"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is Broadway Bound - Fall Tryout Run in San Francisco
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is scheduled to open in spring 2014, with a pre-Broadway run at the end of this year, the producers announced on Friday, March 15, 2013. The show will have a book by Douglas McGrath, whose screenplay for "Bullets Over Broadway," written with Woody Allen, was nominated for an Oscar in 1995. Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing are the producers.
Update - May 2, 2013
Prior to its planned Broadway arrival in spring 2014, "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" has locked in a San Francisco tryout run for the fall.
The show, directed by Marc Bruni, will play the SHN Curran Theatre from Sept. 24 through Oct. 20, 2013.
The musical score will include songs by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, as well as by their contemporaries, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Casting has not yet been announced.
"What’s so great about this for me," Carole said in a statement, "is that musicals were a major influence on my songwriting. In fact, when Gerry and I first met, we made a bargain that I would write music for the Broadway show he wanted to write if he wrote lyrics for my rock ‘n’ roll songs. The songs took off, and the show idea never came to fruition. Now that our songs have merged with a Broadway show, we’ve come full circle."
Press about "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is available below: