BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
HER NAME IS CAROLE KING. HER STORY IS BEAUTIFUL.
Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees.
But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.
BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history
and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
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- Carole King CASSIDY JANSON
Theatre credits include: Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Candide, Tick Tick Boom (Menier Chocolate Factory), Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre), Rooms: A Rock Romance (Finborough Theatre), Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud Theatre), Company (Southwark Playhouse), Avenue Q (Wyndhams Theatre), Wicked (original London cast, Apollo Victoria Theatre).
Television credits include: Casualty (BBC).
Film credits include: The Hike, Tail’s End, Day Trip to London, Full Circle, Coma.
Other credits include: Appears regularly with The Jive Aces (at Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott’s) and recently recorded two solo tracks on their new album “Diggin’ the Roots”.
- Gerry Goffin ALAN MORISSEY
Theatre credits include: I Can’t Sing (Palladium), Salad Days (Bristol Old Vic), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe/European Tour), 65 Miles (Paines Plough), Once Upon a Time in Wigan (Hull Truck), 66 Books (Bush Theatre), Solstice, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like it (all Royal Shakespeare Company), The Stepmother & Man Who Pays the Piper (Orange Tree Theatre), The Horse Marines (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Boiling Frogs (Southwark Playhouse), The Seagull Project (Hampstead Theatre), James and the Giant Peach (Bolton Octagon), Much Ado (Salisbury Playhouse).
Television credits include: Endeavour (Mammoth Screen),Holby City, Land Girls, Doctors (all BBC).
Film credits include: League of Gentleman: Apocalypse (League Films), Charity(Red Ant/Exposure), Northern Soul (Stubborn Heart), Nightingale and the Rose (Stink), Jacob (Magic Lantern).
Other credits include: Brief Lives, Time and Tide, and Harry & the Angels (All BBC Radio 4) Tell Your Family Secrets (BBC Radio 5 Live).
- Cynthia Weil LORNA WANT
Lorna trained at the Carlton Television Workshop.
Theatre credits include: her West End debut at the age of 15 in Romeo & Juliet the Musical, (Piccadilly Theatre), Footloose (Novello/UK Tour), Evita (Adelphi), Parade (Donmar), The Fantasticks (Duchess), Dreamboats and Petticoats (Playhouse), Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour), Robin Hood (Cambridge Arts), Anything Goes (Kilworth House), Peter Pan (Manchester Opera House & New Victoria Woking), High School Musical (UK Tour), Sleeping Beauty(Bromley Churchill), Les Miserables (Birmingham Hippodrome).
Television credits include: Casualty, Holby City, Doctors and I Dream (all for the BBC) and Arcadia (ITV).
Workshops include:The Little Prince (Savoy Theatre), Defect (Finborough Theatre), The Piper (Savoy Theatre), Bauhinia (National Theatre Studio).
- Barry Mann IAN McINTOSH
Ian trained at Masters Performing Arts College.
Theatre credits include: The Commitments (The Palace Theatre), Rock of Ages (The Shaftesbury/ Garrick Theatre), Hair (European Arena Tour), High School Musical 2 (UK Tour) Aladdin (Victoria Theatre, Halifax).
Other credits include: Clubbed (Film), The Famous Five Animated Series (Disney Channel Worldwide).
- Genie Klein DIANE KEEN
Theatre credits include: a season at the Bristol Old Vic, Same Time Next Year (UK tour), Ladybird (UK tour), The Vagina Monologues (UK tour), The Small Hand (UK tour), You’re Never Too Old (UK tour).
Television credits include: The Cuckoo Waltz, Rings on Their Fingers, You Must be the Husband, Foxy Lady, The Sandbaggers, Shillingbury Tales, September Song, Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Brookside, Doctors (viewers’ favourite for ten years as Dr Julia Parsons), The Professionals, Taggart, Minder, A Touch of Frost, True Crime, New Tricks, Bruce Meets the Girls, The Two Ronnies, The Morecambe and Wise Show.
Film credits include: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, The Sweeney Movie (awarded Most Promising Newcomer), Thirteen at Dinner, Silver Dream Racer, Sleeps Six, Judas and Jesus, the Oscar winning Nowhere in Africa.
- Don Kirshner GARY TRAINOR
Gary trained at The Italia Conti Academy gaining a first class BA (Hons) Degree.
Theatre credits include: I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), Potted Potter (USA/ Australasian Tour and The Garrick Theatre London), The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham’s Theatre), Prophesy (Old Vic New Voices / Public Theatre, New York), Buddy (The Buddy Holly Story, UK Tour), Frankenstein: The Year Without a Summer (UK Tour), Stones in His Pockets (UK Tour), The Oxford Passion (Creation Theatre), Into The Woods (Landor Theatre), Jago (Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh).
Workshops include: Around The World in Eighty Days for Sean Foley and the musical about the Clancy Brothers; The Parting Glass , for Alan Gilsenan.
- Ensemble GAVIN ALEX
Gavin trained at Tiffany Stage Academy and Performers College, Essex.
Theatre credits include: Of Thee I Sing (Royal Festival Hall), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (original London cast, Savoy Theatre), Wag! The Musical (original London cast, Charing Cross Theatre),Sister Act (UK Tour), Hairspray (original London cast, Shaftesbury Theatre), Footloose (original London cast, Novello Theatre), Fame (Aldwych Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), Mamma Mia (Prince Edward Theatre), Oliver (London Palladium).
Television credits include: BBC Hall of Fame: Barbara Windsor (BBC), Hidden Talents of The Rich and Famous 2 (LWT), Barrymore (LWT), Blue Peter Pantomime (BBC), Royal Variety Show(ITV).
- Ensemble VIVIEN CARTER
Theatre credits include: Medea (National Theatre), Fings Ain’t What They Used to be (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Light Princess (National Theatre), The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre), Radio Times (Watermill Theatre/ UK Tour), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Oklahoma (Kilworth House), Eurobeat (Blue Box Prods), Evita (Adelphi Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Donmar/ ATG), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre). Film credits include: Like Other People Do (SHORT FILM). Workshops include: But First This (Act Productions), The Light Princess (National Theatre) Heaven Help Me (Perfect Pitch), Assisted Suicide (National Theatre).
- Ensemble DOM HARTLEY-HARRIS
Dom trained at the Birmingham School of Acting.
Theatre credits include: Accidental Brummie (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).
Whilst training: Romeo & Juliet, Tartuffe, Days of Significance, The Faith Machine and RENT.
- Ensemble LEO IHENACHO
Leo trained at the BRIT School Of Performing Arts and performed with the multi-platinum selling act, The Streets.
Theatre credits include: Dancing in the Streets (UK Tour).
Television credits include: The Voice UK (2014, BBC).
Other credits include: The Streets albums A Grand Don’t Come For Free and The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living. Headline appearances at V Festival and Reading Festival.
Leo is currently working on a solo album which is due to be released in 2016.
- Ensemble HANNAH JAY-ALLEN
Hannah trained at The Arts Educational School, London.
Theatre credits include: The Dreaming (Union Theatre). Eulalie Mackechnie Shin, April, The Fairy Queen, Catch Me if You Can, Soho Cinders (all at Arts Educational School).
Other credits include: Kerry Ellis in Concert (London Palladium) Olivier Awards 2013 and 2012 (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
- Ensemble MATT NALTON
Matt trained at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in Acting, and the National Youth Music Theatre. He is a BBC Performing Arts Bursary winner.
Theatre credits include: Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre), Say It With Flowers (Sherman Cymru), Black Snow (Moscow Arts Theatre), Matt Lucas & Friends (Vaudeville Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Rose Theatre & Village Underground).
Television credits include: Stella (Sky 1).
- Ensemble JAY PERRY
Theatre credits include: Hairspray (Craig Gordon Theatre), Jack and the Bean Stalk (Thameside Theatre), Save The Last Dance For Me (UK Tour), She Stoops To Conquer (London Contemporary Theatre), Whistle Down The Wind (West End).
TV credits include: I Dream, Smile, Top of the Pops (all BBC).
Film credits include: Seeing Double (19 Management).
- Ensemble EARL R. PERKINS
heatre credits include: Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre), Rent (Duke of York’s), Dancing in the Streets (Playhouse), Ragtime (US Tour), Rent (US Tour), Dancing In The Streets (UK Tour), Thriller Live (UK Tour), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Soho Theatre/St. Paul’s Church), Robinson Crusoe (Birmingham Hippodrome).
Television credits include: Doctor Who (BBC), Chuggington (Disney Junior).
Film credits include: Iberia (in development; writer).
- Ensemble SHARON ROSE
Sharon trained in church choirs, pubs and clubs.
Theatre credits include: Sister Act (Southend Palace Theatre)
Other credits include: Appearances at The Jazz Café (Camden), The Islington Assembly Hall, The Pigalle, Club 10 and Embassy in Knightsbridge. She also recently supported singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius.
- Ensemble TANISHA L. SPRING
Tanisha began dance training at 16, and has continued her training at Identity Drama School.
Credits include: her debut in Thriller Live (West End, UK & European Tour) Hairspray (Bronowski Productions/ Macau), Seussical (Sell A Door theatre Company/ Hong Kong), Baileys Pour Spectacular, Lights EP Kitchen Party (Island Records), Wireless, T in the Park, Top of the Pops, Pineapple Dance Wear
- Ensemble DANIELLE STEERS
Danielle trained at the SLP College, Leeds.
