BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Will Debut in San Francisco Before Broadway Run
The SHN 2013-2014 season was announced today by Founder and President Carole Shorenstein Hays, featuring five productions at the SHN Curran, SHN Golden Gate, and SHN Orpheum Theatres in San Francisco. Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON which played a record-breaking 5-week run in the winter of 2012 will return for a limited engagement November 27, 2013 - January 19, 2014.
The season includes the Pre-Broadway premiere of the new Carole King musical, BEAUTIFUL; the 5 Time Tony Award-Winning musical play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; the National Tour launch of the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Revival, THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS; the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE; and a fifth show to be revealed.
All renewing and new members have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the return engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON at the time they renew or purchase their new membership.
The 2013-14 season is currently available for renewing members only by calling SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799 (Press 2), or through their SHN ACCOUNT at shnsf.com. Renewal invoices are currently being mailed.
BEAUTIFUL-THE Carole King MUSICAL about the life and career of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, will have its world premiere at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre this fall. BEAUTIFUL features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, and a book by Academy Award-Nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath. The show is produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a hot career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her fairytale life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King's rise to stardom, alongside husband and co-writer Gerry Goffin and fellow song writers Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil, set to the music that made her one of the recording industry's most enduring icons.
Carole King commented, "What's so great about this for me is that musicals were a major influence on my songwriting. 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."