The smash-hit Broadway show BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical is now playing at London’s Aldwych Theatre.
BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of music legend Carole King, from a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah through to her remarkable rise to stardom.
The show charts her beginnings as 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 made more than BEAUTIFUL music, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
The show features an extraordinary range of her classic songs including It Might As Well Rain until September, Happy Days Are Here Again, Some Kind of Wonderful, Take Good Care of My Baby, Locomotion, Up on the Roof, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Beautiful, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Be-Bop-A-Lula, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, Oh Carol, 1650 Broadway Medley, Who Put the Bomp, He’s Sure the Boy I Love, On Broadway, One Fine Day, Chains, Walking in the Rain, Pleasant Valley Sunday, We Gotta Get out of This Place, Uptown, It’s Too Late and I Feel the Earth Move.
Beautiful The Carole King Musical will run until 5 August 2017 at the Aldwych Theatre.
The cast is led by Cassidy Janson (Carole King), Matthew Seadon-Young (Gerry Goffin), Lorna Want (Cynthia Weil), Ian McIntosh (Barry Mann), Joseph Prouse (Don Kirshner) and Barbara Drennan (Genie Klein).
The cast also includes Gavin Alex, Georgie Ashford, Koko Basigara, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Ashford Campbell, Treyc Cohen, Natasha Cottriall, Michael Duke, Matthew Gonsalves, Jammy Kasongo, Leigh Lothian and Earl R. Perkins.
She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.
But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
★★★★ “The amazing story…with hit songs told through laughter and tears. I enjoyed every minute!” BBC Radio 2
★★★★ Daily Mail
Theatre InformationAldwych Theatre
Address: 49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF
Nearest Underground: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 68, 98
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