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Carole King musical 'Beautiful' to open on Broadway in spring 2014

March 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" is scheduled to begin performances on Broadway in spring 2014, producers announced.

Featuring beloved songs penned by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, the show will have a book by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath and will play a fall 2013 pre-Broadway engagement to be announced shortly.

"What's so great about this for me is that musicals were a major influence on my songwriting," King said in a statement Friday. "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."

Casting and other news from "Beautiful" will be announced shortly, producers said in a news release.

Topics: Carole King
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