Chilina Kennedy: Actress, singer, songwriter (2016)

Chilina Kennedy interview, stratford, beautiful: the carole King story, what's in a bottle

It was just announced that Chilina Kennedy will return to Broadway, January 3, 2019, to once again star in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” I spoke to Kennedy in 2016.

We talk about the impact Kennedy’s previous Broadway roles had on her creative process for playing Carole King in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

Kennedy has a young son and we discuss the challenges of being a parent on Broadway.

Kennedy is also an accomplished singer and songwriter, her most recent CD “What You Find in a Bottle” is an evocative compilation of intimate songs she wrote during, and after,
the break-up of a relationship.

We discuss how Kennedy found the strength to write about these deeply personal moments in her life and the musicians Kennedy chose to work with, some of whom she met while performing at the Stratford Festival, including the Festival’s former Director of Music Rick Fox and percussionist Graham Hargrove.

Show Notes

Chilina Kennedy’s web site.
Chilina Kennedy on Instagram
Chilina Kennedy on Twitter.
Tickets, videos and more at the official “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” website.

Chilina’s CD on Amazon.
Reviews of Chilina’s appearance in “West Side Story” that Toronto Star theatre critic Richard Ouzounian selected as his favorite musical during his 15 year career as theatre critic.

Chilina Kennedy CD Giveawat