Theatre credits include: We Will Rock You (International Arena Tour), Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre), Respect la Diva (Garrick Theatre), Colas Awards (Harrogate International Centre).
- Ensemble JOANNA WOODWARD
Joanna trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in Acting and Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits includes: Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre), Lost Boy (Finborough Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House Theatre), Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots (Newbury Corn Exchange), Pages: Promised Land (Union Theatre), Medea, The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts (Scoop Amphitheatre).
Workshops include: Lost Boy (Liverpool Everyman), Chaosbaby (National Theatre Studio), Painted Lady: The Princess Cariboo Scandal (Bristol Old Vic).
Other credits include: Lead Singer in The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (Punchdrunk/National Theatre), and, as ‘Coco DuBois’, acclaimed burlesque compere and singer, The Hurly Burly Show (Duchess Theatre).
- Swing CHANICE ALEXANDER-BURNETT
Chanice trained at Buckinghamshire New University and London School of Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Our House (Union Theatre).
Whilst training: American Idiot, Kiss Me Kate, Little Shop of Horrors.
- Swing KOKO BASIGARA
Koko trained at the Urdang Academy.
Theatre credits include: Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre, West End), Hairspray (Gordon Craig Theatre).
Whilst training: Rent, Nine.
Television credits include: The Olivier Awards, The Brit Awards (ITV), Strictly Come Dancing (BBC).
Film credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures).
- Swing ASHFORD CAMPBELL
Theatre credits include: Hairspray (The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), Playlist Productions (Carnival Cruise Lines).
Television credits include: My Parents are Aliens (Yorkshire Television), A&E (Granada Studios), and Ashford was a contestant on The X Factor in 2011 as a member of the band The Risk.
Workshops include: Some Words (Sadler’s Wells Theatre).
Other credits include: Appearances in the X Factor Live Arena Tour and Peter Andre’s Up Close & Personal UK Tour in 2013, both with The Risk.
- Swing MATTHEW COLTHART
Theatre Credits include: Dirty Dancing (UK tour), Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK tour), Fame (Bloomsbury Theatre), Florence and the Machine Teenage Cancer Trust Concert (Royal Albert Hall), Russell Watson Live (Festival Hall).
Other credits include: a singer and vocal arranger for artists including Florence and the Machine, Westlife, Will Young, Leona Lewis, and Barry Manilow.
- SWing ROSIE HEATH
Rosie trained at Masters Performing Arts College.
Theatre credits include: Tonight’s the Night (UK Tour), Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre and International Tour), John Barrowman (Glasgow SECC), Whistle Down the Wind (London), Les Miserables (Palace Theatre).
Television credits include: Cheryl Cole’s Night in (ITV), Children in Need (BBC), Surprise Surprise (ITV).
Other credits include: Whistle Down the Wind Recording (Really Useful Group).
- Swing JAMMY KASONGO
Jammy trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he was recipient of the Sir Laurence Olivier Award.
Theatre credits include: Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse).
- Swing LEIGH LOTHIAN
Leigh trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre credits include: The Flouers O’Edinburgh (Finborough Theatre), Selkie (Southwark Playhouse), The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre), Avenue Q and Kiss Me Kate (Gatehouse Theatre), Chariots Of Fire (Gielgud Theatre), Old Goat Song (Lion and Unicorn Theatre) Beauty and the Beast (Motherwell Theatre), and Anything Goes, Carousel, Sweeney Todd and Parade (all at Mountview).
Workshops include: Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery and The Boy Who Was Woody Allen
- Swing DAVID O'MAHONY
David trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Brunel University.
Theatre credits include: Flames (Waterloo East), The Bodyguard Musical (Adelphi Theatre), Batman Live (US Arena Tour).
Film credits include: 26 Hobb’s Lane, Billy, An Infernal Demand, Close To You, The Calling, Treasures.
Other credits include: Voiceover artist for language tapes and commercials. Touring vocalist with the International Magic Tenors.
- Book DOUGLAS MCGRATH
Douglas McGrath is a filmmaker and playwright. His play Checkers opened the 30th anniversary season at New York’s Vineyard Theatre. He collaborated with Woody Allen on the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway, for which they were nominated for an Academy Award. His first film as writer/director was his adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. He has also written and directed Nicholas Nickleby, which won the Best Ensemble Cast from the National Board of Review; Company Man; Infamous; and His Way. His essays have appeared in the New Yorker, The New Republic, Vanity Fair and The New York Times.
