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2016




“Beautiful
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will premiere in Australia at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre September 2017

11/05/2016

Producers of the Tony-winning musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical  have announced that the show will make its Australian premiere at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre beginning in September 2017. Mann and Weil and their songs are featured in this feel good musical.
View announcement on CaroleKing.com

05/11/2016

BMI Honors Legendary Songwriting Duo Mann & Weil and Taylor Swift at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards.
View it on BMI

2015

11/09/15

Cynthia's teen book I'm Glad I Did will be released in paperback November 10, 2015.
View it on Amazon

09/29/15

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical featuring Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil songs and their story has hit the road as it continues to play NYC and London.
North American Tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

03/23/15

It has been announced that Sony is set to bring a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to the Big Screen. Tom Hanks and his producing partner Gary Goetzman will produce through their Playtone banner along with Paul Blake, the lead producer on Broadway. Hanks and Goetzman are no strangers to musical films, having served as producers on the 2008 hit movie Mamma Mia! and 1996's That Thing You Do! which Hanks also directed.

03/10/15

London's Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Nominated for 8 Olivier Awards. It was announced March 9, 2015 that Broadway's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical now playing at London's Aldwych Theater has received 8 nominations for the Olivier Awards, British theatre's most sought-after awards marking theatrical greatness.

The London production starring Katie Brayben (Carole King), Alan Morrissey (Gerry Goffin), Lorna Want (Cynthia Weil) and Ian MacIntosh (Barry Mann) opened late February to rave reviews.

02/24/15

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical one of the top-selling titles on Broadway, opened Feb. 24 at London's Aldwich Theater with rave reviews and a surprise visit by Carole King. Joined by friends and fellow songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, Carole appeared at the curtain call and paid tribute to Gerry Goffin who passed away last June. She then led the audience to singing "You've Got A Friend".

2013

06/01/14

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical receives three Drama Desk Awards!
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Muscial: Anika Larson
Outstanding Leading Actress in a musicall: Jessie Mueller
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Brian Ronann


4/29/14

Congratulations to Beautiful – The Carole King Musical on the following seven Tony Award Nominations!
Best Musical: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Best Book of a Musical: Douglas McGrath
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Jessie Mueller
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Jarrod Spector
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Anika Larsen
Best Orchestrations: Steve Sidwell
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Brian Ronan


5/30/14

Cynthia will take part in the YA Buzz Book Panel talking about her Soho Teen release I'm Glad I Did on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Cynthia will be signing galleys of her new teen book I'm Glad I Did. at Soho Trade Show booth at Book Expo America on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

2013

10/21/2013

Beautiful - The Carole King musical featuring songs by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and characters based on all four writers, ended it's sold out run at The Curran Theater in San Francisco. Previews begin Nov 21 in New York at the Sondheim Theater with opening night on January 12, 2014.

08/13/2013

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical includes Mann and Weil songs along with Goffin and King's. Cynthia and Barry are also stage characters in this musical retelling of the early years of their fellow songwriter and friend Carole King. It will play The Curran Theater in San Francisco September 24, 2013 - October 20,2013.
Read more on Broadway World

2012

11/21/2012

Recording of Mann/Weil/Leiber/Stoller's "On Broadway" added to 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame.
Read announcement on The Sacramento Bee




Bruce Springsteen plays part of 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' at SXSW. (Mention of the song written by Barry & Cynthia starts at 23:06 in the video.)
Springsteen said Barry & Cynthia's song We Gotta Get Out of This Place inspired "every song I've ever written" with its class consciousness at SXSW.

3/15/2012

Bruce Springsteen credits Mann-Weil song as his songwriting touchstone. Check out the video at 23:06.
Watch video of Springsteen on NPR.org

2/11/2012

Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to be honored with a "Life In Arts" award at The Idyllwild Arts Gala on March 11,2012. Performers include James Ingram, Steve Tyrell and Barry Mann with the Idyllwild students.
Read about The Idyllwild Arts Gala

2011

11/7/2011

LA Literary Feast with Hall of Fame Songbook Writers Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann
Read about LA Literary Feast




Barry and Cynthia received the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award
Barry and Cynthia received
the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award

6/16/2011

Barry and Cynthia received the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award
Read about the Songwriters Hall of Fame 42nd Anniversary Awards Ceremony

6/15/2011

Cynthia and Dr. Jenn Berman's book Rockin' Babies is the first place winner for the Purple Dragonfly 2011 Board Book category! The Purple Dragonfly Book Awards honor published authors of children's literature. A Purple Dragonfly seal on the book's cover tells parents they're giving their children the very best in reading excellence.
Read about Purple Dragonfly Book Awards

5/19/2011

Cleveland exhibit celebrates 'Women Who Rock'
Read artilce on GoErie.com

Rockin' Babies cover

5/3/2011

Rockin' Babies published. Rockin' Babies is a smart baby board book for hip babies with hip parents. The book has a humorous edgy theme using plays on words about rock stars to talk about every day babies and their experiences. Since every baby is the rock star of their family, parents will find themselves laughing out loud and babies will want them to read Rockin' Babies over and over again. (Sterling Publishing, 2011).
Rockin' Babies is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com
Visit the website of Rockin' Babies

