Kopel. Insta: @salishathomas DELANEY WESTFALL (Ensemble; U/S Cynthia) Broadway: Side Show. Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center), Les Misérables (Penn. Shakes), Starlight Express (U.S. regional premiere). DeLaney graduated from B.Y.U., where she played Christine in the university’s Phantom of the Opera. Special thanks to the creative team, CGF and my family. @deraney DOUGLAS McGRATH (Book) is a filmmaker and playwright. His play Checkers opened the 30th anniversary season at New York’s Vineyard Theatre. He collaborated with Woody Allen on the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway, for which they earned an Academy Award nom. His first film as writer/ director was his adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. He has written and directed Nicholas Nickleby, named best ensemble by the National Board of Review; Company Man; Infamous; and His Way. His essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Vanity Fair 24 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
and The New York Times. GERRY GOFFIN (Words and Music). Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Gerry Goffin met Carole King at Queens College and their musical collaboration began almost immediately. They married in 1959, and that same year wrote their first hit song,“Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” (the Shirelles). The duo penned more than 50 Top 40 hits including “The Locomotion,” “Natural Woman” and “Up on the Roof.” In 1987, Goffin and King were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame; in 1990, they joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Goffin has left an indelible mark on American music. CAROLE KING (Words and Music). Pop music would be very different without the contributions of Carole King, who, at age 17, wrote her first No. 1 hit with Gerry Goffin, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” for the Shirelles. The dozens of chart hits Goffin and King wrote during this period became legendary, but it was 1971’s Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle, speaking personally to her contemporaries and providing a spiritual musical backdrop to the decade. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by some 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles and six Grammys. BARRY MANN (Words and Music) has written the melodies of some of the most influential pop songs in music history. In addition to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” the most-played song of the past century, and the songs heard in Beautiful, he composed later standards like “Somewhere Out There” (winner of two Grammys), “Here You Come Again,” “Sometimes When We Touch,” “Just Once” and “Don’t Know Much.” Together, he and Cynthia Weil have amassed an incredible 112 pop, country and R&B awards from Broadcast Music Inc. for significant radio airplay. He has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. CYNTHIA WEIL (Words and Music) is known as the lyricist of such classic songs as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” the mostplayed song of the 20th century. In addition to the songs heard in Beautiful, she set the words to later standards, including “Somewhere Out There,” “Here You Come Again,” “He’s So Shy,” “Just Once” and “Don’t Know Much,” to name a few. Weil has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll
BIOS Hall of Fame, honored with multiple Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards for “Somewhere Out There” as the motion picture song of the year and song of the year. MARC BRUNI (Director): Paint Your Wagon, Pipe Dream and Fanny (Encores!); The Explorers Club (MTC); Old Jews Telling Jokes (NY and Chicago, Jeff nom for direction); The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera); Ordinary Days (Roundabout); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Paper Mill/PTC); High Spirits (York); Glimpses of the Moon (Algonquin); Such Good Friends (NYMF award for direction); seven shows for the St. Louis MUNY, twice nominated for Kevin Kline awards for his direction. JOSH PRINCE (Choreographer). Josh’s choreography has been seen on and off Broadway, in London’s West End and throughout the world. He’s the proud founder of the Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a groundbreaking new model for making dance in musical theater. BDL encourages the creation of musicals with strong dance elements by giving choreographers of all backgrounds resources to incubate their ideas and collaborate with other theater artists. BDL relies on the support of people just like you. Visit broadwaydancelab.org to see how you can help. www.joshprince.net JASON HOWLAND (Music Supervision and Additional Music Arrangements). Broadway composer: Little Women. Music supervisor/ conductor/arranger: Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Taboo, Spider-Man, Jekyll & Hyde revival, Flashdance, We Will Rock You. Tours: South Pacific (revival), Beauty and the Beast, La Cage aux Folles, Memphis, Elf, A Chorus Line, Shrek. Recording projects: Handel’s Messiah Rocks, Little Women, Taboo, Megumi Hamada’s Attitude, Ock Joo Hyun’s Gold, Jekyll & Hyde (OBC, revival), The Scarlet Pimpernel (OBC), The Civil War, Linda Eder’s Christmas Stays the Same and It’s Time. Proud father of Noah and Nina. DEREK McLANE (Scenic Design). Broadway designs include The Heiress, Nice Work …, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business, Bengal Tiger…, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations
(Tony Award), Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women. OffBroadway: The Last Five Years, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party. He also designed the 2013 Academy Awards. Awards: winner of 1997 and 2004 Obies; 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortels; 2009 Tony; 2011 Drama Desk; 2013 Emmy nomination. ALEJO VIETTI (Costume Design). New York: Old Jews Telling Jokes (off-Broadway), Manhattan Theatre Club, Radio City Rockettes (including upcoming Heart and Lights), Atlantic Theater Company, Primary Stages, MCC, the New Group, Rattlestick. Regional: Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Philadelphia Theatre (including Stars of David), Goodspeed, Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Old Globe (including Allegiance), Paper Mill Playhouse, multiple productions of Nerds. Opera: New York City Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Minnesota Opera, Wolf Trap, Chicago Lyric Opera (upcoming). Other: Ringling Bros. Boom a Ring. Recipient of the TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. PETER KACZOROWSKI (Lighting Design). Broadway: Some 50 plays and musicals including No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, The Assembled Parties, Nice Work…, Wit, Venus in Fur, Anything Goes, A View From the Bridge, Grey Gardens, The Producers, Contact, Steel Pier. Extensive off-Broadway, resident and regional credits. Opera: Met, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Maggio Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Bonn, Lisbon. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, DramaLogue, Hewes. BRIAN RONAN (Sound Design) has designed for more than 25 Broadway shows. Recent designs include Annie; Bring It On; Nice Work… (Tony nom); The Book of Mormon (Tony); Anything Goes (Tony nom, Drama Desk); American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Next to Normal (Tony nom); Grease; Curtains; Spring Awakening; Grey Gardens; The Pajama Game; All Shook Up; Twelve Angry Men; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; …Charlie Brown; Cabaret. Off-Broadway: Rent, Bug (Obie and Lucille Lortel awards). STEPHEN KOPEL, C.S.A. (Casting) also ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 25
BIOS serves as casting director for Roundabout Theatre Company and Carnahan Casting. Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, The Winslow Boy, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Harvey, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Once (also tour), The Road to Mecca, On a Clear Day…, Anything Goes (also tour), People in the Picture, Brief Encounter, The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, Hedda Gabler. CHARLES G. LaPOINTE (Wig and Hair Design). Broadway: After Midnight, Beautiful, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Soul Doctor, Motown, Jekyll & Hyde, Clybourne Park, Bring It On!, Newsies, The Columnist, Magic/Bird, Bonnie & Clyde, The Mountaintop, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, Cymbeline, Lombardi, Fences, Looped, The Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations, A Raisin in the Sun, Radio Golf. JOE DULUDE II (Makeup Design). Makeup designer for Wicked productions worldwide, If/ Then, Jekyll & Hyde, The Jacksonian, Into the Woods (Public Theater), Follies, The Normal Heart, Catch Me If You Can, Elf, Lend Me a Tenor, Grease, The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods (key makeup Vanessa Williams). TV: “Smash,” E!, Style, Lifetime, PBS, “Access Hollywood.” Joe also teaches makeup for various organizations and is a fine artist. JUNIPER STREET PRODUCTIONS (Production Manager) is Hillary Blanken, Guy Kwan, Ana Rose Greene, Joseph DeLuise, Victoria Bullard and Johnny Kruger. In the past 17 years, JSP has helped create more than 60 Broadway productions, more than 20 national tours and many Las Vegas productions. Select shows: Spring Awakening, The Color Purple, Fun Home, Something Rotten, Finding Neverland, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Dr. Zhivago, Side Show, On the Town, Disgraced, Here Lies Love, Beautiful, Macbeth, SpiderMan, Godspell, The Producers and Fosse. STEVE SIDWELL (Orchestrations, Vocal and Music Arrangements). Recent work includes arranger/MD for “The Voice” (UK), 2012 Olympics, George Michael, Robbie Williams. Musical orchestrations: We Will Rock You, Our House, Daddy Cool. Film 26 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
orchestrations: Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Finding Nemo. Emmy nominated for his choir performance at the 79th Academy Awards and recipient of numerous advertising/recording industry awards working with such artists as Amy Winehouse, Oasis, Muse, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder and the Who. www. stevesidwell.com SHERRY KONDOR (Executive Producer). Her early career included background and studio singing. She found her way into music management in 2003, launching the career of singer Jesse McCartney. In 2011, she began managing Carole King’s career. She is proud to help bring the story of her parents — Gerry Goffin and Carole King — to the stage. CHRISTINE RUSSELL (Executive Producer) is a partner at Evolution Music, the leading talent agency for composers, and co-founder/COO of Score Revolution, an online licensing platform for film music. She began as a recording artist at Rondor Music and transitioned from artist to agent when she began managing lyricist Gerry Goffin, whom she represented for 19 years. JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). More than 100 Broadway shows, including Pippin, Once, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Rock of Ages, Elf, Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell. Musician (bass): Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon. His album Stage Door Johnny — John Miller: Takes on Broadway is on PS Classics. www.johnmillerbass.com SUSAN DRAUS (Music Director) is thrilled to play the music that changed her life. Broadway/nat’l tour credits: The Book of Mormon, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!, Sister Act and Good Vibrations. Accomplished arranger/orchestrator. Susan co-wrote the award-winning musical Vices, A Love Story and Reunion, debuting in Denver this year. For beautiful Foster, Greyson and Lynn. JOYCE CHITTICK (Assoc. Choreographer) Recently associate-choreographed Holiday Inn (Muny) and Paint Your Wagon (Encores!) Choreographed two seasons of Lifetime’s “Virgin Alexander,” plus three nat’l tours. As a performer, 11 Broadway shows. Thanks Marc and Josh!
BIOS ERIC SPROSTY (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: Jekyll and Hyde, Movin’ Out, Fosse. Nat’l tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde, West Side Story, Spring Awakening, The Drowsy Chaperone, Movin’ Out, Contact. Selected regional: 10 seasons at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, three seasons at Paper Mill Playhouse, including PBS filming of Crazy for You. NICOLE OLSON (Stage Manager) Nat’l: The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (original company). Regional: San Jose Rep (six seasons, including By the Bog of Cats ... with Holly Hunter), TheatreWorks, Working (Water Tower Chicago). B.A.: Theater, U of Southern California. HANNAH SULLIVAN (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Beautiful. NYC: Soho Rep, New York Philharmonic, Juilliard. Regional: Berkshire Theatre Group, Yale Rep, MUNY, San Antonio Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis, Cirque du Soleil and others. Education: Yale School of Drama, University of Evansville. Thanks to Peter. Love to 3730. SHANA FERGUSON (Assistant Stage Manager). Select credits include: Boadway/ Tours: Living on Love, Motown (First National). Off-Broadway: Trip of Love, Songbird. New York: Cabin in the Sky (New York City Center Encores!). STEPHEN GABIS (Dialect Coach) has coached more than 100 plays on and off Broadway. Favorites include Beautiful, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Once, Jersey Boys, A View From the Bridge. Film/TV: Spotlight, Salt, “Boardwalk Empire.” NEURO TOUR (Physical Therapy) provides performing arts physical therapy and backstage treatment to more than 80 musicals. B’way credits include The Lion King, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Off-Broadway: STOMP!, Sleep No More. Nat’l tours: Movin’ Out, Billy Elliot, Kinky Boots, Concert tours: U2, Pink, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. CHARLOTTE WILCOX CO. (General Manager) has managed more than 70 productions. Upcoming: The Bandstand. Recent Broadway credits: Allegiance, On Your Feet!, Beautiful, Jekyll & Hyde (2012-13), Godspell, On a Clear Day ... , Catch Me If You Can, Elf, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, [title
of show], Grease (all three B’way productions), Cyrano, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Times Are-a-Changin’, Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar. PAUL BLAKE (Producer) is enjoying emeritus status after 22 seasons as executive producer of the legendary St. Louis MUNY, where he produced and/or directed more than 150 shows. His Roman Holiday (book), with songs by Cole Porter, played to capacity last summer at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Blake’s Tony-nominated Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (co-writer and co-producer) had two highly successful seasons on Broadway and has become the most highly requested holiday musical in theaters across the country. SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING (Producer), established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. Sony/ ATV owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights, including those from such iconic music catalogs as EMI Music Publishing, Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ATV controls many of the best-known songs ever written, including “New York, New York,” “All You Need Is Love,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Over the Rainbow” and “Stand By Me.” In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Sting, the Supremes, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists includes Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Pink, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Kanye West. JEFFREY A. SINE (Producer) is proud to be a part of the remarkable company bringing Carole King’s music and story to the stage. Sine, who lives in New York City, has produced more than 25 Broadway and West End productions in the past two decades. He’s received six Tony nominations and three Tony awards. Love to Samira, Maya, Shailen, Roan and Jon. RICHARD A. SMITH (Producer). With Paul Blake, Smith has co-produced Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Guthrie staging of Roman Holiday, Come Fly With Me, songs by the legendary Sammy Cahn and a national ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 27
BIOS tour of 42nd Street. Previously, Smith spent 25 years on Wall Street with Salomon Bros. and Morgan Stanley. He left Morgan Stanley in 1992 as a partner and member of the management committee after having built the international equity department into a worldwide organization. MIKE BOSNER (Producer) is thrilled to be taking Beautiful out on the road! Beautiful continues its highly successful run on Broadway as well as being midway through its first year in London’s West End. Before Beautiful, he spent five seasons as associate producer of the St. Louis MUNY. There he oversaw more than 35 productions alongside executive producer Paul Blake. He is honored to be working with this material, inspiring group of collaborators and his mentor and friend Paul Blake. HARRIET N. LEVE/ELAINE KRAUSS (Producer). Credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It; Ann; War Horse; One Man, Two Guvnors; The Mountaintop; La Cage aux Folles; A Little Night Music; Superior Donuts; Burn the Floor; The 39 Steps; The Crucible; The Diary of Anne Frank; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; The Norman Conquests; The Good Body; Beebo Brinker; Shockheaded Peter; STOMP! TERRY SCHNUCK (Producer). Credits include Clybourne Park (Tony); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony); Bonnie & Clyde; High; Race; Superior Donuts; Burn the Floor; Hair (Tony); Blithe Spirit; The Homecoming; Spring Awakening (Tony); Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial; ’night, Mother; Enchanted April. OB: Falling, Silence! The Musical, Ministry of Progress. ORIN WOLF (Producer). Broadway credits include Orphans (Tony nom), Hands on a Hardbody, Once (Tony Award), That Championship Season and A View From the Bridge (Tony nom). Orin is the first recipient and the director of the TFellowship for Creative Producing, founded by Hal Prince in conjunction with Columbia University. He is president of NETworks Theatrical Productions. PATTY BAKER/GOOD PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Broadway: All My Sons, Blithe Spirit, The Best Man, The Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde, Memphis (Tony), …Virginia Woolf (Tony), Glengarry Glen Ross, Matilda. She’d like to thank Carole King for touching all
of our lives, Jeffrey Richards for his unflagging optimism and Jay for his unflagging love. Hunter College graduate. ROGER FAXON (Producer) leads A&R Investments and previously was CEO of the EMI Group, where he rejuvenated the business, culminating in its successful sale in 2012. He is proud to have been instrumental in bringing Carole and Gerry, Cynthia and Barry together with Paul and Doug to create this great show. LARRY MAGID (Producer). Two Tony awards, four noms. Outer Critics Circle Award (off-Broadway) and Helpmann Award (Australia) for Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. Also Clams on the Half Shell with Bette Midler, among many others. Latest shows: The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, I’ll Eat You Last (with Midler). Int’l concert and tour producer. KIT SEIDEL (Producer). Broadway: November, Speed-the-Plow, Blithe Spirit, reasons to be pretty, Race, Enron, Hair (Tony Award), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Life in the Theatre, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award), Glengarry Glen Ross and The Anarchist. Kit is a member of the Art Student League of NYC. LAWRENCE S. TOPPALL (Producer) owns Mazel Musicals Inc., the company that has presented and produced more than 100 productions for audiences in south Florida. Broadway credits: The Gathering, the Tonynominated Say Goodnight Gracie starring Frank Gorshin, Burn the Floor and Looped. FAKSTON PRODUCTIONS / MARY SOLOMON (Producer). Ken Fakler, Dan Stone and Mary Solomon are thrilled to be part of the Beautiful producing team. Ken and Dan’s recent Broadway productions include the Tony-nominated shows How to Succeed… and Catch Me…. Mary is a partner in Star Thrower Entertainment. WILLIAM COURT COHEN (Producer). As chairman of the theatrical general management/ consulting firm Theatre Now, he’s privileged to be associated with more than 125 Broadway and touring productions, theaters, dance companies, and concert and cultural attractions. BARLOR PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Barbara Freitag and Loraine Alterman Boyle produced Memphis (2010 Tony, best musical) and Tony nominee Catch Me If You Can.
