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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

Closed May 12, 2019

A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star

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Why See Beautiful: The Carole King Musical?

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Feel Beautiful!

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel-good Broadway hit of 2014, scoring two Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as "A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star", Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is an inspiring story about the rocky road to superstardom!

Featuring songs from her back catalogue, as a solo artist and co-writer, Beautiful revisits "Uptown," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" and "You've Got a Friend" amongst many more, with touching grace, proving it's much more than just another jukebox musical.

The road to stardom...

Before rising to one of the 20th Century's best-selling stars, plain Carol Klein was a talented teenager, living in Brooklyn and making music. But it's her co-writing, with husband Gerry Goffin that gets her noticed. Breaking through into the music business as a songwriter for some of the day's biggest artists, she discovers there is more to juggle whilst following her dreams. All is not what it seems with her fairy-tale life. It's only when we fall, that we learn to fly.

Lose yourself in the Tony winning Beautiful on its national tour, and see the journey that led to finding her true voice.

DID YOU KNOW?

'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', penned with Goffin, was Carol's first Number One hit, when she was just 17!

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Dates

Opening night: 7 May 2019

Audience

Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards.

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Sara Sheperd as Carole King
James D. Gish as Gerry Goffin
Sara King as Cynthia Weil
Ryan Farnsworth as Barry Mann
Matt Loehr as Don Kirshner
Rachel Coloff as Genie Klein 

ENSEMBLE
Edwin Bates, Kaitlyn Nicole Davis, Rosharra Francis, Jamary Alexandra Gil, Kevin Hack, Danielle Herbert, Torrey Linder, Jaques Linder-Long, Nick Moulton, Julian Malone, Nurney, Teshomech Olenja, Monet Sabel, Paul Scanlan, Sarah Sigman, Ben Toomer and Melvin Tunstall III.

Creative

Book by Douglas McGrath
Directed by  Mark Bruni
Produced by Paul Blake
Choreographed by Josh Prince
Musical Direction by Jason Howland
Set Design by Derek McLane
Costume Design by Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design by Brian Ronan
Wig and Hair Design by Charles G. LaPointe
Orchestrations and Music Arrangements by Steve Sidwell
Music Co-ordination by John Miller

Awards

2014 Tony awards

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Jessie Mueller

Best Sound Design of a Musical



2014 DRAMA DESK AWARDS

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Anika Larsen

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Brian Ronan

What we thought

Flawless INSPIRING remarkable

What a remarkable, NATURAL WOMAN! Totally inspiring.

In 2018, we are not surprised by the teenyboppers moving through the music industry at a rapid rate producing hit songs, and then disappearing from the limelight almost as quickly as they shot to fame. However, in the late 1950s, it was certainly a surpr

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