Before she was Carole King, singer-songwriter, she was Carol Klein from Brooklyn, a 16-year-old sharp enough to have skipped two grades whose divorcee mother dreamed she’d become a teacher (“Girls don’t write music, they teach it”).
However, there is a bit more depth to this musical than just the songs, as King’s story is that of a young and ambitious teenage girl, who never set out to be a singer and who was as surprised as everyone else by her own success.
Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce that Bronté Barbé will play ‘Carole King’ in the forthcoming 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 songwriting partner ‘Gerry Goffin’, Amy …
I’ve been out and about over the pre- and post-Christmas week, including trips to Brighton, Manchester and Leeds, with lots of catching up to do in London, too.
Clarke Peters doesn’t appear in the official Darren Bell rehearsal photo set for How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which might explain why he fluffed so many times, lost his place in the script and kept laughing at the other actors’ gags – maybe he hadn’t heard them before?
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