- Words & Music GERRY GOFFIN
Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Gerry Goffin met Carole King at Queens College, and their musical collaboration began almost immediately. They married in 1959, and that same year wrote their first hit song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” (The Shirelles). The duo penned over fifty Top 40 hits including “The Locomotion,” “Natural Woman,” and “Up On The Roof.” In 1987, Goffin and King were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Goffin has left an indelible mark on American music.
- Words & Music CAROLE KING
Pop music would be very different without the contributions of Carole King, who wrote her first #1 hit at age 17 with Gerry Goffin, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” for the Shirelles. The dozens of chart hits Goffin and King wrote during this period became legendary, but it was 1971’s Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle, speaking personally to her contemporaries and providing a spiritual musical backdrop to the decade. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles and 6 Grammys.
- Words & Music BARRY MANN
Barry Mann has written the melodies of some of the most influential pop songs in musical history. In addition to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” most played song of the last century, and the songs heard in Beautiful, he has composed later standards like “Somewhere Out There” (winner of 2 Grammys), “Here You Come Again,” “Sometimes When We Touch,” “Just Once” and “Don’t Know Much.” Together, he and Cynthia Weil have amassed an incredible 112 pop, country and R&B awards from Broadcast Music Inc. for significant radio air play. He has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
- Words & Music CYNTHIA WEIL
Cynthia Weil is known as the lyricist of classic songs such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, most played song of the 20th century. In addition to the songs heard in Beautiful, she has set the words to later standards like “Somewhere Out There,” “Here You Come Again,” “He’s So Shy,” “Just Once,” and “Don’t Know Much” to name just a few. Weil has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, honored with multiple Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards for “Somewhere Out There” as Motion Picture Song of The Year and Song of The Year
- Director MARC BRUNI
The Explorers Club (MTC), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside), Pipe Dream (Encores!), Fanny (Encores!), Ordinary Days (Roundabout), Nerds (NC Theatre), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Paper Mill), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (PTC/Paper Mill), In the Mood (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Such Good Friends (NYMF Directing Award), High Spirits (York), Glimpses of the Moon (Oak Room) and 6 shows for the St. Louis MUNY including The Music Man, Sound of Music (Kevin Kline nominations), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Legally Blonde, My One and Only, Seven Brides. Associate on numerous Broadway shows and tours including Book of Mormon and Anything Goes.
- Choreographer JOSH PRINCE
Broadway/National Tour/West End: Shrek, The Musical (Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Off-Broadway: The Kid, Bunty Berman Presents (The New Group). New York City: Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Fire Island Dance Festival, Career Transitions For Dancers Befit (City Center), Bridge Project (BAM/Old Vic), The Jerry Springer Opera (Carnegie Hall), Camelot (NY Philharmonic/Lincoln Center, PBS), and All Singing All Dancing (Town Hall). London: My Fair Lady, BBC Proms 59 (Dir/Chor Royal Albert Hall), Singin’ In the Rain (Royal Festival Hall). Regional: Kennedy Center Latino Inaugural (w/Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno), Kennedy Center Spring Gala (hosted by Liza Minelli). Josh is the Founder/Artistic Director of The Broadway Dance Lab.
- Scenic Design DEREK MCLANE
Broadway designs include The Heiress, Nice Work, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business, Bengal Tiger, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations (Tony Award), Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women. Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party. He designed the 2013 Academy Awards. Awards: Winner of 1997 and 2004 OBIE Awards, 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortel Awards; 2009 Tony Award, 2011 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Emmy Nomination.
- Costume Designer ALEJO VIETTI
New York: Old Jews Telling Jokes (Off-Broadway); Manhattan Theatre Club; Radio City Rockettes (including upcoming Spring Spectacular); Atlantic Theatre Company; Primary Stages; MCC; The New Group; Rattlestick. Regional: Alley Theatre; Arena Stage; Cincinnati Playhouse; Cleveland Playhouse; Philadelphia Theatre (including Stars of David); Goodspeed; Guthrie; Hartford Stage; Long Wharf; Old Globe (including Allegiance); Paper Mill Playhouse; multiple productions of Nerds. Opera: New York City Opera; Opera Santa Barbara; Minnesota Opera; Wolf Trap; Chicago Lyric Opera (upcoming).Other: Ringling Brothers Boom A Ring. Recipient of the TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.
- Lighting Design PETER KACZOROWSKI
Broadway: 50 plays and musicals including No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, The Assembled Parties, Nice Work, Wit, Venus in Fur, Anything Goes, A View from the Bridge, Grey Gardens, The Producers, Contact, Steel Pier. Extensive Off-Broadway, resident, and regional credits. Opera: Met, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Maggio Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Bonn, Lisbon. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Dramalogue, Hewes.