BIOS MATTHEW C. BLANK (Producer) is the longtime CEO of Showtime Networks. The native New Yorker has been involved with several on and off-Broadway productions. TIM HOGUE (Producer). Founder and president of a private financial consulting firm. He grew up on Carole King’s music and is happy to be a part of Beautiful. JOEL HYATT (Producer). Co-founder and CEO of Current TV. Previously founder and CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans and part of the faculty at Stanford Business School. MARIANNE MILLS (Producer). Producing credits include Frozen, 33 Variations, Catch Me If You Can (Tony noms), Burn the Floor, All My Sons, Lysistrata Jones. MCC and Labyrinth board member. Thanks to partner Sharon Fallon. MICHAEL J. MORITZ, JR. (Producer). Broadway producer, record producer, music director, entertainment entrepreneur from Youngstown, Ohio. Broadway: Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin. Nat’l tour: Evita. michaelmoritz.com STYLES FOUR PRODUCTIONS (Producer). Broadway: Orphans, Once, Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Talk Radio, Spring Awakening. OffBroadway: Judy Gold’s 25 Questions, Hand to God. London: Once. BRUNISH & TRINCHERO (Producer). Co-producers: On the Town, Porgy and Bess (Tony), Pippin (Tony), Beautiful (Tony nom), Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony nom) and more. CDs: Pippin, Nice Work (Grammy nom), Lizzie, On the Town. Books: Untold Stories of Broadway (Dress Circle Publishing). JEREMIAH J. HARRIS (Producer) is founder and chairman/CEO of Production Resource Group, the world’s leading supplier of entertainment technology. He’s been active in the theater industry since 1970 and has provided production management services for more than 500 productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Starlight Express and Dancing at Lughnasa. As founder of Scenic Technologies, he revolutionized scenic automation with its patented Stage Command motion control system, used on hundreds of shows, including Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. Most recently, Jere co-produced with Michael Cohl the turnaround of the record-
breaking production of Broadway’s SpiderMan Turn Off the Dark, regarded as the most technically complex production ever mounted on a Broadway stage. BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press and Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing and press company representing award-winning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Matilda the Musical, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The King and I, Donny & Marie Christmas, The Sound of Music, Fun Home, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Love Letters starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, and The Rat Pack is Back! www.bbonyc.com
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STAFF Assistant Electrician / Lead Follow Spot Operator......Kevin Ankele Deck Electrician / Moving Light Technician.......Edgar Vanegas Production Propmaster.........................................Mike Pilipski GENERAL MANAGEMENT Head Props....................................................... Glenn Calhoun CHARLOTTE WILCOX COMPANY Assistant Props.............................................John “GM” Bryant Tammie Ward Matthew W. Krawiec Advance Sound................................. Michael “fodder” Carrico Dina S. Friedler Ryan Smillie Christina Boursiquot Sound Engineer........................................... Charles Parsley III Margaret Wilcox Stephen Donovan Assistant Sound Engineer.......................................Jeff McWay Jeremy Brick Leorah Haberfield Gabrielle Nieporent _____________________________________ Wardrobe Supervisor.................................Donna Landis Peck COMPANY MANAGER - Rina L. Saltzman Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor.......................... Tara Delahunt ASSOCIATE COMPANY MANAGER - Claire Trempe _____________________________________ Dresser..........................................................Meghan Calhoun Hair Supervisor..........................................Lisa Renee Thomas TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT, Assistant Hair Supervisor.......................... Kelly Toon Flanagan PRESS & MARKETING Music Preparation Services............................Russell Bartmus BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC Production Assistants..................................... Shana Ferguson, Steven Schnepp, Temah Higgins, David Freeland Katryn Livingston, Matthew Matulewicz Kent McIngvale, Scott Praefke, Stacey Burns, Danny Knaub _____________________________________ Physical Therapy...................................................NEURO TOUR CASTING Management Interns................ Claire Epstein, Karalyn Hutton Stephen Kopel, CSA _____________________________________ Dialect Coach................................................... Stephen Gabis PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Legal Counsel.....................Sendroff & Baruch/ Jason Baruch JUNIPER STREET PRODUCTIONS Accountant...............................FK Partners LLC/ Robert Fried Hillary Blanken Guy Kwan Comptroller..................Galbraith & Company/ Amanda Hayek Ana Rose Greene Joseph DeLuise Interactive Marketing............................... Situation Interactive Victoria Bullard Johnny Kruger Production Photography...................................... Joan Marcus _____________________________________ Production Stage Manager....................................Eric Sprosty Production Video................................................... David Kane Stage Manager.................................................... Nicole Olson Payroll Services................Checks + Balances/ Jennifer Kemp, Anthony Walker Assistant Stage Managers...............................Shana Ferguson Hannah Sullivan Banking........................City National Bank/ Stephanie Dalton Dance Captain....................................................... Alaina Mills Insurance Broker..Reiff and Associates, LLC/ Regina Newsom Associate Choreographer....................................Joyce Chittick Merchandise...................................................The Araca Group Associate Scenic Designer............................Erica Hemminger Merchandise Manager..................................... Nicole Corrales Scenic Assistants..............Brandon McNeel and Ingrid Larson Information Management Services..........Marion Finkler Taylor Associate Costume Designer.................................Rory Powers Travel Services................................. Tzell Travel/ “The A Team” Services...................................................Road Rebel Assistants to Costume Designer.......................Dana Burkhart, Housing ____________________________________ ____ Benjamin Klemes MUSIC CREDITS Associate Lighting Designer....................................John Viesta “Be Bop a Lula” by Tex Davis and Gene Vincent. Sony/ATV Assistant Lighting Designer....................................Gina Scherr Songs LLC (BMI) and Three Wise Boys Music LLC (BMI). Moving Light Programmer.................................Josh Weitzman “Beautiful” by Carole King. Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP). Associate Sound Designer..................................Cody Spencer “Chains” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Associate Wig & Hair Designer....................................Liz Printz Music Inc. (BMI). “Happy Days Are Here Again” by Milton Ager Assistant Wig & Hair Designer................Gretchen Androsavich and Jack Yellen. EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP). Special Production Carpenter.............................................. Fred Gallo lyrics by Douglas McGrath and Cynthia Weil. “He’s Sure the Head Carpenter......................................................Elan Bustin Boy I Love” by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Screen GemsFlyman.......................................................................JJ Jordan EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “I Feel the Earth Move” by Carole King. Deck Automation...............................................Keith A. Keene Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP). “I Go Ape” by Neil Sedaka Assistant Carpenter........................Christian “Mr. Shrek” Young and Howard Greenfield. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI) Production Electricians..Randall Zaibek and James J. Fedigan and Universal/BMG (BMI). “It Might As Well Rain Until SepHead Electrician..................................................... Todd Davis tember” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI _____________________________________ STAFF FOR BEAUTIFUL—The Carole King Musical _____________________________________
STAFF Music Inc. (BMI). “It’s Too Late” by Carole King and Toni Stern. Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP). “Little Darlin’” by Maurice Williams. Cherio Corporation (BMI). “The Locomotion” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Love Potion #9” by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP). “Oh Carol” by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI) and Universal/BMG (BMI). “On Broadway” by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “One Fine Day” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Poison Ivy” by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP). “So Far Away” by Carole King. Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP). “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Splish Splash” by Bobby Darin and Jean Murray. EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI), Trio Music Co. Inc. (BMI) and Alley Music Corp. (BMI). “Stupid Cupid” by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI) and EMI Longitude Music (BMI). “Take Good Care of My Baby” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “There Goes My Baby” by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben King, George Treadwell and Lover Patterson. Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI). “Up on the Roof” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Uptown” by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Walking in the Rain” by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music Inc. obo Mother Bertha Music (BMI). “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Who Put the Bomp” by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” by Morris Levy and Frankie Lymon. EMI Longitude Music (BMI) and EMI Full Keel Music (ASCAP). “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “Yakkety Yak” by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP). “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman” by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Gerald Wexler. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI). “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King. Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP). “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music Inc. obo Mother Bertha Music (BMI).
_____________________________________ CREDITS Scenic items fabricated by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, LLC, New Windsor, NY. Show control and scenic motion control featuring Stage Command Systems® by PRG-Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, LLC, New Windsor, NY. Additional scenery built, painted and electrified by Show Motion, Inc., Milford, CT. Lighting equipment from PRG Lighting. Audio equipment from PRG Audio. Ladies wear by Tricorne, Inc., Roberta Hamelin, John Cowles, Krostyne Studios, Shana Albery, Miro Affonso and Christopher Schramm. Men’s wear by Ed Dawson, Arur and Tailors, Top Hat Imagewear, Mardana, and Miro Affonso. Props provided by Prop N Spoon LLC. Additional props provided by BB Props and Printing Plus. Makeup provided by M-A-C _____________________________________ Rehearsed at New 42nd Street Studios and The Ailey Studios _____________________________________ SPECIAL THANKS Martin Bandier, Steven Banks, Caroline Barnard, Mark Bennett, Charles H. Googe, Jr., Carole Shorenstein Hays, Greg Holland, George Lane, Jane Read Martin, Patricia Masera, Stella Morelli, Ellen Pilipski, Joshua Pilipski Pulos, Bruce Scavuzzo, George Sheanshang _____________________________________ The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E.). The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. The Theatre Managers, Press Agents, and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATRE A fully restored 1929 “Movie Palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multiple-purpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballet, symphonies, concerts, movies, and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, with accommodations for 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Ticket Office is open for walkup ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased online at www.FoxTheatre.org, all Ticket Alternative outlets and all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular Box Office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to Groups for most Broadway shows. The Group Sales office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call 404 881-2000 or email email@example.com. CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the Main Lobby (downstairs), Mezzanine Lobby levels, and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the Spanish Room and Accessible/Family restrooms are located through the Office door in the main lobby. GIFT SHOP The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatre-related merchandise. The gift shop is located in the Spanish Room. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM, 11 AM, noon and 1 PM. Saturday tours are offered at 10 AM and 11 AM. Fox Theatre Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards, and upcoming shows. Tickets for Fox Theatre Tours are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special Tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please contact the Fox Theatre by calling 404.881.2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the Event Staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff. SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you require assistance during your visit to the Fox Theatre please seek out or ask for one of our Accessible Ambassadors. These staff members are attired in the traditional Fox Theatre uniform however also have gold braid and white gloves to make them easier to see. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our Ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep Steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance needed or additional information on programs, please contact the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2119. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call: 404-881-2016 Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM or on Saturday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. A Fox Theatre Ticket Office Associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. PROGRAMS PROVIDED Opened Captioning Performance Sponsored in partnership through TDF (Theatre Development Fund).
ELEVATORS Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers. Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance. Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)
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Let romance, spa-ahhs and fancy food create your happiest place on Earth By Terry Matthews-Lombardo
SHE SAID: “Let’s take a quick vacation to Disney.” He said: “The kids are grown / at college / can stay with the nanny.” She said: “Perfect. I’m tired of doing what they want. Let’s go have some grown-up fun.” And just like that, a vacation is born. One that involves adults traveling to Walt Disney World without kids in the car. Why? Because you can. It’s time you visited those special spots you’ve heard about or missed before. If it’s been awhile since you’ve taken the seven-hour trip down I-75, read on for updates on what adults-with-no-children can do just for themselves at the happiest place on Earth. 36 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
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Let’s say you plan to leave the real world for four days. First decision? Where to stay. To go romantic, try the over-the-water Bungalows at the Polynesian Village. Some are available now, and when the project is complete, there will be a total of 20. You’ll feel as if you’ve landed in Bora Bora without the 14-hour flight. Check in, grab a mai tai and enjoy your own private plunge pool as your worries float away. Stay with the South Pacific theme and reserve two seats at Disney’s Spirit of Aloha show, held nightly at the luau cove found beachside by the Seven Seas Lagoon. This is the real deal, a complete luau with tiki torches, hula and fire dancers, and a tropical buffet ($64-$76 plus tax and tip).
Disney Springs water taxi cruises go for $75 per person per half-hour. Champagne and strawberries are extra but probably worth it.
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Afterward, link hands for a walk on the waterfront. Stop at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, just outside the Great Ceremonial House at the Poly Village, and order the Krakatoa Punch, then watch in shock and awe as the skies darken, volcanoes erupt and shrunken heads chant. On Day 2, take the complimentary Walt Disney World bus to the Boardwalk area and rent a fringe-topped surrey bike to explore woodsy pathways. Hungry? Choose from any number of waterfront eateries. You can opt for fine dining at the Flying Fish Café (try the yellowfin tuna tartare) or grab a quick corn dog from the dockside To-Go Cart, right next to the (who can resist?) Boardwalk Funnel Cake cart. Looking for more action? Test yourself at Fantasia Fairways Miniature Golf Course, with its sand traps, bunkers, water hazards and sloping greens. For dinner try Jiko — The Cooking Place, an award-winning, African-inspired restaurant in the Animal Kingdom Lodge hotel. You can watch chefs prepare your African-inspired food in the open-show kitchen. Time it so you can catch the Starlight Safari. You’ll don night-vision goggles for a 60-minute open-sided safari ride across the resort’s savanna to see how giraffes, zebras, hyenas and elephants behave when the sun goes down. On Day 3, perhaps Epcot. Bypass the rides and enjoy globetrotting through the travelogues at the World Showcase, one of Epcot’s two main areas, and see a rotating array of live entertainment — perhaps a Morrocan snake charmer or a China dragon dance. Take in one or more of the Circle-Vision 360 films — Reflections of China, O Canada! or the breathtaking Impressions de France. The latter will have you thinking of the French countryside and set the mood for a piéce de resistance dinner at Monsieur Paul. Sit in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower (replica, shhh … ) and enjoy, with a champagne toast, your second-story view of the World Showcase Lagoon. Chef Nicholas Lemoyne, who trained in Lyon, will make you classique cassoulette d’escargole, ballotine de poulet or a decadent dessert. You’ll love it all. With the proper timing, you can take a short walk to Italy for the
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Not surprisingly, the Flying Fish Café is a waterfront eatery. Its fine-dining menu includes the yellowfin tuna tartare. If that doesn’t appeal, corn dogs and funnel cakes await at nearby to-go carts; Morimoto Asia, where “Iron Chef” master Masaharu Morimoto is in charge, has a hidden VIP entrance, a sushi bar and a five-course specialty menu; If and when you visit Epcot, consider dinner at Monsieur Paul. You’ll sit in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower with a second-story view of the World Showcase Lagoon. Save room for dessert, perhaps this crunchy berry-and-cream concoction — and don’t forget to make a reservation far in advance.
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FROM TOP: The over-the-water Bungalows at the Polynesian Village are among the newest accommodations at Disney World. Think Bora Bora without the 14-hour flight. Check in, grab a mai tai and enjoy your own private plunge pool; Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is an atmospheric place to sip a Krakatoa Punch or share an exotic beer flight, then head outside to see volcanic eruptions and other Disney mischief.
perfect gelato, then watch lasers, lights, fireworks and fountains explode over the World Showcase Lagoon as part of the IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show. Top your weekend getaway with a spa day. Using the Polynesian Village as your home base, the neighboring Grand Floridian is closest. Give yourself over to Senses, a Victorian retreat reminiscent of a serene Florida garden at the turn of the 20th century. Visit the fitness center, if you must, or head directly to a therapeutic massage. Another choice: the double mask, intensely hydrating, age-defying, lavender facial. Finally, put on your finest for a night out at the all-new Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment complex, where you’ll start with wine and appetizers aboard Venezia, an intimate Italian-style water taxi that cruises for 30 or 60 minutes through the waters of Lake Buena Vista. Once you’re back on land, head for the hidden VIP entrance (Level 2) of Morimoto Asia, a one-of-a-kind dining experience from “Iron Chef” master Masaharu Morimoto. The Forbidden Lounge seats 14 at its sushi bar. Another option is the five-course Chef’s Choice Omakase specialty menu, which changes daily because that’s what Iron Chefs can do. You’re feeling very grown up now, aren’t you?
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This four-day Walt Disney World getaway would cost in the neighborhood of $5,000, depending on the choices you make. If you want to avoid crowds, go in May, early June, September or November. Temperatures also will be lower then. No matter when you go, it’s smart to make dining reservations well in advance, especially if you’re set on a particular spot at a particular time. Details for all Walt Disney World dining (reservations and information) available at https://disneyworld.disney. go.com/dining/#/reservations-accepted or 407.939.3463. Here’s a closer look, in alphabetical order, at many of our suggestions. •D isney Springs water taxis: $75 per person and up per half-hour. Champagne and strawberries extra. •F antasia Fairways Miniature Golf: $14 per adult plus tax. • J iko — The Cooking Place: Entrées start at $30. • Monsieur Paul: $30-$60 and up for dinner. The prix-fixe menu ($89 per person and up) usually offers several excellent choices. Prix fixe also available at lunch.