3/10/2011

Barry and Cynthia will be the recipients of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremonies June 16, 2011.
Read about the related press

2010

12/7/2010

Mann and Weil's song We Gotta Get Out Of This Place to be inducted into Grammy Recording Hall Of Fame.
Read more about the Grammy Recording Hall Of Fame inductees
Listen to The Animals - We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place (1965)

10/27/2010

Mann and Weil at the SHOF Master Class
Mann and Weil at the SHOF Master Class

Mann and Weil at the SHOF Master Class 10/21/10
Watch the video posted by ellem

10/11/2010

You can keep up with Mann and Weil day to day on twitter at twitter.com/mannweil.

9/30/10

On Oct 21, 2010 Barry and Cynthia will be giving a Master Class at the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame to celebrate the Grand Opening in Los Angeles of the SHOF Gallery within the Grammy Museum The Grammy Museum is housed in the LA Live Complex in down town L.os Angeles. The class will be held in the Clive Davis Theater for an invited audience. from 8 until 9:30 PM.

Check in here for media coverage details to come.

9/4/10

PAULINE-POMPEII © Barry Mann
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Barry's photograph Pauline-Pompeii will be for sale with the art of many other music luminaries at The ARTWORKS FOR THE CURE 2010 event benefiting The T.J. Martell Foundation and honoring Robert Kraft, President of Fox Music and the memory of Bob Mercer, CEO/NOW That's What I Call Music.

The T.J. Martell Foundation has provided over $240,000,000 in grants to leading scientific and medical institutions for early-stage, innovative research into the cause, treatment and cure of cancer, leukemia and AIDS.

The ARTWORKS sale and auction will take place on Sunday, September 26th, 1-5 PM at Writer's Boot Camp at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Presenters: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Barry & Cynthia talking to Benny Andersson of ABBA.
Barry & Cynthia with Benny Andersson of ABBA.

3/15/2010

On March 15, 2010, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non performing category, by their longtime friend and colleague, Carole King.
Watch the songwriters induction segment of the show on Fuse.tv












Presenters: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil flank Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill after he accepts Best New Touring Artist.
Presenters: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil flank Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill after he accepts Best New Touring Artist.

2/17/2010

Barry and Cynthia were presenters at the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.
20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards

1/8/10

Barry appeared with Lamont Dozier and Jimmy Webb at the convention of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) in New York City, in a one hour sneak peek of The Soundtrack Of Your Life tour. Each of the three songwriting legends performed some of their classic songs and told the stories behind them. They then joined to perform together to a standing room only crowd.

2009

12/15/09

Barry and Cynthia will be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2010 in the non-performing category known as the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
Congratulations to the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees!

Legends and Lyrics

Barry and Cynthia appeared on the television series, Lyrics and Legends. Barry performed in the round with Motown legend, Lamont Dozer and brilliant songwriter/singer Marc Cohen. Mann and Weil both participated in an interview segment. The show will be aired on PBS in the fall of 09.
Visit Legends and Lyrics - Songwriters in the Round's web site

6/15/09

Cynthia has expanded her writing to include the arena of children's books. Her children's board book, ROCKIN' BABIES , co-written with Dr. Jenn Berman and published by Sterling will be released in the fall of 2010.

2008

6/3/08

Barry and Cynthia joined legendary songwriters, Hal David, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Alan Bergman, Paul Williams, Melissa Manchester, Charles Fox and Bill Withers and special guest artists, Steve Tyrell and Korie Withers in performing at the "The Songs Of Our Lives" benefit concert at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. The concert benefited The Fulfillment Fund. The Fund works to help disadvantaged students graduate from high school, helps them successfully complete college and transition into the working world.

2007

8/27/2007

The world premiere of Mask, a new musical based on the 1985 Peter Bogdanovich film of the same name, with an original score by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will take place March 14, 2008 at the Pasadena Playhouse. The book is by Anna Hamilton Phelan, screenwriter of the film. Multi Tony award winner, Richard Maltby, Jr will direct. The show will run through April 13.

3/12/07

Barry's photo Pauline/Pompeii was chosen to be included in an exhibition created by The Center for Fine Art Photography, called "The Art Of Digital Imagery". Of the 1300 applicants only 50 were chose. The exhibition opens on June 15th in Fort Collins, Colorado.

1/26/07

Barry's newest photography exhibit, "Uncovering The Essence" will open at the California Modern Art Gallery in San Francisco on February 23, 2007.

2006

8/30/06

Barry will be part of a two person photography show entitled "Through The Lens" at the La Fuer Gallery, 228 South Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, Ca. 90211. The show will run from October 1st to October 28th. Barry will be present at a reception which will be held on October 14th from 6PM -10PM.