- Sound Design BRIAN RONAN
Brian Ronan has designed the sound for over twenty five Broadway shows. Some recent designs include Annie, Bring It On, Nice Work (Tony nomination), Book of Mormon (Tony), Anything Goes (Tony nomination, Drama Desk), American Idiot, Promises Promises, Next to Normal (Tony nomination), Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Pajama Game, All Shook Up, 12 Angry Men, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Charlie Brown, Cabaret. Off-Broadway: Rent, Bug (Obie and Lucille Lortel award).
- Hair and Wig Design CHARLES G. LAPOINTE
Broadway: After Midnight, Beautiful, Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Soul Doctor, Motown, Jekyll and Hyde, Clybourne Park, Bring It On, Newsies, The Columnist, Magic/Bird, Bonnie and Clyde, The Mountaintop, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, Cymbeline, Lombardi, Fences, Looped, Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations, A Raisin in the Sun, Radio Golf.
- Makeup Design JOE DULUDE II
Makeup designer for Wicked productions worldwide, If/Then, Jekyll & Hyde, The Jacksonian, Into the Woods (Public Theater), Follies, The Normal Heart, Catch Me If You Can, Elf, Lend Me a Tenor, Grease, The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods (key makeup Vanessa Williams). Film and television: “Smash,” E!, Style, Lifetime, PBS, “Access Hollywood.” Joe also teaches makeup for various organizations and is a fine artist.
Incidental Music Arranger STEVE SIDWELL
Recent work includes Arranger/MD for: “The Voice” (UK), 2012 Olympics, George Michael, Robbie Williams. Musical Orchestrations: We Will Rock You, Our House, Daddy Cool. Film Orchestrations: Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Finding Nemo. Emmy nominated for his 79th Academy Awards choir performance and received numerous advertising/recording industry awards working with artists including Amy Winehouse, The Who, Oasis, Muse, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder and The Who. www.stevesidwell.com
- Music Director/Supervisor JASON HOWLAND
Broadway: Composer: Little Women; Music Supervisor/Conductor/Arranger: Bonnie And Clyde, Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Taboo, Spider-Man, Jekyll & Hyde Revival, Flashdance, We Will Rock You. Tours: South Pacific (Revival), Beauty and The Beast, La Cage Aux Folles, Memphis, Elf, A Chorus Line, Shrek. Recording Projects: Handel’s Messiah Rocks; Little Women; Taboo; Megumi Hamada Attitude; Ock Joo Hyun GOLD; Jekyll & Hyde (OBC, Revival); The Scarlet Pimpernel (OBC); The Civil War; Linda Eder Christmas Stays the Same and It’s Time. Proud father of Noah and Nina.
- Casting JILL GREEN
Jill is a member of The Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland. Gordon Cowell joined Jill Green Casting in 2011 and is a probationary member of the CDG.
Credits as Casting Director include :
London Theatre: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre 2015), The Scottsboro Boys (UK Casting–Jill Green/Gordon Cowell, Young Vic and Garrick Theatre), Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre and Piccadilly Theatre), I Can’t Sing! (The London Palladium), Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre and Garrick Theatre), The Human Comedy (Young Vic), The Producers (Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK Tours), Jack and The Beanstalk (The Barbican), Sinatra at The Palladium, Aladdin (The Old Vic Theatre), Bad Girls (Garrick Theatre), The Vagina Monologues (Wyndham’s Theatre), Contact (Queen’s Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre), Fosse (Prince Of Wales Theatre).
Tours and Regional:
Aladdin (Casting by Gordon Cowell – Cambridge Arts Theatre 2014/2015), Anything Goes (Crucible Theatre Sheffield and UK Tour 2014/15), Jersey Boys (Jill Green/Gordon Cowell UK Tour 2014/15), The Lion King (International Touring Production 2014/15), Rock of Ages (Jill Green/Gordon Cowell UK Tour 2014), Singin’ in The Rain (UK and Ireland Tour and Tokyo Theatre Orb 2013/14), West Side Story (UK and Ireland Tour 2013/14), Finding Neverland(Leicester Curve Theatre), She Loves Me, 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, Music Man, Babes in Arms, Carousel (all Chichester Festival Theatre), Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (Bristol Old Vic / Hampstead Theatre and UK Tour), Wuthering Heights (Bollywood adaptation, Tamasha Theatre Company), The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Liverpool Everyman), Promises Promises (Crucible Theatre Sheffield), My One and Only (Chichester Festival Theatre and Piccadilly Theatre), Fosse (European and International Tours), Cats (UK Tour), West End Story (UK Tours 2000/2001).
