The London production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical celebrated its second West End birthday with a gala performance at the Aldwych Theatre.
VIP guests at the celebrations (9 February 2017) included Ali Bastian, David Bradley, Lady Colin Campbell, Tony Christie, Antony Costa, Fleur East, Stacy Francis, Ainsley Harriott, Tina Hobley, Terry Jones, Pasha Kovalev, Larry Lamb, Jason Manford, Chris Moyles, Heidi Range, Rachel Riley, Sinita, Frank Skinner, Samantha Spiro, Chris Stark, Linzi Stoppard, Imogen Thomas and Jessie Wallace.
The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning musical opened in February 2015 with Carole King joining the curtain call to sing an emotional rendition of You’ve Got A Friend.
Beautiful received its world premiere on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre where it recently celebrated its third birthday.
The West End cast is led by Cassidy Janson (Carole King), Alan Morrissey (Gerry Goffin), Lorna Want (Cynthia Weil), Ian McIntosh (Barry Mann), Gary Trainor (Don Kirshner) and Diane Keen (Genie Klein).