Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to make its first visit to city
THE hit production, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will perform for one week only at the Liverpool Empire Theatre from May 1 – 5 2018.
The producers of the show said: “We are truly thrilled that Beautiful will be touring the UK next year. The response from audiences in London was amazing. We know that the rest of the country will take this great show with the most wonderful songs to its heart.”
Bronté Barbé will play Carole King in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.
Bronté will be joined by Kane Oliver Parry as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Amy Ellen Richardson as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Matthew Gonsalves as songwriter Barry Mann, Carol Royle as King’s mother Genie Klein and Adam Howden as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner. At certain performances, Carole King will be played by Leigh Lothian.
Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the 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. The show also includes the Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann hit songs: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, On Broadway and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is based on the early life and career of legendary singer/ songwriter Carole King. It has a book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.