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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical extends to July 2017
The award-winning musical is now booking to 22 July 2017.
The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful the Carole King Musical has extended its booking at the West End's Aldwych Theatre to 22 July 2017. The London production initially opened in February 2015 and celebrated its first year in the West End, as well as the 45th anniversary of King's album 'Tapestry' earlier this year.
The current West End cast is led by Cassidy Janson in the title role alongside Alan Morrissey as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin. Lorna Want continues in her Olivier Award-winning role as song-writer Cynthia Weil alongside Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann, Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner and Diane Keen as Genie Klein, King’s mother.
The ensemble currently features Gavin Alex, Hannah Jay-Allan, Vivien Carter, Dom Hartley-Harris, Leo Ihenacho, Jammy Kasongo, Matt Nalton, David O’Mahony, Earl R. Perkins, Jay Perry, Sharon Rose, Tanisha L. Spring, Danielle Steers,Joanna Woodward, Chanice Alexander-Burnett, Koko Basigara, Ashford Campbell, Matthew Colthart, Rosie Heath 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.
It is based on the early life and career of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King and features a book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and direction by Marc Bruni. Choreography is by Josh Prince with set designs by Derek McLane, costume designs by Alejo Vietti, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations and Music Arrangements are by Steve Sidwell.
The musical originally opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January 2014, where it was nominated for the Tony Award for Best New Musical. The production continues to run in New York as well as a US National Tour.
Featuring a cast of 26 performers, the show features a host of Carole King classics including "So Far Away", "It Might As Well Rain Until September", "Take Good Care of my Baby", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "I Feel the Earth Move".
Beautiful Tickets for the new booking period are now on sale.