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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.
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.
'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', penned with Goffin, was Carol's first Number One hit, when she was just 17!
Performance date: 18 January 2022
Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards.
Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.
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
Isaiah Bailey, Edwin Bates, Kaitlyn Nicole Davis, Rosharra Francis, Jamary Alexandra Gil, Kevin Hack, Danielle Herbert, Torrey Linder, Nick Moulton, Nurney, Teshomech Olenja, Monet Sabel, Paul Scanlan, Sarah Sigman and Ben Toomer.
Book by - Douglas McGrath
Director - Mark Bruni
Producer - Paul Blake
Choreographer - Josh Prince
Musical Direction -Jason Howland
Set Design - Derek McLane
Costume Design - Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design - Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design - Brian Ronan
Wig and Hair Design - Charles G. LaPointe
Orchestrations and Music Arrangements - Steve Sidwell
Music Co-ordination - John Miller
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
flawless INSPIRING Remarkable
What a remarkable, NATURAL WOMAN! Totally inspiring.
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