View Post

NEWS: Cast announced for first UK tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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 …

View Post

NEWS: Carole King musical Beautiful closes in West End on 5 August

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases, Sticky by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

The West End production of BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017. The UK tour of BEAUTIFUL will open in Bradford on 9 September 2017 and continues in Plymouth, Southampton, Norwich, Southend, Nottingham, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Hull, Edinburgh, …

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

This review wasn’t going to be written. Why? Well as this was a revisit to a show which I’d previously seen earlier in its run, I thought I’d just sit back and enjoy. However it soon struck me that I was witnessing some really career defining performances. Having been extremely successful on Broadway, Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole 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. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

This review wasn’t going to be written. Why? Well as this was a revisit to a show which I’d previously seen earlier in its run, I thought I’d just sit back and enjoy. However it soon struck me that I was witnessing some really career defining performances. Having been extremely successful on Broadway, Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole 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. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.