Some kind of wonderful news from L.A.! The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical took home the trophy for Best Musical Theater Album. The tuner beat out the albums of Aladdin, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story during the Premiere Ceremony.The Beautiful win is shared by the Tony-winning leading lady Jessie Mueller and producers Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein.Additional artists of note to the theater community who took home gold gramophones include Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who won for both Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Disney megahit Frozen and for the Best Song Written for Visual Media for the film’s anthem “Let It Go.” Additionally, the late Joan Rivers—a Tony nominee and ally to the Broadway community—received the Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for Diary of a Mad Diva.Check out our exclusive video of Mueller recording the album that won her a Grammy! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 View Comments
More than 70 companies and institutions, including some of the leading offshore wind developers and equipment manufacturers, have called for the development of 3GW of floating offshore wind in the French Mediterranean by 2030.According to a joint statement, the French Mediterranean is ready to host the first commercial offshore floating wind tender in 2019.The 3GW objective will be included in the regional development plans of the South-Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée regions (SRADDET), the statement said.The French Mediterranean is deemed to have ideal conditions for floating wind, with strong and steady winds, virtually no tides and moderate swells, and a suitable seabed, the statement said.France has so far approved four floating wind pilot projects with a combined capacity of just under 100MW. Three of those pilot projects are located in the Mediterranean, with the commissioning expected throughout 2020 and 2021. The country’s current energy program calls for the approval of up to 2GW of floating wind and tidal projects in addition to the 100MW that will be in service by 2023.The call for 3GW of floating wind by 2030 has gathered 74 signatories including Equinor, the owner and operator of the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, GE Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa, Senvion, wpd, Engie, EDP Renewables, EDF Energies Nouvelles, etc.