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

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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 …

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

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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

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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.

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NEWS: Cassidy Janson and Diane Keen lead new Beautiful cast

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Cassidy Janson will join the West End production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to play the title role from 30 November 2015. Also joining the cast will be Diane Keen as Genie Klein, King’s mother. Alan Morrissey will continue as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin as well as Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner.

Please please please, Camilla Long: Stop going to theatre

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In my #PressPass round-up today of The Elephant Man, one recent clipping that I did not include is the one that got me, and others, so riled up about yesterday on Twitter. It’s a Sunday Times column by Camilla Long – published yesterday in, of all places, the newspaper’s Style supplement – that offended me on so many levels that […]

Press pass: Everything you need to know about Carole King’s Beautiful

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Two-time Tony Award-winning bio-musical Beautiful, based on the early life and career of singer-songwriter Carole King, received its West End premiere at the Aldwych Theatre last night. What did the critics and other press say about the show, leading lady Katie Brayben and King’s own emotional curtain call? All here – plus my own thoughts… […]

The best of the best of #theatre2015 preview highlights

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We’ve looked back ad nauseum over the past fortnight at the best of #theatre2014; now it’s time to look forward. And there’s SO much to look forward to theatrically. To help you keep track of all the new year picks and predictions, here’s a handy 2015 recommendations round-up. Having perused them all, let me summarise […]