Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Beautiful! Carole King Shows Up as Herself in Broadway Bio

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Beautiful! Carole King Shows Up as Herself in Broadway Bio

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To ovations, 'Hamilton' star reprises role in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise millions of dollars for cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

The audience hooted, clapped and tapped their feet throughout Friday's performance as Miranda took the stage for the first time since his last appearance in the Broadway version in July 2016, when he played the role of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton.

"I have never felt anything like that," he said of the crowd's energy, adding that singing the song "Hurricane" was a challenge.

King provides 'Beautiful' ending - Anything can happen in live theater, and audience members seeing "Beautiful," the life story of Carole King, got a surprise when King appeared in the role of herself to celebrate the show's fifth anniversary on Broadway. …

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