6/18/06

The Stranger Game, written by Cynthia and Judy Skelton airs on Lifetime TV. Sunday, June 18, 2006.

The Mann-Weil Songbook
The Mann-Weil Songbook

5/25/06

The Mann-Weil Songbook is now available. In addition to twenty three of their classics it contains photos of Barry and Cynthia through the years.
Purchase a copy of the The Mann-Weil Songbook

3/13/06

A movie of the week suspense thriller called The Stranger Game, written by Cynthia and Judy Skelton, and starring Mimi Rogers, begins filming this week in Vancouver. It will air on Lifetime in the spring.

Barry's large photographs will be part of a group show at the Satsuma Gallery, 5447 Satsuma Ave, North Hollywood, Ca from April 20 to June 1, 2006.

2005

5/12/05

On June 9th, 2005, Barry and Cynthia's song You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling will be honored with the Towering Song Award at the Songwriter's Hall of Fame 36th Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.

2004

9/04

Remember written by Cynthia and James Horner for the film Troy, was nominated for The World Soundtrack Award as "Best Original Song Written Directly For A Film."

5/04

Cynthia's lyrics appear in two major motion pictures opening this spring. She collaborated with John Williams on A Winter's Spell which appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and wrote the end title song, Remember for the epic film Troy with composer, James Horner. Remember is performed by Josh Groban and appears in both in the film and soundtrack recording.

2003 and before

12/03

Barry and Cynthia will be performing in a new musical based on their catalogue of hit songs entitled They Wrote That? The show will have a limited engagement beginning January 15, 2004 in New York City at the McGinn/Cazale Theater, Broadway and 76th Street, directly above The Promenade Theater. Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2 and 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. The show is being directed by Tony award winning director, Richard Maltby, Jr. and produced by James B. Freydberg and CTM Productions. Tickets are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212 239-6200.

12/03

Barry and Cynthia were honored by the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy with the New York Heroes Award. The award was presented to them by Paul Shaffer. This honor is given to those who have made significant contributions to the New York music community. The other honorees included Ruben Blades, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Francis Preston and Nile Rogers. The evening was hosted by Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior of The Sopranos). Proceeds from the event benefited arts and education programs in the New York schools.

Sunday Afternoon (approx. 13x19 inches) © 2003 Barry Mann
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11/03

Barry's photo, Sunday Afternoon, was chosen for the Photo Plus Expo held at the Javits Center in New York City, October 30-November 1.2003. His work became part of an elite group handpicked from the Advertising Photographers of Amaerica's nationwide membership. The photos selected formed an electronic slide show which played continuously at the APA exhibit.

Rubber Chair (approx 13x19 inches) © 2003 Barry Mann
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12/18/02

Barry, a talented photographer whose work has been exhibited at various Los Angeles galleries was honored to have one of his photographs chosen in a contest sponsored by The Advertising Photographers of America. Rubber Chair was among fifty photos exhibited at the Louis Stern Gallery in Los Angeles and will be part of the touring show that will visit various prestigious California locations.

10/28/02

THE WRITER, THE SINGER, THE SONG
Chuck Negron, Paul Williams, Barry Mann, James Ingram & Cynthia Weil at "The Writer, The Singer, The Song"

Mann and Weil performed at "The Writer, The Singer, The Song" an event benefiting The Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Blue Ribbon (an organization supporting the resident groups of the Music Center).

7/27/02

John Williams asked Cynthia to write lyrics to his composition Song For World Peace from his American Journey Sony Classical album. The song One World was performed on July 27,2002 by the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra (conducted by John Williams) and a one hundred voice choir.

7/04/02

Back in 1992, John Williams asked Mann and Weil to write a song in honor of America's 100th birthday to be performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by John. The song, Celebrate America was performed on July 4, 1992 at the Hatch Shell in Boston. Dan Hill was the vocalist accompanied by the Pops Orchestra and a two hundred voice choir. In addition to the audience, 250,000 people lined the Charles River for the event. When Disney Records decided to release an album commemorating the emotions inspired by September 11th, Jay Lander, President of the company, who was familiar with the song, contacted Barry. The album entitled, Celebrate America was released on July 4,2002 and features Barry singing the song Celebrate America, produced by Barry Mann and Stephan Oberhoff. Other featured artists include Willie Nelson and SheDaisy.
Listen to Celebrate America (MP3, 7MB)

11/03/02

Mann and Weil were honored at the Taxi songwriter convention. They spoke before and audience of 1700 people and were presented with The Inspiration Award.

6/29/01

The soundtrack of Steven Speilberg's A.I. includes two versions of the song For Always, written by Cynthia and Famed composer John Williams. Based on John's theme for A.I. it is performed by Lara Fabian and as a duet with Lara and Josh Groban.

2000

In 2000 You've Lost That Loving' Feeling was named the most performed song of the twentieth century and the most performed song in the BMI catalogue. It has garnered more than ten million performances to date, the first BMI song ever to achieve that milestone. If played back to back for 24 hours a day, this would equal 56 years of continuous airplay.