Marilyn (London Workshop 1), Around The World in 80 Days (London Workshops 1 and 2), X Factor The Musical (London Workshop 2), Made in Dagenham (London Workshop 1), Finding Neverland (London Workshops 1 and 2), Queer as Folk, Silk.
Beyond The Sea (co-casting, UK dancers).
Credits as Casting Consultant:
The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre), Truth in Translation (Belfast), A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum (National Theatre), Some Girls are Bigger than Others (Lyric Hammersmith).
- UK Musical Director MATT SPENCER-S MITH
Recently, Matt has been Musical Director for Cilla on ITV and is Musical Director and Co-arranger for The Infidel, playing until early November at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Also, Matt recently worked on Water Babies at Leicester Curve as MD and Vocal Arranger; and is the Associate Musical Supervisor for the North American Tour of We Will Rock You.
Other Musical Director credits include: The Prodigals (The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry) for which he is Musical Supervisor and co-arranger, Taboo (winner of Best Off West End Production, WOS awards 2013), We Will Rock You (Stuttgart and Berlin), Never Forget (Savoy Theatre and UK Tours), Footloose (UK and European tours), Bohemian Rhapsody, New Jersey Nights and Celtic Ladies (Supervisor for worldwide touring productions), This Is Elvis (UK Tour), Dancing In The Streets (UK Tour), Vampirette (Manchester Opera House), Aladdin (The Hawth, Crawley & Venue Cymru – Qdos), Robin Hood (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Aladdin, Cinderella and Mother Goose (Palace Theatre, Watford). He has also worked as Assistant Musical Director on Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre).
- Producer PAUL BLAKE
Mr. Blake is currently enjoying his Emeritus status after 22 seasons as the Executive Producer of the legendary St. Louis MUNY where he produced and/or directed more than 150 shows. In San Francisco, Mr. Blake produced and directed Sammy Cahn in Words and Music and directed and wrote ACT’s memorable Diamond ‘Lil. At the Guthrie Theatre, his Roman Holiday (Book-Writer) played to capacity last summer. Mr. Blake’s Tony-nominated Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Co-Writer & Co-Producer) had two highly successful seasons on Broadway and has become the most highly requested holiday musical in theaters across the country
- Producer SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING
Established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, Sony/ATV is the world’s leading music publisher and owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights including those from such iconic music catalogs as EMI Music Publishing, Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ATV controls many of the best-known songs ever written, like “New York, New York,” “All You Need Is Love,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Over the Rainbow” and “Stand By Me.” In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Sting, The Supremes, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists and songwriters includes Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
- Producer JEFFREY A. SINE
Jeffrey A. Sine is proud to be a part of a remarkable company that is bringing Carole King’s music and story to the stage. Mr. Sine lives in New York City and has produced over twenty-five Broadway and West End Productions over the past two decades. He has received six Tony nominations and three Tony awards. Love to Samira, Maya, Shailen, Roan & Jon.
- Producer RICHARD A. SMITH
With Paul Blake, Mr. Smith has co-produced Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Guthrie production of Roman Holiday, Come Fly With Me, songs by the legendary Sammy Cahn, and a national tour of 42nd Street. Prior to working with Mr. Blake, Mr. Smith spent 25 years on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Smith left Morgan Stanley in 1992 as a partner and member of the Management Committee after having built the International Equity Department into a worldwide organization.
- Producer MIKE BOSNER
Mr. Bosner is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut with Beautiful. Previously, he served as Associate Producer of The St. Louis MUNY for five seasons. At the MUNY, Mr. Bosner oversaw more than 135 productions alongside Executive Producer Paul Blake. He is truly honored to be working with this legendary material, inspiring group of collaborators, and his mentor and friend, Mr. Blake. Love to Mom, Dad, and David.
- Producer JEREMIAH J. HARRIS
Jeremiah J. Harris is the founder and Chairman/CEO of Production Resource Group, the world’s leading supplier of entertainment technology. Jere has been active in the theater industry since 1970, and has provided production management services for over 500 productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Starlight Express, and Dancing at Lughnasa. As the founder of Scenic Technologies, Jere revolutionized scenic automation with its patented Stage Command® motion control system, used on hundreds of shows, including The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. Most recently, Jere co-produced with Michael Cohl the successful turnaround of the record breaking production of Broadway’s Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, regarded as the most technically complex production ever mounted on a Broadway stage.
- UK General Manager MARK RUBINSTEIN LTD
Mark Rubinstein Ltd is an established theatre producing and general managing company working in the West End and on tour both nationally and internationally.
Mark Rubinstein Ltd is currently producing and general managing Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York’s Theatre and Tour), Once (Phoenix Theatre, London), Beautiful, The Carole King Musical (Opening in London February 2015), La Soirée (International tour including recent six month season at Union Square Theatre, New York and forthcoming London Season) and the UK tour of War Horse on behalf of the National Theatre.