• Morimoto’s Omakase dinner: Begins at $100 for the classic menu, $150 for the seasonal selection. Available until 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. • Polynesian Bungalows: The cost varies according to when you visit and how long you stay. Some sleep up to eight, so you can, if you wish, team up with another couple or two. Details at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ resorts/ or call 407.939.5277. • Senses spa at the Grand Floridian: The hydrating, age-defying, lavender facial is $235. Go early and use the steam room, whirlpool and other amenities. Reservations at 407.939.7727. • Spirit of Aloha luau: $64 to $76 per person, plus tax and gratuity, depending on seating location. • Starlight Safari: $70 and up, plus tax and tip, for 60 minutes. • Surrey-fringed bicycles for two: $20 and up (based on bike size) per half-hour. • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto: Exotic beer flights start at $8.25. Maui Splash Pineapple Wine is $9 per glass. Specialty drinks and island appetizers start at $10.
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ETIQUETTE 1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be seated until intermission. 2. Take care of personal needs (drinks of water or restroom) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience at the Fox via social media, but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances; the glow from your device is distracting. 4. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theatre is never allowed as it is a distraction to those around you and a danger to the performers. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear Lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of the people behind you. Please consider the people that will be seated behind you when choosing whether or not to wear a hat or what hair style you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Wait until it is over and then exit with the rest of the audience.
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STAFF Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin. . . . Vice President & General Manager Jeff Quesenberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . Senior Director, Sales and Marketing Elton Howze. . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems Carmie McDonald . . . . . . . . . Director, Fox Theatre Institute Joe Quillian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Shelly Kleppsattel. . . . . . . . . . Booking & Contract Manager William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. . . . . . . . . Manager Ticket Sales and Service Jon Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest Services Manager Shelby Moody . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Dan Goldberger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-Commerce and Social Media Manager Laura Zimbrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Partnership Premium Seating Manager Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Master Carpenter Larry Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Property Master Ray T. Haynie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Sound Engineer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman Keith O Cowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chairman Clara Axam, Robyn Barkin, Beauchamp Carr, Renee Dye, Sheffield Hale, John Holder, Edward Hutchison, Walt Huntley, Craig Jones, Jay Myers, Glen Romm
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his month we dig right into the Well Done category to share the news that several perennial dinner favorites are sowing seeds of content with brunch programs.
• Ticonderoga Club at Krog Street Market joins the brunch bunch (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) with such dishes as Yoga Pants (mixed fruit and yogurt); Pearl’s Flitters (spicy dough stuffed with chorizo, avocado and refried beans); and a “Yankee” bacon-egg-cheese sandwich on a kaiser roll. • Portofino, the Italian-American bistro in Buckhead, marks 15 years in business with a Sunday brunch (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) that features such upscale twists as shrimp and polenta drizzled with maple syrup and cur46 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
• Twain’s, the Decatur brewpub and billiards parlor, invites a midday crowd (11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) with a menu that incorporates Asian grilled veggie skewers, chocolate chip pancakes, pimiento cheese grits and grilled Gruyère cheese sandwiches.
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rants; shredded short rib sandwiches; and eggs Benedict with duck breast fillets. • Staplehouse in the Old Fourth Ward is suspending Sunday dinner service in favor of brunch (noon-5 p.m.) featuring beef-fat-fried potatoes; beef tenderloin with foie gras; and smoked trout.
Herban Fix on Peachtree Street in Midtown emphasizes all things green-leaning, including (from left) steamed buns with crispy soy duck, peanuts and cilantro; crispy purple tan cakes; and crispy tofu with sweet and sour sambal.
The Boston-based fast-food chain Wahlburgers, popularized on reality TV thanks to co-owners Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, plans to open six shops around Atlanta and Savannah as part of a national expansion campaign. Exact date and location details are still pending. Rising Son, a no-nonsense source for country-style breakfast and “meat-and-three” dinners, is open in the Avondale Estates space vacated by the short-lived Bishop bistro. It features locally sourced meats, grains and veggies as well as farm-fresh juice, small-batch sodas and herbal supplements. By summer, a new array of pizzerias will be rolling in dough if their expansion plans come together. The Ohio-based East of ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 47
Chicago franchise has announced plans to open in the Sweet Auburn District’s Pencil Factory complex. Ammazza, an Old Fourth Ward staple, is opening a scaled-down version of its flagship in what was Decatur’s Twisted Soul. Midtown’s historic Biltmore Hotel is now home to a tourist-friendly pizza venture called Atwoods. And Buckhead’s Lenox Square is prepping for the debut of a build-your-own franchise called Rise Pies. Metro foodies also should take note of local chefs’ love for all things green. Herban Fix, a short stroll from the Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street, insists that strictly vegan dishes can be life-sustaining and lip-smackingly good. Driven by pan-Asian spices and preparation methods, the menu includes sweet pea ravioli with mushrooms; stuffed lemongrass tofu; and (faux chicken) soy kebabs. Acclaimed chef and entrepreneur Linton Hopkins adds another branch to his empire with In the Garden, the fine-dining supplement to the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s massive modernization project. The
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FROM TOP: Pearl’s Flitters at Krog Street Market’s Ticonderoga Club are spicy dough stuffed with chorizo, avocado and refried beans. Vegetables grown on-site figure big in dishes from chef Linton Hopkins, whose new In the Garden finedining restaurant just opened at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
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introductory menu was still being cultivated at press time, but plans called for much of the produce to be grown on-site. Linton’s Cafe at the Garden will be recycled into office space. There, diners have savored the beef bourguignon, shrimp with polenta, and macerated strawberry French toast.
