As part of its North American tour, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical” will make its Easton return at State Theatre Center for the Arts for one night only Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
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 20s, 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” features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel the Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song.
The North American tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical welcomes Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the company.
Since the tour’s launch in 2015, “Beautiful” has played 1,586 performances in 160 cities over 204 weeks to nearly 2.7 million patrons.
Sony Pictures has announced that the film adaptation of ”Beautiful” will be produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Paul Blake.
To purchase tickets for the one-night only show, visit www.statetheatre.org, call 610-252-3132 or visit the box-office at 453 Northampton St., Easton. Tickets start at $59.