Recent projects include: A Doll’s House (Duke of York’s and BAM, New York), Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man (Temple Studios, Paddington), the West End transfers of the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and of Untold Stories, Sweeney Todd (Adelphi), Blind Date (Charring Cross), Butley (Brighton Festival and Duchess Theatre), the European tour of Fela! (Holland Festival and Sadler’s Wells Theatre).
Other projects include: the European and UK tours of The Young Vic Theatre’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane and I am the Wind, several seasons of La Soirée (South Bank Big Top – special installation, Roundhouse and International Tours), The Three Musketeers a new musical with music by George Stiles (UK première Rose Theatre Kingston, Christmas 2010), La Clique (London Hippodrome, Roundhouse and International tour – Olivier Award: Best Entertainment), the West End transfer of the National Theatre’s War Horse (New London Theatre), two productions from South Africa’s Isango Portobello Company – The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo (Duke of York’s Theatre and International tour – Olivier Award: Best Musical Revival) and The Mysteries – Yiimimangaliso (Garrick Theatre), Arturo Brachetti: Change (Garrick Theatre, Olivier Award nominated for Best Entertainment). Other projects include Eddie Izzard’s Stripped (Lyric Theatre), Desperately Seeking Susan – a new musical featuring the songs of Blondie (Novello Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross with Jonathan Pryce and Aidan Gillen (Apollo Theatre), Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin directed by Rufus Norris (UK Tour and Playhouse Theatre), Teenage Kicks – a new play about John Peel (Edinburgh Festival), The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello Theatre), Bent with Alan Cumming (Trafalgar Studios), Sunday In The Park With George – winner of five Olivier Awards (Wyndham’s), Otherwise Engaged with Richard E. Grant and Anthony Head (UK Tour and Criterion Theatre), Tom and Viv (Almeida Theatre), Stephen Dillane’s solo Macbeth (Almeida and International Tour), the European premiere of David Mamet’s Romance (Almeida), Whose Life is it Anyway? with Kim Cattrall (Comedy Theatre), By the Bog of Cats with Holly Hunter (Wyndham’s), Hamlet directed by Trevor Nunn (The Old Vic), Dylan Moran’s West End run of Monster II (Palace Theatre), Eddie Izzard’s UK Arena tour of SEXIE, David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago with Matthew Perry, Minnie Driver, Hank Azaria and Kelly Reilly (Comedy Theatre), The Bomb-itty of Errors (New Ambassadors Theatre), Macbeth directed by Ed Hall with Sean Bean and Samantha Bond (Albery), Benefactors by Michael Frayn, directed by Jeremy Sams with Neil Pearson and Emma Chambers (Albery), Jesus Hopped The A-Train directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman (Arts Theatre), David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow directed by Peter Gill with Mark Strong, Patrick Marber and Kimberly Williams (tour and New Ambassadors), the world tour and West End run of the acclaimed RSC/Young Vic production of Goldoni’s A Servant to Two Masters adapted by Lee Hall, the West End premiere of Connor McPherson’s Port Authority and several tours of Paul Hodson’s adaptations of Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island and Down Under.
Mark Rubinstein Ltd provides consultancy services to The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, Punchdrunk, the Criterion Theatre and for several years produced the main house productions for the Young Vic Theatre.
Mark Rubinstein was the elected President of the Society of London Theatre form 2011 to 2014 and is the current Vice President. He was previously the chair of the Finance Committee of the Society. He is also a member of the board of the Theatre Development Trust and Stage One. He was previously a member of the board of Complicite and The Mousetrap Foundation.
Mark Rubinstein has also been producer for Made in Brighton Ltd and Old Vic Productions plc and a consultant for The Old Vic Theatre. For Old Vic Productions plc he produced and general managed the West End runs of Frank McGuinness’s Dolly West’s Kitchen, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and The Island. For six years he was Finance Director of the Royal Court Theatre and general managed the successful transfers to the West End of Death and the Maiden, Oleanna, Six Degrees of Separation, My Night with Reg and The Queen and I.
Previously he was General Manager at the Institute of Contemporary Arts before becoming Senior Producer for Bill Kenwright Ltd where he produced numerous touring and West End productions including Peter Hall’s productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and A School for Wives and the Peter Hall Company in the West End (season included Judi Dench in Filumena and Alan Bennett’s Kafka’s Dick with Julia McKenzie, Eric Sykes, and John Gordon-Sinclair), as well as Broadway transfers of The Dolls House with Janet McTeer and Theatre de Complicite’s production of The Chairs.
