FEEL THE EARTH MOVE ACROSS AUSTRALIA!
MELBOURNE, BRISBANE & ADELAIDE DATES JUST ANNOUNCED

“ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL” – Channel Seven

Following its joyous Australian premiere in Sydney last month, the producers are delighted to confirm Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will travel to Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide in 2018.

The uplifting Broadway musical will begin performances at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre on 16th February, and play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC from July 2018 and Adelaide’s Festival Theatre from December 2018.

Tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale to the general public at 9am this Monday 30 October, and in early 2018 for Brisbane and Adelaide. Visit beautifulmusical.com.au to book tickets or sign up to the mailing list.

Producers Michael Cassel, Paul Blake and Mike Bosner said; “We’re thrilled Australian audiences have embraced this show so warmly, and can’t wait to share the inspirational production – and our incredible all-Australian cast – with even more theatregoers across the country.”

Beautiful The Carole King Musical

Beautiful
The Carole King Musical

The “ABSOLUTELY PERFECT” (Broadway World) Esther Hannaford leads a talented cast of 24 performers as ‘Carole King’.

Joining the company in Melbourne, fresh from playing ‘Miss Honey’ on the Australian and New Zealand tour of Matilda, is acclaimed actress Lucy Maunder as ‘Cynthia Weil’. The cast also includes Josh Piterman as ‘Gerry Goffin’, Mat Verevis as ‘Barry Mann’, stage veterans Mike McLeish as ‘Don Kirshner’ and Anne Wood as King’s mother ‘Genie Klein’.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is currently playing at Sydney Lyric Theatre until Sunday 28 January 2018.

The heart-warming production has received a cavalcade of glowing reviews since the official Australian premiere on 23 September. Audiences have fallen in love with the inspirational true story of the most successful female songwriter of the 20 th century.

“A RESOUNDING HIT” – Daily Review
“A WINNING PERFORMANCE BY ESTHER HANNAFORD” – Sydney Morning Herald
“DELICATELY CALIBRATED AND GLORIOUSLY SUNG” – The Australian
“MORE THAN ENTERTAINING: IT’S GENUINELY MOVING” – The Guardian
“INCREDIBLE, INSPIRING” – Channel Nine
“A FIVE STAR TRIUMPH” – Channel Seven
“DIVINE” -Daily Telegraph

Joseph Naim, Barry Conrad, Nana Matapule, Marcus Corowa as The Drifters in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Photo Joan Marcus.

The musical celebrates Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, including her troubled relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin and their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. She sold her first hit, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, at just 17. By the time she was 20 she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including The Drifters, The Shirelles and Aretha Franklin. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her own voice and stepped into the spotlight.

The feel-good song list is jam-packed with timeless hits, including ‘You’ve Got a Friend’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘It’s Too Late’, ‘Locomotion’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, along with chartbusting Mann/Weil tunes such as ou’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling’, ‘On Broadway’ and ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’.

The Shirelles in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Photo Joan Marcus

The musical was written by the Tony®, BAFTA® and Academy® Award-nominated Douglas McGrath, directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince.

It made its world premiere on Broadway in January 2014 and opened in London in February 2015, amassing two Tony® Awards, two Olivier® Awards and a Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Along with a continuing Broadway season it is now on tour across the UK and US.

The Australian cast includes Jason Arrow, Stefanie Caccamo, Doron Chester, Barry Conrad, Andrew Cook, Marcus Corowa, Julia Dray, Akina Edmonds, Nana Matapule, Cameron MacDonald, Lorinda Merrypor, Joseph Naim, Ruva Ngwenya, Naomi Price, Rebecca Selley, Sean Sinclair, Angelina Thomson and Chloé Zuel.

In celebration of the Australian premiere of Beautiful, Sony Music Entertainment Australia has released a brand new tribute record, BEAUTIFUL – A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING. It features adaptations of Carole King’s classic songs sung by some of Australia’s favourite performers, including Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, Human Nature, Samantha Jade, Dami Im and the musical’s own Esther Hannaford singing title track ‘Beautiful’.

TICKETING INFORMATION

SYDNEY
Now playing until Sunday 28 January 2018
Sydney Lyric Theatre
Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW
Book at Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au
Groups 16+ call 1300 889 278 or groups@ticketmaster.com.au
Tickets $60 – $195* (*Transaction fees apply)

MELBOURNE
From Friday 16 February 2018
Her Majesty’s Theatre
219 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC
ON SALE MONDAY 30 OCTOBER AT 9AM
Book at Ticketek 1300 795 012 www.ticketek.com.au
Tickets $60 – $195* (*Transaction fees apply)

BRISBANE
From July 2018
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Corner of Grey St & Melbourne St, South Bank QLD
TICKETS ON SALE EARLY 2018

ADELAIDE
From December 2018
Adelaide Festival Theatre
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, Adelaide SA
TICKETS ON SALE EARLY 2018

For more information visit beautifulmusical.com.au
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