Casting Announced for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical UK Tour

Bronté Barbé will play ‘Carole King’ the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical when it arrives in Glasgow as part of a major UK and Ireland tour.

Bronté will be joined by Kane Oliver Parry as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Amy Ellen Richardson as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Matthew Gonsalves as song-writer Barry Mann, Carol Royle as King’s mother Genie Klein and Adam Howden as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner. At certain performances, Carole King will be played by Leigh LothianBeautiful – The Carole King Musical opens at the Bradford Alhambra on Saturday 9 September 2017 and arrives at the King’s Theatre on Tuesday 13 February for five nights.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical received its Broadway premiere in January 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses and throughout 2015/2016 it toured the US. The London production will ended its triumphant two and a half year run at the Aldwych on 5 August. The Tokyo production opened this July and the Australian production will open in September.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is based on the early life and career of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King. It has a book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

The production 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 wrote the soundtrack to a generation, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof and The Locomotion. The show also includes the Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann hit songs You’ve Lost that Lovin Feeling, On Broadway and We Gotta Get out of This Place.

The cast is completed by Merryl Ansah, Lauren Byrne, Matt Campbell, Khalid Daley, Jessica Joslin, Esme Laudat, Emma Lucia, Grant McConvey, Jacob McIntosh, Paige Miller, Matt Mills, Simeon Montague, Ben Morris, David O’Mahony and Saran Webb.

Beautiful – the Carole King musical
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Tues 13-Sat 17 February 2018
Tues-Sat, 7.30pm
Wed, Thurs and Sat matinees, 2.30pm
Box office: 0844 871 7648

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical - UK and Ireland Tour 2017/18