Sydney will again shine as the home of first-run musicals, with the NSW Government securing the Australian premiere of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical exclusively for Sydney at the Lyric Theatre in September 2017.
The show on Broadway won two Tony Awards, as well as the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
“Many people don’t realise the extent of Carole King’s legendary catalogue of hits. They are songs we know and love and they’re part of this blockbuster production which tells her inspiring story from school girl to superstar,” said NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres.
Australian Producer Michael Cassel said Beautiful: The Carole King Musical traces the singer-songwriter’s life from ordinary girl with extraordinary talent to chart-topping music legend.
“The show celebrates the remarkable journey of Carole King — the success that she enjoyed with song-writing partner and husband Gerry Goffin and their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
“Packed full of Carole King classics such as ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman’, ‘Locomotion’ and many more, Beautiful is guaranteed to have audiences feel the earth move under their feet!” Mr Cassel said.
Visit www.beautifulmusical.com.au for more information.