US General Manager
THE CHARLOTTE WILCOX
The Charlotte Wilcox Company has managed more than 70 productions. Upcoming: Allegiance, Ever After, Houdini, Secondhand Lions. Recent Broadway credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Godspell, On A Clear Day, Catch Me If You Can, Wonderland, Elf, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, [title of show], Grease (all three Broadway productions!), Cyrano, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bombay Dreams, The Full Mo
- Production Manager MATT TOWELL
Matt left the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1989 and began working in stage management for the Cambridge Theatre Company, Manchester Royal Exchange and the RSC. He also stage managed tours including Tommy and Crazy for You before moving into production management.
West End theatre includes: Made in Dagenham, The Commitments, The Book of Mormon, (Prince of Wales), Quartermaine’s Terms, The Bodyguard, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Sunshine Boys (Savoy), Master Class (Vaudeville), Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndhams), The Wizard of Oz (Palladium), Private Lives (Vaudeville), Legally Blonde (Savoy), La Bête (Comedy), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace), The Sound Of Music, Kiss Me, Kate,Bombay Dreams, Acorn Antiques, Smaller, Tonight’s the Night and Movin’ Out.
Other theatre includes: Monty Python Live at the o2 Arena; Troilus and Cressida, A Month in the Country, The Dispute and Tantalus for the RSC. Number one tours include: Ghost the Musical, The Sound of Music, Grease, Cats, Saturday Night Fever, The King and I, Starlight Express, Fosse and Chicago.
International theatre includes: Mamma Mia! (International tour), Sound of Music (Cape Town), Batman Live (world arena tour), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Sao Paulo), Cats (Sao Paulo), Saturday Night Fever (Johannesburg), Mamma Mia! (South Africa and world tour), Starlight Express (New Zealand), Cats (Germany and Italy).
Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical
For her portrayal of Carole King in Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
For her portrayal of Cynthia Weil in Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Beautiful The Carole King Musical received 8 nominations in the 2015 Olivier Awards!
Best Sound Design – Brian Ronan
Best Costume Design – Alejo Vietti
Best Theatre Choreographer – Josh Prince
Outstanding Achievement in Music – The Orchestra
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Ian McIntosh
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Lorna Want
Best Actress in a Musical – Katie Brayben
Best New Musical – Beautiful The Carole King Musical
Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
‘THE AMAZING STORY OF SONGWRITING TALENTS OF CAROLE KING TOLD THROUGH LAUGHTER AND TEARS, WITH HIT SONG AFTER HIT SONG. I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE!’
Tony Blackburn, BBC Radio 2
The Daily Mail
‘IT’S RARE FOR A SHOW TO CREATE A STAR BUT KATIE BRAYBEN AS CAROLE KING IS THE REAL DEAL’
‘SLICK, BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED AND FULL OF HITS’
‘A TAPESTRY OF GREATEST HITS’
‘MAGICAL. SENDS SHIVERS DOWN THE SPINE.’
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What time do the bars open?
Our Dress Circle Bar will be open an hour before the show begins. The Stalls and Grand Circle bar will open 30 minutes before the show begins.
What time does the auditorium open?
The auditorium will open approximately 30 minutes before the show begins.
What time does the show begin?
The show will start PROMPTLY at 2:30pm for a matinee performance and 7:30pm for an evening performance. Anyone not sat in their seat at this time will need to wait until the first suitable late seating point which is approximately 15 minutes into Act 1 when customers will be escorted to their seat by an usher.
How long is the show?
Act 1 is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes and Act 2 is approximately 55 minutes with an interval of 20 minutes.
The total running time is 2 hrs and 25 minutes
When can I collect my tickets?
Tickets can be collected from our box office an hour before the performance.
Where are the toilets?
There are toilet facilities on all levels.
Which level is suitable for access needs?
Our Dress Circle is at ground level and best suited to those who require assistance whilst visiting the Theatre. We would advise you to call our access line on 020 7836 5537 to ensure that all your needs are suitable met.
For more information please visit our access page.
Is there a cloakroom?
There is a cloakroom in the foyer with a charge of £1 per item.
Oversized items are not allowed in the auditorium.
Can I bring food into the theatre?
Only food bought on the premises can be eaten inside the auditorium.
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Do you have a restaurant/café?
We do not have a restaurant or café at the theatre. There are two cafes next door to the Theatre and we are only a short distance from Covent Garden which has a large selection of restaurants, many of which offer a pre-theatre menu.
Can Beautiful merchandise be purchased online?
Beautiful merchandise can be purchased online from BeautifulInLondonShop.co.uk
Performances & Tickets...
Until 25 June 2016
Monday - Saturday
Thursday & Saturday
From 27 June 2016
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
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