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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Synopsis

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is now playing at London's Aldwych Theatre.

'The audience loves Beautiful' (Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail) and critics agree! Called 'Slick and beautifully played' (The Times), the 'amazing story of the songwriting talents of Carole King told through laughter and tears' (Tony Blackburn, BBC Radio 2), critics are celebrating this ' Tapestry of greatest hits' (The Guardian).

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she reached her twenties she had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll from Aretha Franklin to the Monkees, the Drifters, to the Shirelles. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and Locomotion.
 
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Theatre: Aldwych

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Production Type: Musical

Running Time: 2 Hours 25 Mins

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Reviews

"A REAL MUST-SEE SHOW"
BBC RADIO 2

"MAGICAL. SENDS SHIVERS DOWN THE SPINE"
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

"A TAPESTRY OF GREATEST HITS"
THE GUARDIAN

"THIS AMAZING STORY TOLD THROUGH LAUGHTER AND TEARS WITH HIT SONG AFTER HIT SONG. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE"
TONY BLACKBURN, BBC RADIO 2

"SLICK, BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED, AND FULL OF HITS"
THE TIMES

"KATIE BRAYBEN AS CAROLE KING IS THE REAL DEAL"
BAZ BAMIGBOYE, DAILY MAIL

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical News

FINAL LONDON PERFORMANCES FOR BEAUTIFUL (25 MAY 2017)

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017.

A UK tour will open in Bradford on 9 September and continues in Plymouth, Southampton, Norwich, Southend, Nottingham, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Hull, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Woking, Sunderland, Bristol, Leeds, Stoke on Trent, Liverpool and Oxford, with all venues currently on sale.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical received its Broadway premiere in January 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses. The London premiere was in February 2015 and a US tour began later that year. An Australian production will open in Sydney in September this year.

During its two and a half year run in the West End, the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning show had two visits from Carole King, when on both occasions she surprised the cast and audience at the curtain call. Both times she was greeted with a standing ovation at the Aldwych Theatre as she took to the stage to sing her classic hit You've Got A Friend. Joining King for London's opening night were fellow composers Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, whose story is also told as part of the show.

The current West End cast comprises Cassidy Janson in the title role, Matthew Seadon-Young as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Stephanie McKeon as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann, Joseph Prouse as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner and Barbara Drennan as King's mother Genie Klein.



BEAUTIFUL EXTENDS BOOKING TO 2017 (3 MARCH 2016)

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical has celebrated its first birthday in the West End by announcing a booking extension to 18 February 2017. The month of February also saw Carole King turn 74 years of age, and it was the 45th anniversary of the release of the Grammy-award winning 1971 album Tapestry.

Directed by Marc Bruni, the cast currently includes Cassidy Janson (Carole King), Alan Morrissey (Gerry Goffin), Ian McIntosh (Barry Mann), Lorna Want (Cynthia Weil), Diane Keen (Genie Klein) and Gary Trainor (Don Kirshner).

Beautiful, which was nominated for 7 Olivier Awards, continues at the Aldwych Theatre.



CASSIDY JANSON AND DIANE KEEN LEAD NEW BEAUTIFUL CAST (8 DECEMBER 2015)

Cassidy Janson is now playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Also joining the cast is Diane Keen as Genie Klein, King's mother. Alan Morrissey continues as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, as well as Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner.

Cassidy Janson was last seen in the West End playing Ruth in Dessa Rose at the Trafalgar Studios. She has also been seen in Candide and Tick Tick Boom for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Blood Wedding at the Courtyard Theatre, Rooms: A Rock Romance at the Finborough, Lend Me a Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre playing the principle role of Maggie, Company at the Southwark Playhouse and played Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q at the Wyndhams Theatre. She was also a member of the original London cast of Wicked and played standby Elphaba. On film her credits include The Hike, Tail's End, Day Trip to London, Full Circle and Coma. She has recently guested with The Jive Aces, performing at Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott's, and her television appearances include Casualty.

Diane Keen starred in the late 70s BBC sitcoms Rings On Their Fingers and You Must be the Husband. She played the leading role in Foxy Lady and starred opposite David Roper and Lewis Collins in The Cuckoo Waltz, both for Granada. She played Practice Manager Julia Parsons in the BBC daytime soap Doctors from 2003-2012. Her additional television credits include Sandbaggers, September Song, Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Brookside as well as guest appearances in The Professionals, Taggart, Minder, A Touch of Frost, and most recently New Tricks. Her film credits include Sweeney!, Thirteen at Dinner, Silverdream Racer, Judas and Jesus and Nowhere in Africa. As well as a season for the Bristol Old Vic, her theatre credits include tours of Same Time Next Year, Ladybird ,The Vagina Monologues, Small Hand and You're Never Too Old.

The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is now taking bookings at the Aldwych Theatre to 29 October 2016.



FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CAROLE KING MUSICAL (20 OCTOBER 2014)

Joining Katie Brayben in the title role of Beautiful, based on the early life and career of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, is Ian McIntosh (The Commitments, Rock Of Ages) as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner.

Vivien Carter, Ed Currie, Oliver Lidert, Fela Lufadeju, Tanya Nicole-Edwards, Terel Nugent , Jay Perry, Tanisha Spring, Lucy St. Louis, Danielle Steers, Dylan Turner and Joanna Woodwood will play iconic musical performers and band members of the era. Ensemble members are Andy Coxon, Jason Denton, Michael Anthony Duke, Joel Harper-Jackson, Rosie Heath, Aisha Jawando, Hannah Jay-Allan and Leigh Lothian.

Beautiful ' The Carole King Musical is the untold story of her journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation. With a cast of 26 and an orchestra of 12, the show features the Carole King classics So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Take Good Care of my Baby, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Up on the Roof, Locomotion, One Fine Day, You've Got a Friend, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and I Feel the Earth Move, along with hits like You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, On Broadway and Uptown from songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

London previews begin at the Aldwych Theatre on 10 February 2015 with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015.




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