FROM TOP: By summer, three more pizza spots should join Atlanta’s pie culture, including one in Sweet Auburn, another in the Biltmore on the edge of downtown Atlanta and a third at Lenox Square; End a meal at Herban Fix with the raspberry chocolate mousse cake. It’s not green, but it sure looks good.
Several prominent restaurants have been burned by failing grades on health inspections. It’s not uncommon for dining spots to occasionally have to rescue their reputations from the fire, but the onus is also on consumers, who should be as interested in how their food is stored and prepared as they are service, menu selection and pricing. Hal’s the Steakhouse on Old Ivy Road, a Buckhead hub for power meals and deals, had its 20-year reputation singed for numerous infractions: slimy ice machines; lack of hand soap and paper towels for cooks and servers; live insects in the kitchen; improper refrigeration of meats; ice storage in the hand-washing station; food stored in ice used for drinks; and leaving food items improperly exposed. A routine inspection at Thumbs Up Diner in East Point, one of six outposts in the breakfast/brunch chain, was cited for employees’ failing to wash their hands; chemicals being stored next to water glasses and canned goods; raw fish stored at unsafe temperatures and near produce; and raw meat thawing in uncovered basins. Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles, the iconic Midtown soul food bistro, was cited for 15 violations, all issues that can contribute directly to food-borne illnesses. Food inspections are conducted regularly; most results are readily available online and restaurants are required to post the latest inspection in a public spot on-site. :: This is Encore Atlanta’s second dining column. We’ ll do our best to keep you up to date on openings, closings and who’s on the move in one of three categories — well done (reasons for praise), simmering (what’s in the works) and toast (what’s closed, who’s moving). Please let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M LOBBY — The menu at this sophisticated American restaurant focuses on seasonal fare. In the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St. N.E., 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M THE MELTING POT — A premiere fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. Four Atlanta locations. 754 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.389.0099, meltingpot.com. M MURPHY’S — This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great people-watching and contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave N.E., 404.872.0904, murphysvh.com, VH
ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M PACES & VINE — The team behind intown Murphy’s expands to Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus by celebrated Atlanta chef Ian Winslade (Murphy’s, W hotels, Bluepointe). 4300 Paces Ferry Rd, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V NEIGHBORHOODS CODES A Alpharetta
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The Palm Restaurant is located in the Westin Buckhead Hotel. A classic American steakhouse featuring the best in food and cocktails in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Exciting changes have been made to The Palm Atlanta, including a fresh, new look and expanded space. Join us today! The Palm Atlanta 3391 Peachtree Road NE at the Westin Buckhead Hotel Atlanta, GA 30326 | Phone: 404-814-1955 | Fax: 404-814-1985
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SOHO — American style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their speciallypriced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta. com. V
Matt Ryan (above) is an eat-out kind of guy. You’ll often find him at Davio’s.
TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road N.W., 770.420.1985; ruthschris.com. A, B, D SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Two locations: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen.com. M, V 56 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
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GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. M, B TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M
COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Take-out available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta.com. V
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PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlins-inspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. N.E., 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW
ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. N.E., 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M
DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.844.4810, davios.com/atl. B
LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M
HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great tasting. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. M
LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Avenue N.E., 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M PRINCI | ITALIA — This chic Midtown eatery at the corner of 12th St. and Crescent Ave. serves seasonal Italian dishes, including homemade pastas, fresh vegetables, seafood and Napolitanostyle pizzas, in a warm, Tuscan farmhouse setting. Lunch: Mon. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; dinner Mon. – Thurs. 3 – 10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 3 – 11 pm., Sun. 3 – 9 p.m.; Sunday brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 77 12th St NE, Atlanta; 404.709.2058; princiitalia.com. M
HERBAN FIX’s sweet pea ravioli in curry jus with leeks and assorted mushrooms (above).
ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.968.9662, alma-atlanta.com. D EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. N.E., 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH
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ANNUAL REVIVAL TOUR CELEBRATES FOX THEATRE INSTITUTE SUCCESS STORIES AND GIVES A NOD TO FUTURE PROJECTS This month, the Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) — the dynamic, philanthropic restoration program of the iconic Atlanta theater — holds its fourth annual Theatre Revival Tour, designed to broaden awareness of its projects across the state and the impact they have on local communities. Since it was founded eight-plus years ago, the FTI has granted more than $360,000 to Georgia communities in need of funds to restore local theaters. These preservation grants create jobs and bring a new vitality and artistic energy to their respective cities and towns. FTI has, to date, collaborated on 10 preservation projects including: • The DeSoto Theatre in Rome, which received historic paint analysis and restoration of original paint and decorative plaster. • The Grand Theatre in Fitzgerald, which received funding to complete restoration of its original stained-glass light fixtures and authentic Barton theater organ. • The Morton Theatre in Athens, which restored original flooring in its auditorium. • The Ritz Theatre in Brunswick, which restored its wood windows and marquee. • The Knox Theatre in Warrenton, which got a new roof. 60 ENCOREATLANTA.COM
• The Mars Theatre in Springfield, which restored its lobby and added ADAcompliant restrooms. • The Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, which restored its historic marquee. • The President Theatre in Manchester, which restored its façade. • The Holly Theatre in Dahlonega, which is retrofitting its marquee with energyefficient lighting. This year’s revival tour features the Packway Handle Band, an Athens-based bluegrass quintet. It’s doing three free shows. Details: www. FoxTheatreInstitute.org: • M AY 13. The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. 6 p.m. The historic schoolhouse presents performing and visual arts. • M AY 14. The Miller Theater in Augusta. Noon-6 p.m. The former movie house built in the Arte Moderne architectural style will become the home of Symphony Orchestra Augusta. • MAY 14. The Pal Theatre in Vidalia. 6 p.m. The Miller Theater and the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center are 2016 recipients of FTI grants.
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