SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL!
TO RETURN TO CHICAGO
BY POPULAR DEMAND
DECEMBER 5 – 31, 2017
“As Beautiful As Anything Can Be.”
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are thrilled to announce the First National Tour of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will return to Chicago by popular demand December 5 – 31, 2017.
REVIEW: Here at ChiIL Live Shows we caught opening night of the first Chicago run and we were beyond impressed. We adored this musical. Carole King's story is poignant and powerful stuff, perfect for immortalization in the contemporary Broadway canon. Although we grew up with Carole King's inimitable vocals and song writing, and thought the subject was familiar, it was amazing how much of her life story we had never heard. Also, we had no idea how far her reach and influence truly extended. It was quite a surprise to hear just how many iconic songs she wrote for others! Beautiful—The Carole King Musical is highly recommended and a must see with multigenerational appeal.
With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil.
The creative team of Beautiful also includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland (Music Supervision) and John Miller (Music Coordination).
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. 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. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of 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, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014, where it continues its record-breaking run. The production won two 2014 Tony Awards® as well as the 2014 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album. A London production opened February 25, 2015 at London’s Aldwych Theater, where it continues its run, and has won two Olivier Awards.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical North American Tour will be produced by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, and Jeremiah J. Harris.
Group tickets for 10 or more for Beautiful—The Carole King Musical are available now by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets for Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.