Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian debut in 2017

It was announced this morning that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian debut at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in September 2017.

It was also confirmed that the Sydney Lyric Theatre will undergo a transformational refurbishment that will be completed for the opening of Beautiful.

Australian Producer, Michael Cassel said: “This show is simply ‘some kind of wonderful’. I am very excited to bring this sensational show to Australian shores – Carole King might be a native New Yorker but her music is loved the world over and her story is universal. Carole King wrote the soundtrack to a generation and I can’t wait for Australian audiences to experience this smash-hit production in Sydney.”

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of King’s early career, featuring songs she wrote, both on her own and with Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Phil Spector. Hits in the show include ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘One Fine Day’, ‘The Locomotion’, ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ and more.

Beautiful debuted on Broadway in 2014, where it won two Tony Awards. It’s still running on Broadway and another company is touring the US with the show. It’s also playing on London’s West End, where it opened in 2015 and won two Olivier Awards.

Casting for the Australian production will commence later this year.

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Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

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