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Don't miss your chance to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - now closing on October 27!
Since debuting in 2014, Beautiful has grown in stature to become one of Broadway's best loved jukebox musicals. It tells the story of Carole King, following her rise to fame as one of pop music's greatest ever songwriters, and the turbulence in her personal life that threatened to derail all her success. While it packs in all the hits, from 'You've Got a Friend' to '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', it never loses sight of the the emotional heart of its story, crafting a blockbuster musical with poignant moments and truly rounded characters.
During its time on the Great White Way, Beautiful has won two Tonys, three Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy for its cast recording. Endorsed by Carole King herself, this show takes you way beyond the music!
Broadway debut alert! Singer-Songwriter Vanessa Carlton will step into the role of Carole King this summer from July 27 - September 1!
Before she became an icon, Carole King was just another songwriter, traveling to New York in the hopes of selling her songs to a big music publisher. Her prodigious talent was easy to spot though, and soon she's penning numbers for the likes of The Shirelles and The Righteous Brothers, alongside her co-writer and husband Gerry Goffin. The course of love never did run smooth though, and soon cracks emerge in Carole and Gerry's relationship. As her marriage begins to crumble, Carole must stay strong to herself to achieve her dreams, and become the legend that we know today.
Carole King had her first number one when she was just 17! 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', co-written by King and Goffin, reached the top of the Billboard chart in January 1961, in a version sung by The Shirelles.
Previews from: 21 November 2013
Opening night: 12 January 2014
Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards. Children under the age of four years are not permitted into the theatre.
Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute interval
Vanessa Carlton as Carole King (Until September 1)
Sarah Bockel as Carole King (from September 5)
Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin
Core Jeacoma as Gerry Goffin (from September 5)
Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil
Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann
Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner
Liz Larsen as Genie Klein
Ensemble: Josh A. Dawson, Sidney Dupont, Gabrielle Elisabeth, Alex Hairston, Stephanie Martignetti, Jay Mckenzie, Elena Ricoardo, Nathan Scherich, Housso Semon, Michael Stiggers, Yasmeen Sulieman, Salisha Thomas and Ryan Vona
Swing: Tynia Brandon, Chris Peluso, Sara Sheperd, Daniel Torres and Melvin Tunstall
Book by Douglas McGrath
Directed by Mark Bruni
Produced by Paul Blake
Choreography 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
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Jessie Mueller
Best Sound Design of a Musical
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.
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 surprRead full review
12 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
From the moment the show starts and until the end, you are amazed by it.... more
Loved it!! I was here visiting from Los Angeles. I have always loved Carole... more
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